Cybersecurity News | October 4, 2021

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Moving my weekly news summary to my web site to make it more accessible from different platforms. Cheers!
 
Ok, so let’s start with something good: October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and although organisations should always have security as a top-of-mind “thing”, we all know this isn’t the case. For my fellow Canadians, some info here: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) in Canada
 
Cyberattacks and ransomware are nothing to joke about, given the serious economic impacts they can have, but when human lives are at stake, then we realize the seriousness of it all. – Infant Fatality Could Be First Recorded Ransomware Death
 
The blame here lies as much with Visa as it does with Apple, as MasterCard – for example – is not vulnerable to this. In the meantime, if you have a Visa card and use Apple Pay, I suggest you turn off the “Express Transit” feature. – Vulnerability Exposes iPhone Users to Payment Fraud
 
Sigh 🙄. Yes, MFA through SMS is the least secure way of doing MFA; more evidence of that. – Hackers rob thousands of Coinbase customers using MFA flaw
 
🤦‍♂️ And of course, the weekly Google zero-day issue… – Google pushes emergency Chrome update to fix two zero-days
 
😂🤣😅…just. No. Words. If you’re doing that, wow – you’re such a “hero”! – Mozilla: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man dominate list of passwords leaked in breaches
 
“Digital transformation without cybersecurity is a recipe for disaster.” – yup, couldn’t have said it better myself! – Digital transformation is creating new security risks, and businesses can’t keep up