FTC – Student loan forgiveness SCAMS are already circulating AUG-2022

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Did you hear about the student loan announcements? Scammers did, too | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) You’ve probably already heard about the new government plan that will forgive some federal student loans, once it’s up and running. Also in the news: the federal student loan payment pause has been extended to December 31, 2022. But scammers […]

Security – Shortened URL handling using CURL command

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Almost all shortened URL handling should be avoided as it provides a hidden way of re-directing users to malicious websites.  However if one must process these for a rare legitimate need the getlinkinfo site below can be helpful.  And technical IT professionals can use CURL as recommended in SANS Internet Storm Center.  https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Taking+Apart+URL+Shorteners/28980 Ever get […]

Microsoft SysInternals – Sysmon and ZoomIt updates AUG-2022

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Microsoft SysInternals recently updated the Sysmon and ZoomIt components InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog – SANS Internet Storm Center Both Sysinternals utilities (Sysmon and ZoomIt) received updates that significantly extends their scope: Sysmon can now also block actions, and ZoomIt can record videos.  Sysmon Event 27 (FileBlockExecutable) can now be used to block writing of executables to disk, […]


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