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Welcome to our blog. Here we will let you know the latest happenings in the information security world.


Phishing tests: how to handle clickers

By Brian Ventura

This article discusses how a security team should handle people failing a phishing test

This is a good write-up from one of the major phishing vendors discussing what to do when individuals fail internal phishing tests.

Brian Krebs is an independent, security-focused reporter. He is often first to report on complex, previously unknown scams.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/05/should-failing-phish-tests-be-a-fireable-offense/

Question: Does the City of Portland perform internal phishing tests? Yes we do.

 

WhatsApp must be patched immediately

By Christopher Paidhrin

Attackers Exploit WhatsApp Flaw to Auto-Install Spyware

WhatsApp vulnerability (within the VOIP stack) that is leveraged by the audio call feature allows a bad actor to install spyware without any user action. The bad actor call also erases any trace of their malware-laden call.

--> If you use WhatsApp, please install the latest software update via your app store.

https://www.databreachtoday.com/attackers-exploit-whatsapp-flaw-to-auto-install-spyware-a-12480?rf=2019-05-14_ENEWS_ACQ_DBT__Slot1_ART12480&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpRMk1UaGhaV0V4TURWaiIsInQiOiJjakNOckRKRE9naUdVQysyakpIM2RBQjRBWTBlbktMUkdHcUNXRFFcL1VweEN4QnZhTTJhNUt1VFFzSURBY0ljcG8xNmUxVFg5NmtoUnBJT3NxUG1VdU5PN21JWkpGMTFOZFFyUGNBUXdoUlF4T2xDVVR2UUFVamVHRnVcLzdQZG9UIn0%3D