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Douglas Bonderud

Freelance Writer

A freelance writer for three years, Doug Bonderud is a Western Canadian with expertise in the fields of technology and innovation. In addition to working for the IBM Midsize Insider, The Content Standard and Proteomics programs for Skyword, Doug also writes for companies like Ephricon Web Marketing and sites such as MSDynamicsWorld. Clients are impressed with not only his command of language but the minimal need for editing necessary in his pieces. His ability to create readable, relatable articles from diverse Web content is second to none. He has also written a weekly column for TORWars, a videogaming website; posts about invention and design for InventorSpot.com and general knowledge articles for WiseGeek. From 2010-2012, Doug did copywriting for eCopywriters.com. Doug is currently a municipal police officer, on track to become a fantasy/sci-fi author.

Written By Douglas Bonderud

New Devil’s Ivy Vulnerability Causing Rash of IoT Risks

A new open source vulnerability called Devil's Ivy could enable attackers to hijack security camera feeds and block legitimate users from accessing data.

Everlasting Issue? EternalBlue Scanning Apps Find 50,000 Susceptible Systems

A new scanning app found that more than 50,000 systems across the world are still vulnerable to the EternalBlue exploit, despite a patch being available.

Let’s Get Physical: Malicious Script Magecart Expands Impact With Fraudulent Mail Forwarding

Malicious script Magecart is still going strong, allowing threat actors to hire U.S. mules to ship fraudulently purchased goods.

Half-Year Roundup: The Top Five Data Breaches of 2017 — So Far

Organizations around the world and across industries have had to deal with more than their fair share of devastating data breaches so far in 2017.

Malware Meltdown: Nuclear Power Plants Now Top Targets for Cybercrime

Nuclear power plants are now being targeted by sophisticated cybercrime groups. Is this the precursor to a full-scale malware meltdown?

The XX Factor: The Critical Role of Women in Closing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

With 1.8 million IT positions set to go unfilled by 2022, closing the industry's gender gap can go a long way toward closing the cybersecurity skills gap.

Svpeng Stings Users With Threefold Boost to Mobile Ransomware

Kaspersky Lab has reported that mobile ransomware infections are on the rise to booming strains of the Svpeng malware family.

Fireball Malware: Ticking Time Bomb or All Hot Air?

Depending on who you ask, the Fireball malware infected somewhere between 40 and 250 million Windows devices. The potential danger, however, is undisputed.

Cryptocurrency Miner Digging Into PCs Based On NSA Exploit

The protocol targets PCs with SMB vulnerabilities and runs a Monero cryptocurrency miner. Its infection rate peaked in April, totaling at 100,000 systems.

Cyber Solstice: IT Security Tasks to Tackle on the Longest Day of the Year

Security professionals should take advantage of the longest day of the year to take care of security tasks that are typically placed on the back burner.