Sometimes internet marketing notices the self-involved nature of noticing its own self-involved nature.
Also, reposting a roundup article is even easier than writing one.

Roundup posts are all the rage right now because they’re so much easier to write than actually spending time thinking of genuinely useful content.

But even better than doing roundups is being featured in them. You get links, fame, and glory, all for giving a 2 sentence quote about a topic you may or may not have any experience in.

https://blog.wordable.io/12-expert-quotes-expert-giving-quotes/

And in other news, Yahoo is still in business...
Seriously, who has a Yahoo account?

 

The data breach officially disclosed on Wednesday actually occurred in 2013 and, just like the one in 2014, allowed the cyber crooks to obtain personal information of its users but not credit card details.

 

http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/yahoo-data-breach-billion.html

Brian Dean is best known as the backlink guy, but his SEO and keyword research info is well worth a read. here's the update for 2017.

If you can master the art of finding awesome keywords for your business — you’ll not only benefit from more search engine traffic – but you’ll also know your customers better than your competition.

http://backlinko.com/keyword-research

Please please please for the love of all that's good, stop using Flash.
And don't get me started on Windows.

According to analysis released this month by Recorded Future, Adobe Flash vulnerabilities provided six of the top 10 vulnerabilities used by exploit kits in 2016. Exploit kits are automated tools that criminals stitch into the fabric of hacked or malicious Web sites, so that visitors who visit one of these sites with an outdated version of Flash in their browser can have malware silently installed. 

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/new-critical-fixes-for-flash-ms-windows/

The amount of time business buyers are willing to wait for a response varies by channel. It may surprise you that 67 percent of business buyers expect a response via email within one hour, and 15 percent of those actually expect an immediate reply.

http://www.convinceandconvert.com/customer-experience/buyers-expect-real-time-interaction/

Some great ideas in here about how to get people to engage and give up their email, without being so annoying about it.

1) Instead of pop-ups, create valuable gated content

2) Use NudgeSumo to replace pop-ups

3) Include subscribe forms directly in your content

Read how here:

https://venngage.com/blog/pop-ups-google-interstitials-2017/

I have 2 clients I'm going to speak with about this on Monday. If you'd like to be the third, Email Me or Get on my calendar
 

Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emerency Response Team (CERT) warns

Netgear's R7000 and R6400 routers, running current and latest versions of firmware, are vulnerable to arbitrary command injection attacks, though the number of users affected by the flaw is still unclear.

http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/netgear-router-hacking.html

Multi-level marketing comes to ransomware.

...to get their important files back, Popcorn Time gives victims option to pay a ransom to the cyber criminal or infect two other people and have them pay the ransom to get a free decryption key.

http://thehackernews.com/2016/12/ransomware-malware.html

Lots of deep info here about whole classes of devices that are vulnerable to Mirai.

The fact that these things run telnet simply boggles the mind.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/researchers-find-fresh-fodder-for-iot-attack-cannons/