Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature has arrived — here’s what you need to know. About time! While Apple likely has economic gains to win by this, it is a net positive for society.
Law enforcement delivers final blow to Emotet. We hope it’s final, but most likely it’ll be re-tooled and come back stronger. If past botnet “reincarnations” are an indication.
A software bug let malware bypass macOS’ security defenses. This is serious, but also patched and just another reminder to apply defense in depth.
U.S. government probes VPN hack within federal agencies, races to find clues. A serious PulseSecure breach but there’s lots to be careful about when it comes to VPNs in general.
Grand jury subpoena for Signal user data, Central District of California. Good to know that once again, a subpoena that might include your data and mine is extremely limited. The bottom line: Signal just doesn’t have any useful data to provide. That’s how it *should* work.
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