TWINN Security News May 31, 2021

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: It’s ransomware, or maybe a disk wiper, and it’s striking targets in Israel. This is actually a newly-discovered threat that SentinelOne dubbed Apostle. Apostle was at first a wiper but has become full-fledged ransomware. The…

WTH Security News May 11, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise. Seems like a talent-acquisition/acqui-hire only by the accounts of Keybase. If so, sad for Keybase fans. Samsung patches 0-click vulnerability impacting all smartphones sold since 2014. This is significant. Anyone you love with a…

WTH Security News May 4, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Attackers exploit 0-day code-execution flaw in the Sophos firewall. Such a critical lesson in this for *us* is to never have webadmin publicly exposed. Google Play has been spreading advanced Android malware for years. Advanced hacker group seeded market with at least…

WTH Security News April 27, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Hackers target oil producers as they struggle with a record glut of crude. Ministers plan to give more UK public bodies power to access phone data. Meanwhile, during the same week, Israel halts police phone tracking over privacy concerns. A single line of…

WTH Security News April 20, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Microsoft April 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 3 zero-days, 15 critical flaws. For SecurityNow listeners, you already knew about a number of these over a week ago, and hopefully applied mitigation techniques. Ring 0 of fire: Does Riot Games’ new anti-cheat measure go…

WTH Security News April 4, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Google offers and NSO group pitches to provide governments Coronavirus surveillance data. Privacy advocates are concerned. Android users, in particular, should be aware. This is not about whether you agree with stay-at-home or not, but how this will set the stage for our collective post-corona…

WTH Security News March 30, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns. Note the mitigations available. Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking. Good info published which we can use to protect clients better. HHS.gov Open Redirect Used by Coronavirus Phishing to Spread Malware.…

WTH Security News March 23, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues you should pay attention to: Shadowserver, a critical internet safeguard, is running out of time and money. The work they do in conjunction with network operators, security researchers, law enforcement, and technology vendors is a mainstay of internet security work today. Google’s Advanced Protection program for high-risk…

WTH Security News March 16, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues you should pay attention to: Wormable SMBv3 security risk in Windows. Out-of-cycle patch released by Microsoft. Super critical to patch. Necurs Botnet gets taken down along with over 6 MILLION malicious domains! 40 Million victims to-date. Popular VPN And Ad-Blocking Apps Are Secretly Harvesting User Data. Surprise…