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TWINN Security News August 9

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: The privacy battle Apple isn’t fighting. For at least a decade, privacy advocates dreamed of a universal, legally enforceable “do not track” setting. So why isn’t Apple helping its customers take advantage of it? This

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TWINN Security News August 2

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: PunkSpider—the Search Engine for Web Exploits—Rises From the Dead. This controversial service is an interesting renewed approach in shaming public-facing websites. Iran’s Secret Cyber Files. The very existence of this type of reporting must raise

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TWINN Security News July 26

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Kaseya obtains REvil decryptor, starts customer data recovery operations. Remote management software vendor Kaseya said today it obtained a universal decryptor for the REvil ransomware. Meanwhile, REvil vanishes. Chinese government recruiting criminal hackers to attack Western

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TWINN Security News July 19

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments. If this happens, it will be a hard pill to swallow, but business owners will have no choice but to strengthen their defences to avoid

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TWINN Security News July 12

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Microsoft’s emergency patch fails to fix critical “PrintNightmare” vulnerability. Maybe the third time will be a charm. In the mean time, everyone who has moved print sharing and spooler functionality off Domain Controllers should keep

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TWINN Security News July 5

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Kaseya supply chain attack delivers mass ransomware event to US companies. If this isn’t a wakeup call, I’m not sure what is. Supply chain attacks are now as real as it gets. Microsoft Tries, Fails

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TWINN Security News June 28

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: A week after arrests, Cl0p ransomware group dumps new tranche of stolen data. Just when it seemed law enforcement had taken them down, it’s clear that the group is continuing to conduct cybercrime. SolarWinds hackers

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TWINN Security News June 21

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks. This is no surprise to anyone watching the security space, but it’s important to emphasize that one in five companies in the sector have already been compromised

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TWINN Security News June 14, 2021

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: The hard truth about ransomware: we aren’t prepared, it’s a battle with new rules, and it hasn’t near reached peak impact. Kevin says “We are rebuilding entire economies around technology, while having some fundamental issues

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TWINN Security News June 7, 2021

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password. According to Mandiant, it was a compromised password that started it all. This is just another reminder that we must be vigilant to protect everything we possibly can

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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

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TWINN Security News May 24, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Cyber insurance premiums rise as ransomware, hacks continue, GAO finds. Still haven’t reached peak cyber insecurity, apparently. Ransomware strikes AXA shortly after insurer announces it will stop covering extortion fees. The two events are not necessarily linked, but wow. Senators roll out

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TWINN Security News May 17, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Kevin\’s Lame Review of May 2021\’s Patch Tuesday, thread. This is a nice summary of the severity of a given patch Tuesday, especially in a day when it’s harder to determine what we need to pay attention to. Darkside Retreats to the

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TWINN Security News May 10, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: CISA Statement on the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Incident. This underscores the threat that ransomware poses to organizations regardless of size or sector. Severe vulnerabilities in Dell firmware update driver found and fixed. But who updates their Dell firmware? We obviously all should.

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TWINN Security News May 3, 2021

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

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TWINN Security News April 26, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Signal CEO Hacks Cellebrite iPhone Hacking Device Used By Cops. Cellebrite has quite a shady history, so it’s nice to see Moxie Marlinspike turn the tables in this way to shine a light. Facebook downplays data breach in internal email. Apparently they’ve

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TWINN Security News April 19, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: The Untold Story Of The SolarWinds Hack. It all started in September 2019 with a PoC to see if malicious actors could introduce one line of harmless code into production Orion software. FBI Accesses Computers Around Country to Delete Microsoft Exchange Hacks.

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TWINN Security News April 12, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Pwn2Own contest results are interesting. So is the $200,000 award given for a new Exchange Server vulnerability, while the world still hasn’t solved ProxyLogon. Feel free to check on our adamnet.io/exchange2019honeypot  Windows and Linux devices are under attack by a new cryptomining worm. Easy

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TWINN Security News April 5, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Opening a TXT file on macOS can be dangerous. This one is patched now, if you’re up-to-date, but ouch! Zero click vulnerability in Apple’s macOS Mail. Much more serious than the first, also patched, but this is a good reminder why we

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TWINN Security News March 29, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Big Tech\’s danger to kids finally aligns Democrats, Republicans. This fact of danger isn’t news to anyone I know, but what a lesson it is for all of us, that we must be diligent long before politicians get involved. Software vendors would

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TWINN Security News March 22, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: A long read, but well worth it, “Your Face Is Not Your Own” is another deep dive on ClearviewAI: “When a secretive start-up scraped the internet to build a facial-recognition tool, it tested a legal and ethical limit — and blew the

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TWINN Security News March 15, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Microsoft investigates potential ties between partner security firm, Exchange Server attack code leak. Exploit tools used in widespread attacks reportedly are similar to PoC code privately distributed by Microsoft to vendors. Giant Datacenter Fire Takes Down Government Hacking Infrastructure. Raiu said that

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TWINN Security News March 8, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Facebook will pay $650 million to settle class action suit centered on Illinois privacy law. This is good news to the tune of over $300 to over a million Illinois residents. More importantly, the winds of privacy are further shifting in the

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TWINN Security News March 1, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Apple Is Going to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones With Zero-Click Attacks. In iOS 14.5 it will become that much harder for zero-click attacks to occur. Update as soon as it’s out. Russia’s GRU has targeted electrical grid access for years.

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TWINN Security News February 22, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped. This story is still developing, but it’s great news this was detected this early before any payloads were run. ‘Antivirus is dead’: The rising enterprise security threats for 2021 and how to

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TWINN Security News February 15, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Hackers try to poison Florida town\’s water supply after computer breach. Bioterrorism is here. We can and need to start being more proactive on our food and water supply chains. How a supply chain attack let one researcher hack into Apple, Microsoft

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TWINN Security News February 8, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Ziggy ransomware shuts down and releases victims\’ decryption keys. Way to start Monday with some good news. These ransomware authors are afraid their crime will catch up with them so they’ve apologized publicly and released the keys. Hackers post detailed patient medical

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TWINN Security News February 1, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS MALWARE EMOTET DISRUPTED THROUGH GLOBAL ACTION. This is a feel-good moment, when the Command & Control system itself is taken over by law enforcement, and then used to disinfect itself. North Korea targets — and dupes — a slew

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TWINN Security News January 25, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Phishing email attacks targeting remote workers on the rise. This isn’t really a surprise since that’s where security is weakest. Malwarebytes hit by hackers implicated in SolarWinds breach. Their own reporting, but originally disclosed in a tweet by @mkleczynski. SonicWall\’s internal network hacked

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TWINN Security News January 18, 2021

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Children’s Screen Time Has Soared in the Pandemic, Alarming Parents and Researchers. Strict parents have it difficult now, lenient parents, well, read the research… Larger CyberBunker investigation yields shutdown of DarkMarket. Reminds us of previous large dark web markets a la Silk

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