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TWINN Security News February 28

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Our brief focus this week is around Android stalkerware. Historically, the Android ecosystem has been an attractive market for users and developers alike. Since Android phones tend to also be less costly than iPhones, and

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TWINN Security News February 21

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: This week our focus is on a tactic that has allowed cyber criminals to steal money from people and organizations for decades. To this day, it is still a go-to strategy, and it’s called Business

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TWINN Security News February 14

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: First, Happy Valentines! I hope you enjoyed the Cryptobowl, er, I mean Superbowl! Today there\’s some good news to start with, including our focus on a key Microsoft decision, but more on that in a

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TWINN Security News February 7

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Let’s talk about Trickbot today. For over 5 years now, Trickbot has been part of the toolchain used in so many cyberattacks on businesses small and large, so it is probably a good thing we

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TWINN Security News January 31

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: I would like to talk about our location data. By default, our smart phones we carry in our pockets collect an extreme amount of precise location data. In fact, we have to go out of

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TWINN Security News January 24

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Today our focus is on the Advanced Persistent Threats, shortened to APTs. Such labels are applied due to the sticky nature of them that can lurk inside networks undetected for a period of time, waiting

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TWINN Security News January 17

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to. Today our focus is on RATs, or Remote Access Trojans. RATs are one of the most powerful tools in a cyber criminals bag of tricks. They’ve existed since the dawn of the internet and this

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TWINN Security News January 10

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: This week we focus on the difficult challenge ahead of public software libraries and scripts that thousands of companies and developers are trusting. It makes sense. Open source developers make a useful javascript library available

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TWINN Security News January 3

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: In 2022, I’ll have more of a focus on one key story for my TWINN each Monday. The feature story today is around SIM swapping. It’s an attack vector that is not addressed with zero

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TWINN Security News December 27

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Hackers target crypto wallets through Telegram using Echelon malware. We regularly see Telegram as more than a messenger now. It is more like a user-friendly darkweb technology. It is too powerful for criminals to ignore,

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TWINN Security News December 20

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Patch fixing critical Log4J 0-day has its own vulnerability that’s under exploit. Oh boy. This log4j problem will be with us for a while. It’s what cyber criminals consider that gift that will keep on

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TWINN Security News December 13

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: The Log4Shell 0-day, four days on: What is it, and how bad is it really? Yes it really is so bad that it will likely ruin many people’s holidays. I hate to have to say this,

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TWINN Security News December 6

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Still paying for antivirus software? Experts say you probably don\’t need it. For example, Windows comes with Defender as part of its operating system. However, endpoint protection that goes beyond traditional antivirus functions still has

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TWINN Security News November 29

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: GoDaddy data breach impacts 1.2 million WordPress site owners. What a way to start out your week, I know! The worst part of this story is that victims will have a difficult time to find

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TWINN Security News November 22

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: How Cellphone Data Collected for Advertising Landed at U.S. Government Agencies. For seven years we’ve been on a mission to resist third party advertiser networks from reaching the computers and devices of people we care

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TWINN Security News November 15

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Even though last week we started seeing some overall good trends, it seems we’ve lost those positive trends by threats larger than ever before: MediaMarkt hit by Hive ransomware, initial $240 million ransom. While they

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TWINN Security News November 8

From: David Redekop <[email protected]>Sent: lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2021 11:23To: [email protected]: NEWS YOU CAN USE! — GOOD NEWS DETAILS BELOW — Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: House approves massive infrastructure plan that includes $1.9 billion for cybersecurity. This is good news insomuch as

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TWINN Security News November 1

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: SolarWinds Hackers Continue to Hit Technology Companies, Says Microsoft. We already know that supply chain attacks are an area of concern going forward. Now it seems the same group behind Solarigate is continuing to hit

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TWINN Security News October 25

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Accenture lost \’proprietary information\’ in summer ransomware attack. Even organizations with strong security controls can fall victim. Even though the impact was less than many other stories, there may be additional fallout from this: “In

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TWINN Security News October 18

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Biden administration holds meeting on ransomware threat with more than 30 nations and E.U. This is intended as a first meeting of many. More than 30 countries gathered and acknowledged the global security threat that

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TWINN Security News October 11

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked. For five years! While we’ve known for a while that there’s no encryption or security around the SMS service, this might just be

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TWINN Security News October 4

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to. Let’s try a week without ransomware stories… Hundreds of scam apps hit over 10 million Android devices. This trend apparently has never stopped, mostly around premium SMS fraud. One way is to turn OFF SMS

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TWINN Security News September 27

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Exchange/Outlook autodiscover bug exposed 100,000+ email passwords. Oh ouch. Back in 2007 when Microsoft created this protocol, it wasn’t yet a “Security First” kind of thought process. It’s unclear how this bug will ever be

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TWINN Security News September 20

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Warning: Update Chrome Now As Hackers Attack Two Major Vulnerabilities In Google Browser. Might be a good time to use Brave instead as an alternate browser for better privacy and better security while maintaining compatibility

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TWINN Security News September 13

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: Wide-ranging SolarWinds probe sparks fear in Corporate America. This pressure on C-level executives is very real that culpability may be exposed. The best possible outcome from this will be a collective determination to act more

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TWINN Security News September 6

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: New Malware Uses Novel Fileless Technique to Evade Detection. Since most malware detection or endpoint security relies on content being written to disk, the malware can just avoid that altogether. FBI warns of \’large increase\’

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TWINN Security News August 30

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: FBI Shares Hive Ransomware IoCs in New Alert. We are starting to see a trend where early visibility into indicators of compromise are shared and this is good. Now, if you’ve already been living in

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TWINN Security News August 23

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: T-Mobile: Breach Exposed SSN/DOB of 40M+ People. Breached again. Sigh. Keep an eye on your credit bureau file. Another critical IoT vulnerability (CISA warning) leaves baby monitors and other tech vulnerable (Mandiant blog). Network segmentation

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TWINN Security News August 16

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to: You’re doing IoT RNG (wrong). When a basic building block of security (RNG) is insecure, the house of cards is weaker than we thought. INFRA:HALT’s 14 new vulnerabilities in common IoT network stack, making many IoT devices

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