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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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’…

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…

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…

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…

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…