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 been expecting this and the playbook is to generalize it as an industry problem!? Just this week’s reminder that there’s no net value for anyone other than Facebook’s shareholders for us to use their platforms.
Codecov hackers breached hundreds of restricted customer sites – sources. Just a reminder how interwoven our systems are and additional protection by way of Zero Trust is so absolutely necessary for our own protection.
Backdoored password manager stole data from as many as 29K enterprises. The lesson here is to be careful in choosing a password manager, at the very least one that is vetted by independent security researchers.
Academics detail ways to leak contact info of nearby iThings for spear-phishing. While this is less of a story than it claims to be, you might be glad to know that always-on VPN infrastructure for iOS actually mitigates this, and is part of the adam:GO™ product offering.
Did you know?
Prominent security expert Dan Kaminsky passes away at 42. It is unfortunate that so much of the article is focused on trying to convince the public that his vaccination had nothing to do with it.
For a video version of this, see https://youtu.be/4nAOM5bGu1s