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 is key for *all* IoT devices. Keep them in their own sandbox and don’t let current and yet-to-be discovered vulnerabilities affect your high value assets like servers, domain controllers, etc.
Cloudflare thwarts 17.2M rps DDoS attack — the largest ever reported. If we standardize to zero trust, it’ll make it that much more difficult for botnets to operate.
macOS 11’s hidden security improvements. A very nice read, and what a contrast compared to the direction on Windows seemingly becoming more and more of a challenge to keep secure.
How to Hack Apple ID. A security researcher report who received a small bounty for his efforts, but we, the consumers, are the biggest benefactor.
Did you know?
The once-doomed MS Paint gets its first redesign in over a decade. This one is for co-founder John 🙂
For a video version of this see https://youtu.be/wTPc6FvSyyw