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Security Bits by Bart Busschots — 22 August 2021

Feedback & Followups

❗ Action Alerts

  • Another Patch Tuesday has been and gone, and one of the Windows bugs patched is now under active exploitation, so be sure to patch promptly — krebsonsecurity.com/…
  • Security researchers at Tenable have found a critical bug in the firmware used in many home routers by Buffalo, and as re-badged routes from major ISPs — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… & www.tenable.com/…

Worthy Warnings

Notable News

Interesting Insights

Just Because it’s Cool 😎

Palate Cleansers

Legend

When the textual description of a link is part of the link it is the title of the page being linked to, when the text describing a link is not part of the link it is a description written by Bart.

Emoji Meaning
🎧 A link to audio content, probably a podcast.
A call to action.
flag The story is particularly relevant to people living in a specific country, or, the organisation the story is about is affiliated with the government of a specific country.
📊 A link to graphical content, probably a chart, graph, or diagram.
🧯 A story that has been over-hyped in the media, or, "no need to light your hair on fire" 🙂
💵 A link to an article behind a paywall.
📌 A pinned story, i.e. one to keep an eye on that’s likely to develop into something significant in the future.
🎩 A tip of the hat to thank a member of the community for bringing the story to our attention.

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