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Security Bits — 26 June 2022

Feedback & Followups

  • An interim report on the EU’s investigation of the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware reveals that the company has admitted to selling its product in at least five EU countries (the company are not sure there aren’t more, they’re still investigating) — www.macobserver.com/…
    • Related: Google’s Project Zero team have released details of another Spyware product targeting Android & iOS being sold by Italian company RCS Labs which used an Enterprise Cert and social engineering to trick victims into side-loading the spyware onto their iPhones (Apple have revoked all certs used, so the spyware is now blocked) — www.imore.com/…
  • Social Media News:
    • Instagram are rolling out new parental controls, including time limits (US-only now, but in other countries soon, and globally by end of the year) — www.imore.com/…
    • Telegram have announced the details of their paid-for premium subscription ($4.99/month for big file uploads, fast downloads, and increases on all other limits) — www.imore.com/…

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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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