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Security Bits – 8 March 2019

Followups The on-going Spectre/Meltdown saga Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs — arstechnica.com 🇦🇺 Australia’s controversial anti-encryption law: Mozilla fears encryption law could turn its employees into insider threats — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… FastMail Challenges Australia Encryption Law — www.macobserver.com/… Grey-hat iPhone hackers Cellebrite are back in the news as older […]

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Security Bits – 11 January 2019

Followups CastHack Hackers hijack thousands of ChromeCasts to warn of latest security bug — techcrunch.com/… https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/01/04/dont-fall-victim-to-the-chromecast-hackers-heres-what-to-do/ — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Marriott now admits over 5 million passport numbers were stolen in their recent data breach — www.macobserver.com/… The first segment on episode 120 of the Checklist podcast by Secure Mac covers the convincing new phone scams targeting […]

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Security Bits – 14 December 2018

Followup Bloomberg’s controversial The Big Hack story SuperMicro released the results of an independent audit which found no evidence of hardware or software tampering on its motherboards — www.reuters.com/… & arstechnica.com/… The Marriott Breach Marriott Data Breach Is Traced to Chinese Hackers as U.S. Readies Crackdown on Beijing — www.nytimes.com/… An interesting related opinion piece […]

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Security Bits – 24 November 2018

Notable Security Updates Adobe have issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in Flash — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Patch Skype for Business now or risk DoS via emoji kittens! — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Update now! Dangerous AMP for WordPress plugin fixed — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Microsoft pulls Office patches that are causing application crashes. Office365 users don’t need to take […]

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