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Security Bits — 22 March 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Following on from the iOS clipboard security weakness discussed in the previous instalment, security researchers have now observed many popular iOS apps periodically polling the clipboard for no apparent reason, and it’s not known […]

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Security Bits — 8 March 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. FireFox are continuing their roll-out of DoH, enabling it by default for new installs in the US — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Google stops indexing WhatsApp chats; other search engines still at it — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… HomeKit Router […]

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Security Bits — 23 February 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Developments in the Avast Browser History Data Sales story: Avast kills off Jumpshot, the subsidiary that sold all your Web data — arstechnica.com/… 🇨🇿 Czech Authorities to Investigate Avast Over Sale of Users’ Browser […]

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Security Bits — 9 February 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🧯Intel have released a fix for yet another named bug in performance-enhancing features of their CPUs. This one is named CacheOut because it involves cache evictions. The key takeaway is that like the other […]

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Security Bits – 17 November 2019

Followup 🇺🇸 Mozilla refute the very misleading (factually incorrect) presentation American ISPs gave to congress urging them to take action against encrypted DNS (DoH) — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Microsoft have issued yet another warning about the patch they released a few months ago for older versions of Windows to remove the so-called BlueKeep vulnerability. Attacks have now […]

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