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Security Bits — 12 November 2023

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Attackers continue to succeed in getting Google to host their malicious ads: Google ads push malicious CPU-Z app from fake Windows news site — www.bleepingcomputer.com/… A final twist in the SolarWinds mega-hack saga: SEC […]

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Security Bits — 29 October 2023

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Passkeys continue to roll out: Google Adopts Passkeys as Default Sign-in Method for All Users — thehackernews.com/… Amazon adds passkey support as new passwordless login option — www.bleepingcomputer.com/… Deep Dive 1 — iLeakage TL;DR […]

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Security Bits — 1 October 2023

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. LastPass are finally forcing users to strengthen their master passwords — krebsonsecurity.com/… (Note that this provides zero protection to what ever was in user’s vaults when the big breach happened last year!) Passkeys continue […]

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Security Bits — 17 September 2023

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. UK backs down from nonsensical law after threats from Apple, WhatsApp — appleinsider.com/… (in a dishonest way, but better than nothing) Deep Dive — LastPass Vaults are Being Cracked (Follow the Money!) It was […]

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Security Bits — 3 September 2023

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. An excellent overview of the NightOwl saga we mentioned last time: Did the NightOwl app really join Macs to a botnet army? — www.intego.com/… A fresh campaign has been launched to try pressure Apple […]

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