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Security Bits — 12 July 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇮🇪 COVID Exposure Notification Apps Continue to Roll Out: Ireland launches COVID-19 app using Apple and Google’s technology — www.imore.com/… Aside: I’m really impressed with how the Irish health authorities explain the privacy protections […]

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Security Bits — 26 June 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Zoom says it’ll provide end-to-end encryption even for free users now — thenextweb.com/… COVID Exposure Notification/Contact Tracing Apps continue to be developed around the world with continued varying levels of success: Amnesty International warn […]

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Security Bits — 14 June 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. As expected, Apple quickly patched the Kernel flaw powering the Unc0ver Jailbreak: Kernel Vulnerability Causes Apple to Update All Operating Systems — tidbits.com/… Apple is no longer signing iOS 13.5, stopping jailbreakers from downgrading […]

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Security Bits — 31 May 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Remain vigilant for pandemic-related scams: COVID-19 tests, PPE and antiviral drugs find a home on the dark web — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Beware of emails with “horrible charts” about Covid-19 — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇺🇸 Scammers target COVID-19 […]

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Security Bits — 17 May 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Work continues on Apple & Google’s Exposure Notification API: Apple releases concepts for how exposure notification could look on iOS — www.imore.com/… Apple and Google to ban location tracking in contact tracing apps — […]

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Security Bits — 3 May 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Zoom continues to respond positively to problems with and criticisms of their platform: Zoom announces 5.0 update with tougher encryption and new security features — www.imore.com/… Last time Bart was not sure of the […]

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Security Bits — 5 April 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Cloudflare’s WARP VPN Enters Beta for macOS, Windows — www.macobserver.com/… Related: WireGuard, the new and very promising open source VPN protocol that powers WARP VPN has reached 1.0, and has been added to the […]

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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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