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Security Bits – 27 August 2019

Followups GitHub joins WebAuthn club — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Human Review of Voice Assistant Recordings: Facebook got humans to listen in on some Messenger voice chats — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Microsoft have humans review your conversations, and they’re not up for changing that fact: Microsoft won’t shift on AI recordings policy — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Humans may have been listening to […]

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Security Bits – 25 July 2019

Followups The Zoom webcam/webserver issue We now have confirmation that the vulnerability was also present in the RingCentral and Zhumu apps — www.imore.com/… Apple have rolled out an additional automatic security update to address the issues with these apps — www.macobserver.com/… Related Opinion: John Gruber addresses the question Isn’t [Apple’s response] “nonconsensual technology” too? in […]

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Security Bits – 30 June 2019

Followups Facebook has replaced the infamous study app that breached Apple’s Enterprise Developer Program rules and got them into so much trouble a few months ago with a new app that is not side-loaded, is explicit in what it does, and is Android only (Editorial by Bart: I’m guessing they couldn’t get a useful spying […]

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Security Bits – 1 June 2019

Followups Andrew Orr at TMO got a bit of a sneak-peak at Cloudflare’s soon-to-be released Warp VPN (Editorial by Bart: support for a split tunnel is a nice touch) — www.macobserver.com/… Security researchers have found that there are still nearly a million devices out there on the internet vulnerable to the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability Microsoft […]

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Security Bits – 3 May 2019

Followups Marcus Hutchins, the young security researcher who shot to fame by killing the WannaCry malware and then to infamy when he was arrested and charged with cyber crimes while traveling to the US to present at a security conference, has pleaded guilty to writing and selling banking malware. The offences pre-date his work as […]

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