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Security Bits β€” 12 May 2024

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί Quick Digital Markets Act update: The first 3rd-party iOS app store in the EU has gone live – AltStore PAL by Riley Testut β€” rileytestut.com/… EU Labels iPadOS as a Gatekeeper and Orders […]

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Security Bits β€” 14 April 2024

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. An excellent writeup detailing the fascinating story of the XZUtils compromise we discussed last time β€” arstechnica.com/… (Editorial by Bart: Definitely one of the nearest misses we’ve had in the supply chain for some […]

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Security Bits β€” 31 March 2024

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Watering hole attacks targeting Python developers are continuing, with attacks targeting the PyPi package repo getting so bad the site has temporarily suspended new account signups β€” www.bleepingcomputer.com/… Attackers are continuing to succeed in […]

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Security Bits β€” 17 March 2024 ☘️

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Ransomeware-related developments: The apparent return of the BlackCat ransomeware gang after their recent law enforcement take-down appears to have been short-lived, with the group collapsing with an apparent exit scam: BlackCat Ransomware Group Implodes […]

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Security Bits β€” 3 March 2024

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Another defeat for the NSO group: πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ U.S. Court Orders NSO Group to Hand Over Pegasus Spyware Code to WhatsApp β€” thehackernews.com/… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Microsoft have finally followed through on their promise to the US […]

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Security Bits β€” 18 February 2024

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. It’s not just in Google Search Results that malicious ads are getting through ATM: Facebook ads push new Ov3r_Stealer password-stealing malware β€” www.bleepingcomputer.com/… (The lure is different though, job ads with malicious PDF downloads, […]

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Security Bits β€” 4 February 2024

<li>## Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Apple have released iOS 17.3, which includes the new Stolen Device Protection mode designed to thwart the recent spike in iPhone thefts by thieves who have observed or socially engineered passcodes allowing them […]

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Security Bits β€” 21 January 2024

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. We warned about this then-unpatched flaw a few weeks ago, now there’s a fix: Apple patches security flaw that allowed Magic Keyboard Bluetooth connections to be faked β€” appleinsider.com/… Kaspersky have developed and released […]

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Security Bits β€” 3 January 2024 (Bart & Jill from the North Woods)

Deep Dive β€” Operation Triangulation TL;DR β€” Kaspersky labs have discovered that they, and Russian government officials, were targeted by very advanced iOS malware that completely took over iOS devices for the last 4 years. Apple have patched all the exploited vulnerabilities, regular users were not targeted, and Kaspersky say there is not enough evidence […]

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