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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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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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