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Security Bits — 20 Feb 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 An update on a story Allison referenced last time: Missouri governor rebuffed: Journalist won’t be prosecuted for viewing HTML — arstechnica.com/… 🇮🇱 The NSO Group/Pegasus Saga: The Israeli government has opened an investigation […]

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Security Bits — 5 Feb 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 ID.me developments: ID.me CEO Admits Company Uses ‘1:Many’ Facial Recognition — www.macobserver.com/… Treasury Considers ID.Me Alternatives Over Privacy Concerns — money.usnews.com/… Related: Tax scam emails are alive and well as US tax season […]

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Security Bits — 9 January 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Log4Shell (Log4J): Log4Shell-like security hole found in popular Java SQL database engine H2 — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇺🇸 FTC threatens “legal action” over unpatched Log4j and other vulns — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇬🇧 Meta (né Facebook) have decided […]

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Security Bits — 12 December 2021

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 🇺🇬 Apple informed the US State Department that at least 9 iPhones used by their staff were infected with the NSO Group’s Pegasus malware. It’s not clear which NSO Group customer is responsible, […]

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Security Bits — 28 November 2021

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Pegasus/NSO Group: Apple Lawsuit Goes After Spyware Firm NSO Group — tidbits.com/… Apple Digital IDs: Apple delays iOS 15’s driver’s license support until ‘early 2022’ — www.imore.com/… Reporting from CNBC reveals details of Apple’s […]

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Security Bits — 14 November 2021

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 our discussion of 2FA bypasses by tricking people into giving up their one-time-passwords, Vice did a detailed article describing one of the new 2FA-bypass-as-a-service cybercrime offerings: The Booming Underground Market for […]

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