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Security Bits — 30 August 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 Pennsylvania has announced plans to release an Apple/Google-based COVID app in September — www.imore.com/… Which U.S. states are using Apple’s Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing? 9to5mac.com/… 🇦🇺 Australia’s non-Google/Apple COVID app […]

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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 – 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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