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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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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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Security Bits – 5 April 2019

Followups 🇦🇺 Australia’s controversial anti-encryption law has been referred for independent review to check whether it adequately safeguards citizens rights — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇪🇺 The EU Copyright Directive passed the EU parliament with the two controversial articles intact (the so-called link tax and upload filter) — tidbits.com/… Security Medium 1 — Android Security at Age 10 […]

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