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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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Security Bits – 8 March 2019

Followups The on-going Spectre/Meltdown saga Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs — arstechnica.com 🇦🇺 Australia’s controversial anti-encryption law: Mozilla fears encryption law could turn its employees into insider threats — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… FastMail Challenges Australia Encryption Law — www.macobserver.com/… Grey-hat iPhone hackers Cellebrite are back in the news as older […]

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Security Bits – Facebook Token Hack, Bloomberg Amazon & Apple Servers & China, Facebook Uses 2FA Numbers for Advertising

Security Bits – 5 October 2018 Followups 🇺🇸 The CA IoT security law discussed previously has been signed into law — www.theverge.com/… Google have announced plans to further limit what browser plugins can do in an attempt to crack down on the explosion in plugin-based malware we talked about last time — arstechnica.com/… & nakedsecurity.sophos.com/…

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Security Bits – Zero-Day on macOS, Facebook Rates User Trustworthiness, Facebook’s VPN Was Tracking Users, Excessive Google Tracking, Teenager Hacks Apple

Followups More speculation-based flaws in Intel Chips (Editorial by Bart: as with other recent Spectre/Meltdown variants, there’s no need for home users to panic, just keep your OSes patched. It’s cloud providers that really need to worry about these flaws.) L1 Terminal Fault AKA L1TF – Intel have released mitigations, and they don’t have significant […]

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