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Security Bits by Bart Busschots — 22 August 2021

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Apple’s Child Protection Features New Information: Apple publishes Child Safety FAQ to address CSAM scanning concerns and more — www.imore.com/… Apple shares a security threat review for its new CSAM detection feature — www.imore.com/… […]

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Security Bits — 27 December 2020 – Oblivious DNS over HTTPS or ODoH

Deep Dive — Cloudflare & Apple add Privacy to Secure DNS with ODoH Cloudflare, Apple, & hosting company Fastly have collaborated to create a new secure and private DNS specification that extends DNS over HTTPS (DoH). They’ve both released the spec, and released sample implementations of the various components in Ruby and Go. The Problem […]

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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 — 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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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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