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Security Bits – US Customs Epic Security Fail, Can Cellebrite Unlock Any iPhone

Spectre/Meltdown Update Intel ships (hopefully stable) microcode for Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake — arstechnica.com/… Intel’s latest set of Spectre microcode fixes is coming to a Windows update — arstechnica.com/… In an SEC filing in the US, Intel have revealed there are now 32 lawsuits against it over Spectre & Meltdown — arstechnica.com/…

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NC #667 August Smart Lock, LIZN Hearpieces, Focos, Wagz Smart Collar, MirraViz, GE Connected Lighting, Security Bits

It’s another action-packed episode this week. I’ll start by telling you about the August Smart Lock Pro and how Steve and I got prepared psychologically for such a scary idea. Then we’ll hear a CES interview about the LIZN Wireless Hearpieces, Bluetooth headphones that could improve your hearing. Then we’ll head back to CES to […]

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Security Bits – Google’s Ad Filter, iBoot Leak, iOS Teluga Text Bug

Security Medium 1 — Google’s Ad Filter On February 15 Google’s Chrome browser gained a nice new feature for controlling ads. It’s been reported on as an ad blocker, but that coverage misses a very important subtlety. Google itself calls the feature ad filtering, and an ad filter describes this feature very well indeed. Google […]

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Security Bits – Spectre/Meltdown Update, Strava Heat Maps

Followup — Spectre & Meltdown News Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw — www.reuters.com/… New Windows patch disables Intel’s bad Spectre microcode fix — arstechnica.com/… macOS Sierra, OS X El Capitan Updates Patch Meltdown Flaw — www.intego.com/… Apple offers another Meltdown fix for Mac users… — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… Security Medium — […]

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NC #665 Discord, August Smart Locks, HiFi ELITE Headphones, Velco Connected Handlebars, Jabra Headphones, Security Bits

All the cool kids are moving to Discord for podcasting and chat, and so is the NosillaCast. We’ll hear a CES interview with August about their smart locks (spoiler, I’ve got one). TJ gives us his review of the HiFi ELITE Super66 headphones. Back to CES with the Velco Connected Handlebars for bicycles, and the […]

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NC #663 Analogix SlimPort, Digital Zoom vs Optical Crop, Netgear Orbi, Klok, Acronis Backup, L’Oréal UV Sense, Security Bits

It’s another big big show, with four CES interviews with Analogix SlimPort video connectors, Netgear about their outdoor Orbi, Acronis backup solution, and L’Oréal’s UV Sense product. We’ve also got a photography tip by Rally about digital zoom vs cropping (followed by some fun experiments by me) and a review of the free iOS app […]

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Security Bits – Spectre & Meltdown Update (Again), Dark Caracal, chaiOS

Meltdown & Spectre Update Steve Gibson of GRC (author of ShieldsUp & SpinRite) has released InSpectre, a free Windows app which clearly communicates your PC’s current level of protection against Meltdown & Spectre, and what kind of a performance hit you should expect — www.grc.com/… RedHat have withdrawn their microcode patch for Spectre after it […]

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NC #662 CES Observations, Avantree Bluetooth Headset, Eargo, Thunderbolt Docks, OLEDcomm LiFi, Command Line Mac App Store, Magik AR Toothbrush, NASA SLS, Security Bits Special

In this mammoth episode, we’ve got some random CES observations, a review of the Avantree Bluetooth over-the-ear headset from George from Tulsa, a CES interview with an innovative hearing aid called Eargo, a story of Thunderbolt docks and USB-C from me, another CES interview about LiFi for Internet connectivity with OLEDcomm, a hot tip from […]

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Security Bits – Password Trackers, IOHIDeous, Meltdown & Spectre

Security Bits – 5 Jan 2018 Security Medium 1 — Password Managers as Trackers Security researchers have found that less-reputable tracking firms have deployed JavaScript which uses invisible forms to trick password managers into entering information which can then be used as a kind of super-cookie that users cannot delete, and hence, track them around […]

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