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Security Bits — 9 January 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Log4Shell (Log4J): Log4Shell-like security hole found in popular Java SQL database engine H2 — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇺🇸 FTC threatens “legal action” over unpatched Log4j and other vulns — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… 🇬🇧 Meta (né Facebook) have decided […]

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Security Bits — 1 October 2021

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇫🇷 Pegasus spyware found on 5 French cabinet members’ phones — www.intego.com/… Social Media Developments: Facebook pauses Instagram Kids development following widespread concerns — www.imore.com/… YouTube Is Banning Prominent Anti-Vaccine Activists and Blocking All […]

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Security Bits — 11 July 2021

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. The Western Digital story from last time has continued to evolve: More devices are affected: Another 0-Day Looms for Many Western Digital Users – Krebs on Security — krebsonsecurity.com/… But there have also been […]

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Security Bits — 21 March 2021

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. An interesting timeline of the Microsoft Exchange mega-attack discussed last time (Editorial by Bart: it really begs the question ‘what took Microsoft so long?’) — krebsonsecurity.com/… Bloomberg Report that when Parler (the social media […]

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Security Bits — 4 October 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. COVID apps continue to roll out 🇺🇸 Pennsylvania launches contact tracing app built on Apple and Google tech — www.imore.com/… 🇬🇧 (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿) — NHS COVID-19 app released in England and Wales — www.imore.com/… […]

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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 — 16 August 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. COVID Exposure Notification/Contact Tracing apps continue to roll out: 🇺🇸 Virginia releases first Apple and Google-powered COVID-19 app in U.S. — www.imore.com/… 🇺🇸 North Dakota, Wyoming, and Alabama follow: Three more U.S. states launch […]

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Security Bits — 17 May 2020

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Work continues on Apple & Google’s Exposure Notification API: Apple releases concepts for how exposure notification could look on iOS — www.imore.com/… Apple and Google to ban location tracking in contact tracing apps — […]

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