Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Bruce Schneier Edition


Excellent Write-up of the SolarWinds Security Breach

[2021.08.30] Robert Chesney wrote up the Solar Winds story as a case study, and it’s a really good summary.

This one is a must read.


Surveillance of the Internet Backbone

[2021.08.25] Vice has an article about how ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


New online service will hack printers to spew out spam

This attack is happening to  one of my clients.

After a Twitter user hacked over 50,000 printers last week to promote PewDiePie’s YouTube channel as part of a guerilla marketing campaign, a new service has spawned over the weekend advertising the same type of functionality, but for ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Yes, There Really Is A Windows 11

Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more. A new version of Windows is officially on the way.


Urgent Alert –  WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

Storage-device maker advises customers to unplug My Book Lives ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Some good news for a change.

3 Native American tribes use Nokia tech to bring 4G and 5G to remote towns in four states

Tribes in Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and California will use hardware originally designed for private 5G networks.


FBI-DHS-CISA Joint Advisory on Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Cyber Operations

Original release date: April ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.

Many of today’s posts are from Bruce Schneier.


Serious Security: Mac “XcodeSpy” backdoor takes aim at Xcode devs

Just one tiny line of script in your Xcode project – and you’ve been pwned!

The hacked version of Xcode would add malware into iOS apps when they were compiled on an infected system, without infecting the source code of the ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Much of this content is from Bruce Schneier


Cell Phone Location Privacy

We all know that our cell phones constantly give our location away to our mobile network operators; that’s how they work. A group of researchers has figured out a way to fix that. “Pretty Good Phone Privacy” (PGPP) protects both user identity ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Apple critical patches fix in-the-wild iPhone exploits – update now!

Apple says. “Additional details available soon”, which you can translate as “this one took us by surprise”. So patch now!


Bruce Schneier sends out a summary of his monthly post in an email called Crypto-Gram.  Most of these articles are from his blog.


On ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


SolarWinds Story

When the story is big enough to make the mainstream news, I really don.t need to include it here, but here are some links to other articles about SolarWinds.

AA20-352A: Advanced Persistent Threat Compromise of Government Agencies, Critical Infrastructure, and Private Sector Organizations

‘Grave Impact’: Pervasive SolarWinds Hack Imperils U.S. Federal Agencies

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Original release date: November 24, 2020

With more commerce occurring online this year, and with the holiday season upon us, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds shoppers to remain vigilant. Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails purporting to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions.

CISA encourages ...

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