Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Zoom-Layoff CEO is Back | Bill Bans Targeted Ads | More FAA 5G Stupidity -

The Moral of the Story: The perfect is the enemy of the good.

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 Fortune Favors the Hacker—$16M ‘Stolen’ - Security Boulevard

DeFi—A Planet-Burning Ponzi Scheme: DeFi exchange got hacked yesterday, sources say. Users reported imaginary money missing from their accounts—as researchers watched it being laundered.

Monday, 17 January 2022

‘Russian’ Wiper Malware: ‘Prelude to war’ in Ukraine - Security Boulevard

Operation Himmler Redux? Ukraine, surrounded on three sides by massed Russian military, is again under malware attack. And the tactics look strikingly similar to 2017’s NotPetya hack on Ukraine by the Russian GRU.

Friday, 14 January 2022

1/6/21 Insurrection—What Did the Social Networks Know? - Security Boulevard

Capitol Conundrum: The January 6 committee has had enough of delay and prevarication. The Congressional Select Ctte. wants evidence about alleged insurrectionists conspiring in the days leading up to that fateful day. And right now would be a good time.

Thursday, 13 January 2022

EEEWW—Green iMessage Bubbles | ‘Great Resignation’ Redux | Faster Firefox 96 -

The moral of the story: A weasel wishing Happy New Year to a chicken harbors no good intention.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

‘Shame on You, Moxie Marlinspike’—Fake Cash Scheme Pollutes Signal Nonprofit - Security Boulevard

Follow the Funny Money: Creator of the Signal encrypted messaging app, Moxie Marlinspike (pictured), is suddenly stepping down as CEO of Signal. So suddenly, in fact, that there’s no succession plan in place—the foundation’s co-founder will step in for now.

Friday, 7 January 2022

Facebook/Google use Dark Patterns in Cookie Consent—says France, Waving $240M Fines - Security Boulevard

Tyranny’s bloody standard is raised against us: France plans to hit Google and Facebook/Meta with $240 million in fines (€210M). French people have been complaining the tech giants’ cookie-consent popups are illegal.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Theranos’s Holmes VC Reverb | 5G C-Band Marches On | Mozilla Jumps Shark -

The Moral of the Story: What is safety to one is not always safety to another.

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Did U.S. Charge Klyushin to Reveal 2016 DNC Hack Info? - Security Boulevard

Vladislav vs. Vladimir: A Russian man, extradited from Switzerland last month, is thought to be helping U.S. authorities learn more about the 2016 Democratic Party breach. The original charge was one of insider trading, but now we might find out more about that alleged election manipulation.

Monday, 3 January 2022

Apple AirTag: Absolutely Awful, Say Stalking Victims - Security Boulevard

Immoral Compass: Apple is under renewed flak for its AirTags—and how they make life easy for stalkers and carjackers. A tsunami of anecdata shows Cupertino’s location tracker toy being misused by criminals.