Friday 29 July 2022

Solved: Subzero Spyware Secret — Austrian Firm Fingered - Security Boulevard

DSIRF ‘is’ PSOA: MSFT—DSIRF GmbH codenamed ‘Knotweed’ by Microsoft and RiskIQ. This unknown Austrian company is accused of selling the powerful, pernicious spyware Subzero.

Thursday 28 July 2022

Google ‘Delays Making Less Money’ — Third-Party Cookie Ban on Hold - Security Boulevard

#AdTech Digs in its Heels: Google’s plan to kill third-party cookies is delayed—yet again. It was going to be this year, then it was pushed back to next year and now we’re told it’ll be 2024 at the earliest.

Carbon aims to fix C++ memory safety (and other big flaws) - ReversingLabs

C++ WG no longer apt? C++ sucks: It’s no good on memory safety, it’s unergonomic, has far too much legacy cruft and suffers from gatekeepers who won’t move with the times. Enter: Carbon.

Tuesday 26 July 2022

VW CEO Fired for Dev Fails | Fiber Shortage Hits | Google Fires Blake Lemoine -

The moral of the story: Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds

Monday 25 July 2022

Finally! Windows to Block Password Guessing — by Default - Security Boulevard

PSA: Keep RDP off the Net Brute-force guessing of Windows credentials is a common entry point for ransomware scrotes and other hackers. After almost 30 years, Microsoft is finally fixing the dumb default that allows criminals to try to log in again and again and again.