Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
ZOOM finally supports 2FA natively. Many of us have been using Single Sing-on by using Google logins and MFA-protecting such accounts, but now zoom.us offers it natively on their own accounts, supporting both SMS and several 2FA apps.
Billions of devices vulnerable to new ‘BLESA’ Bluetooth security flaw. New BLESA attack goes after the often ignored Bluetooth reconnection process, unlike previous vulnerabilities, most found in the pairing operation.
Ransomware attack at German hospital leads to death of patient. A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack.
This is a repeat from last week, but… New Windows exploit lets you instantly become admin. Have you patched? Zerologon lets anyone with a network toehold obtain domain-controller password.
Five Chinese nationals, two Malaysians charged in connection with global hacking campaign. The accused Chinese hackers allegedly compromised technology providers and installed software backdoors in their networks, giving themselves a portal to collect information. The operation is linked to an advanced persistent threat group known as APT41.
Did you know?
Mackup is an amazing macOS tool that:
- Back ups your application settings in a safe directory (e.g. Dropbox)
- Syncs your application settings among all your workstations
- Restores your configuration on any fresh install in one command line
If anyone prefers a video version of my thoughts on the above, it’s at https://youtu.be/bqpxXNAJlZo