WTH Security News September 7, 2020 – Best news article

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:

Facebook complains, Apple responds: iOS 14’s big privacy change gets postponed. The company says the change is still coming, but it hasn’t said when. Gives developers time to adjust to asking for permission.

Typosquatting Intensifies Ahead of US Election. Mistyped URLs can mean more than inconvenience when a candidate’s name is involved. Risk isn’t limited to election URLs, though. Of course, the best protection for typosquatting is to use the BrightWeb.

The accidental notary: Apple approves notorious malware to run on Macs. New-fangled malware protection gives users a false sense of security, critics say. It’s worth a read, but in the end, notarization is still an additional roadblock for mass distribution of mac malware.

New Email-Based Malware Campaigns Target Businesses. Researchers who found “Salfram” say its campaigns use the same crypter to distribute payloads, including ZLoader, SmokeLoader, and AveMaria.

Botnets: A cheat sheet for business users and security admins. Great article, but missing the zero trust transit model as a way of preventing an IoT device from being able to do anything other than it is designed to do.

Did you know?

Aerial is a free and open-source screen saver for your Mac. Amazing 4K video content.

 

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