IT Security Weekend Catch Up – July 17, 2021

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

For the less technical

  1. Wikipedia co-founder: I no longer trust the website I created
  2. Why you shouldn’t use Google Maps on your iPhone after update
  3. Ring’s end-to-end encryption is rolling out globally
  4. REvil ransomware gang’s web sites mysteriously shut down
  5. Arrests of members of Tetrade seed groups Grandoreiro and Melcoz
  6. U.S. government offers $10 million for info on hackers targeting critical infrastructure

For the more technical

  1. Microsoft July 2021 Patch Tuesday
  2. Microsoft Defender remote code execution vulnerability
  3. Microsoft Bug Bounty Programs Year in Review: $13.6M in rewards
  4. Bypassing Windows Hello without masks or plastic surgery
  5. Hooking Candiru. Another mercenary spyware vendor comes into focus
  6. Protecting customers from a private-sector offensive actor using 0-day exploits and DevilsTongue malware
  7. Google’s TAG: How we protect users from 0-day attacks
  8. CVE-2021-22555: Turning \x00\x00 into 10000$
  9. CryptoHack: A fun free platform for learning modern cryptography
  10. Remote code execution in cdnjs of Cloudflare
  11. Modipwn: code execution vulnerability discovered in Schneider Electric Modicon PLCs
  12. Security analysis of Telegram
  13. Reverse engineering the M6 smart fitness bracelet
  14. Magecart swiper uses unorthodox concatenation
  15. Banking Trojans in a business wrapper
  16. Toddler: Mobile banking botnet analysis report
  17. Adjusting the Anchor
  18. Trickbot activity increases; new VNC module on the radar
  19. Mespinoza ransomware gang calls victims “partners,” attacks with Gasket, “MagicSocks” tools
  20. LuminousMoth APT: Sweeping attacks for the chosen few
  21. Microsoft discovers threat actor targeting SolarWinds Serv-U software with 0-day exploit
  22. Operation SpoofedScholars: A conversation with TA453
  23. Malware-infected documents found on the Kazakhstan government’s portal

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