IT Security Weekend Catch Up – March 15, 2020

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For the less technical

  1. Disinformation mash-up: MH17 and coronavirus
  2. South Korea’s health alerts expose private lives
  3. The future of facial recognition after the Clearview AI data breach
  4. How to stop your smart home spying on you
  5. FBI arrests Russian behind, a Shopify-like platform for cybercrime

For the more technical

  1. The March 2020 security update review
  2. Windows SMBv3 client/server remote code execution vulnerability
  3. CVE-2020-0796, also nicknamed “SMBGhost” – a vulnerability impacting SMBv3.1.1 servers and clients
  4. VMware patches critical vulnerabilities
  5. Thousands of Netgear routers are at risk of getting hacked: What to do
  6. Exploring the security implications of AMD’s cache way predictors (PDF)
  7. LVI – hijacking transient execution with Load Value Injection
  8. Avast disables JavaScript engine in its antivirus following major bug + more information
  9. Avast Antitrack does not check validity of end web server certificates
  10. Google Authenticator for Android allows screen capture
  11. Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing trojan for Android
  12. Ryuk revisited – analysis of recent Ryuk attack
  13. A thorough research of the Maze ransomware
  14. Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak
  15. COVID-19, info stealer & the map of threats – threat analysis report
  16. Who’s hacking the hackers: No honor among thieves
  17. 2020 Unit 42 IoT Threat Report
  18. New action to disrupt world’s largest online criminal network
  19. Darknet Reddit makes search engine for Darknet Markets
  20. Common encryption types, protocols and algorithms explained

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