Talkin’ About Infosec News – 1/21/2022





ORIGINALLY AIRED ON JANUARY 17, 2022

Articles discussed in this episode:

0:00:00 – PreShow Banter™ — Whose Ears Are Buring?

0:01:06 – BHIS – Talkin’ Bout [infosec] News 2022-01-17

0:02:27 – Story # 1: Russia takes down REvil hacking group at U.S. request – https://www.reuters.com/technology/russia-arrests-dismantles-revil-hacking-group-us-request-report-2022-01-14/

0:07:00 – Story # 2: White House: Arrested Russian hacker was behind Colonial Pipeline attack – https://www.reuters.com/technology/russia-arrests-dismantles-revil-hacking-group-us-request-report-2022-01-14/

0:09:29 – Story # 3: Hotel chain switches to Chrome OS to recover from ransomware attack – https://therecord.media/hotel-chain-switches-to-chrome-os-to-recover-from-ransomware-attack/

0:15:22 – Story # 4: QNAP issues ransomware warning to users – https://www.techspot.com/news/92909-qnap-issues-warning-users-secure-or-disconnect-unprotected.html

0:19:56 – Story # 5: Backdoor RAT for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now – https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/01/backdoor-for-windows-macos-and-linux-went-undetected-until-now/

0:24:50 – Story # 6: Safari Bug Allows Websites to Track Your Recent Browsing Activity in Real Time – https://www.macrumors.com/2022/01/16/safari-15-webkit-indexeddb-bug/

0:30:02 – Story # 7: New macOS vulnerability, “powerdir,” could lead to unauthorized user data access – https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2022/01/10/new-macos-vulnerability-powerdir-could-lead-to-unauthorized-user-data-access/

0:35:26 – Story # 8: Revealed: UK Gov’t Plans Publicity Blitz to Undermine Privacy of Your Chats – https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/revealed-uk-government-publicity-blitz-to-undermine-privacy-encryption-1285453/

0:36:52 – Story # 9: Apple under fire for iPhone encryption technology – Telegraph.co.uk – https://oltnews.com/apple-under-fire-for-iphone-encryption-technology-telegraph-co-uk

0:44:14 – Story # 10: Scammers put fake QR codes on parking meters to intercept parkers’ payments – https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/01/scammers-put-fake-qr-codes-on-parking-meters-to-intercept-parkers-payments/

0:50:38 – Story # 11: Chrome will limit access to private networks, citing security reasons – https://therecord.media/chrome-will-limit-access-to-private-networks-citing-security-reasons/

0:54:57 – Story # 12: Cyberattack causes Albuquerque Public Schools to cancel classes Thursday – https://www.krqe.com/news/education/cyber-attack-causes-albuquerque-public-schools-to-cancel-classes-thursday/



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