July 4, 2022
David Redekop

Welcome to this week in NerdNews #79 – July 4, 2022

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

Our passwords continue to get away from us. Even our evolution of past security strategies are so easily overcome by modern tool like Raccoon:

Raccoon Password Stealer is Back and More Effective than Ever.

This is why it is so essential to MFA everything, and go passwordless where we can. We can’t do this soon enough, but it’ll take many years yet.

According to cybersecurity researchers at Sekoia, the worst may still be yet to come.

 

Read More: Raccoon Password Stealer is Back and More Effective than Ever

Zero-Days Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon & What Leaders Need to Know.

This post illustrates why every business needs to be concerned and take proactive preventative steps, not just an incident response plan.

There were a record number of zero-day attacks last year, but some basic cyber-hygiene strategies can help keep your organization more safe.

 

Read More: Zero-Days Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon & What Leaders Need to Know

How mercenary hackers sway litigation battles.

Indian cyber mercenaries hacking parties involved in lawsuits around the world – showing how hired spies have become the secret weapon of litigants seeking an edge.

A trove of thousands of email records uncovered by Reuters reveals Indian cyber mercenaries hacking parties involved in lawsuits around the world – showing how hired spies have become the secret weapon of litigants seeking an edge.

 

Read More: How mercenary hackers sway litigation battles

Cyberattack forces Iran steel company to halt production.

Another cyber attack causing bodily harm.

One of Iran’s major steel companies said Monday it was forced to halt production after being hit by a cyberattack that also targeted two other plants, apparently marking one of the biggest such assaults on the country’s strategic industrial sector in recent memory.

 

Read More: Cyberattack forces Iran steel company to halt production

A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware.

If you suspect this has happened, powering the router off/on removes the malware, but will likely be re-infected by the same source that infected it to begin with. Best to use non-stock firmware, such as Merlin for ASUS routers.

One of Iran’s major steel companies said Monday it was forced to halt production after being hit by a cyberattack that also targeted two other plants, apparently marking one of the biggest such assaults on the country’s strategic industrial sector in recent memory.

 

Read More: A wide range of routers are under attack by new, unusually sophisticated malware

Did you know?

You can get Artificial Intelligence to draw you a grid of image options from a text prompt: Craiyon

Written & presented by David Redekop. Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Nerds On Site & Founder & CEO of Adam Networks.

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