TWINN #100 iSpoof seized and shutdown
Ever wonder how it’s even possible for texting spam, scam and phishing messages en masse are even possible? Well, such shadowy operations require a tremendous co-operation of international law enforcement in some cases, before a service can be brought down. Here’s a good news story, mind you with some twists:
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Police text 70,000 victims in UK’s biggest anti-fraud operation.
Interestingly, police used iSpoof to notify potential victims. Makes you wonder, though, would take such a warning seriously.
U.S. bans the sale and import of some tech from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE.
But for those with already-deployed infrastructure from such vendors, in most cases, it can be protected with Zero Trust connectivity and its capabilities to “phone home” neutered.
Thinking about taking your computer to the repair shop? Be very afraid.
I will never forget the day we made a clear Rule of Engagement in Nerds On Site, that client equipment cannot be taken off-site. The best way for anyone to experience repairs is while the owner is present and it is done on the client premises.
Microsoft: Popular IoT SDKs Leave Critical Infrastructure Wide Open to Cyberattack.
This isn’t surprising, but the good news is that network segmentation can also largely protect against this weakness.
Slippery RansomExx Malware Moves to Rust, Evading VirusTotal.
Detection is about to get that much harder! Prevention will become ever more important.
Did you know?
El Gato now offers a Stream Deck to simplify and automate content creation. Since we live in a world where evermore opportunities exist to share compelling how-tos and instructional videos, this might be a hit.
Unfortunately in my travels this week I cannot do a video. Will resume next week.