November 30, 2020
David Redekop

This Week In Nerd News – November 30, 2020

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

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This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes.

Just need a visible VIN number and about $300 in hardware as illustrated.

COSIC researchers Lennert Wouters, Benedikt Gierlichs and Bart Preneel have managed to hack into the keyless entry system of the Tesla Model X. Earlier they already successfully hacked into the Tesla Model S.

 

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Networking giant Belden says hackers accessed data on employees, business partners.

To attackers, no giant is too big for compromise.

Belden, a U.S. manufacturer of networking and industrial cable products, said Tuesday that unidentified attackers had accessed and copied data on current and former employees, and some of its business partners.

 

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WireGuard for Windows 0.3.1 is the release you’ve been waiting for.

Administrative rights are no longer required to connect/disconnect.

Unprivileged users can start and stop WireGuard tunnels via the UI now.

 

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New Proposed DNS Security Features Released.

Authenticated DNS is a promising layer of security that will require authentication before resolution. Cool tech and much more development in this space coming!

Verisign’s R&D team has developed new ways to authenticate and optimize DNS traffic on the client side of the domain-name resolution process.

 

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US Fertility says patient data was stolen in a ransomware attack.

Of course they stole data first, and then ransomwared it.

U.S. Fertility, one of the largest networks of fertility clinics in the United States, has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack and that data was taken.

 

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