Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments. If this happens, it will be a hard pill to swallow, but business owners will have no choice but to strengthen their defences to avoid getting ransomed to begin with.
Inside the Industry That Unmasks People at Scale. Unique IDs linked to phones are supposed to be anonymous. But there’s an entire industry that links them to real people and their address.
The Pentagon Tried to Take Down The Trickbot Hackers. They’re Back. U.S. Cyber Command and Microsoft, among others, launched operations on the eve of the election meant to hobble a Russian-speaking hacking group. But it’s rising again.
Microsoft discovers critical SolarWinds zero-day under active attack. Flaws allow attackers to run malicious code on machines hosting Serv-U products.
Meet WiFiDemon – iOS WiFi RCE 0-Day Vulnerability, and a Zero-Click Vulnerability That Was Silently Patched. However, even 14.6 is still vulnerable when connecting to a specially crafted SSID, so be careful.
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