Cyber Security

WTH Security News April 4, 2020
by Nerdsonsite

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

Google offers and NSO group pitches to provide governments Coronavirus surveillance data. Privacy advocates are concerned. Android users, in particular, should be aware. This is not about whether you agree with stay-at-home or not, but how this will set the stage for our collective post-corona future and impact on civil liberties everywhere.

Bugs that let sites hijack Mac and iPhone cameras fetch $75k bounty.

Over 12,000 Android apps contain master passwords, secret keys and commands.

FCC will enforce its robocall crackdown by June 2021. Let’s hope CRTC follows suit. Good news for clients asking how to reduce scam calls.

Good ZOOM security tips. However, don’t be deceived by the “sky is falling” alarms on ZOOM security issues. Some were semi-serious, zoom immediately responded, but most of them were written by starving headline writers.

Did you know?

Cloudflare’s famous 1.1.1.1 has been expanded to offer 1.1.1.3 with a family filter. If you’re looking for systematic application and enforcement, though, this won’t do the trick.

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