December 14, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News December 14, 2020

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

Google had an outage for about an hour this morning. I don’t recall having seen all services have a problem at the same time before. Hopefully we’ll hear from them about the cause.

DHS, DOJ And DOD Are All Customers Of SolarWinds Orion. The Source Of The Huge US Government Hack. Ouch. While the infection is on SolarWinds, the outcome was 100% preventable with DTTS.

New adware campaign warning from Microsoft. Third party ad blocking is an excellent mitigation against this.

Persistent code execution in the Google Play Core Library. Just another reminder that Android managed updates are essential to keep it secure.

Oblivious DoH from Cloudflare. Will be interesting if anyone outside of the announced partners will ever deploy it because no ISP has any motivation to do so, even though at the ISP core would be the ideal place to deploy ODoH.

Did you know?

Home-based learners with macOS enjoy Soulver. I do too, anytime I see tech that uses natural language.

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