December 7, 2020
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WTH Security News December 7, 2020

Citizen Lab finds surveillance tech that can find you with just a phone number. This may generate a new need and want for increased privacy, now that we know how many governments have been using this service to locate citizens, albeit unlawfully.

It’s hard to keep a big botnet down: TrickBot sputters back toward full health. Just a reminder that DTTS® (Don’t Talk To Strangers®) stops 100% of TrickBot c2 connections.

A Broken Piece of Internet Backbone Might Finally Get Fixed. Fixing the internet is sometimes likened to open heart surgery. This fix is important because BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) remains an attack vector.

‘Smart’ doorbells for sale on Amazon, eBay came stocked with security vulnerabilities. If ‘smart’ devices are important enough to have, the least we must do is place them on dedicated “Insecure IoT” network segments, ie separate VLANs.

Researchers Bypass Next-Generation Endpoint Protection. This is why we do defense in depth.

Did you know?

There’s a virtual cyber security escape room. Enjoy!

To see this in video form, see https://youtu.be/xS4W302wvTI