February 1, 2021
David Redekop

TWINN Security News February 1, 2021

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

WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS MALWARE EMOTET DISRUPTED THROUGH GLOBAL ACTION. This is a feel-good moment, when the Command & Control system itself is taken over by law enforcement, and then used to disinfect itself.

North Korea targets — and dupes — a slew of cybersecurity pros. Yes, hackers do get hacked sometimes. The collaborative nature of security researchers was used against them.

Apple warns of “remote attacker” security threat on iPhone and iPad, releases iOS 14.4 update. Update to iOS 14.4 now, if you haven’t already.

Phishing scam had all the bells and whistles—except for one. We’ve arrived at a point now where the attacks are getting so sophisticated that one slip-up causes an otherwise comprehensive attack to be easily caught and stopped.

Justice Dept. and Bulgarian authorities announce NetWalker ransomware takedown. Starting and ending today’s post with threat take-downs. A great way to start a Monday.

Did you know? 

For a more feature-full command-line DNS lookup client, use dog instead of dig. Dog supports DoH and DoT. Just “brew install dog” for macOS brew.sh users. Couldn’t think of any cat jokes to go with this dog.

For a video version of the above see https://youtu.be/RS0RMHPDSOM 

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