February 17, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News February 17, 2020

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

Escaping the Chrome Sandbox with RIDL. Attacks only get more sophisticated.

There’s finally a way to remove xHelper, the unremovable Android malware.

Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world.

Promiscuous Cookies and Their Impending Death via the SameSite Policy.

Microsoft Security Essentials To Get Updates After Windows 7 EoS. Not news, but offering it because there’s lots of confusion around the relative risk of Windows 7 out-of-support.

– Adding a “Did you know?” section –
Many of you may remember Scott Petry, creator of Postini long before Google bought them and it became fundamental to G Suite. They’ve been building Authentic8.com which operates in a crowded and confusing space but is worth exploring. Zero Trust Browser. Check it out at authentic8.com.