January 4, 2021
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TWINN Security News January 4, 2021

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

First thing’s first, at the start of this year, WTH NerdNews is renamed to TWINN for This Week In Nerd News. The focus is still in 5 mins or less to get up to speed with the most important stories and events of the week to help with our focus.

Backdoor account discovered in more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways. It doesn’t help that ISPs commonly use Zyxel as their CPE (Customer Premise Equipment). If this is you or a client, you know what to do 🙂

Forbes Cybersecurity Awards 2020: Corellium, The Tiny Startup Driving Apple Crazy. With a significant court victory in December, this is good news for security researchers and our industry.

Mobile Endpoint Security: Still the Crack in the Enterprise’s Cyber Armor. This is consistent with what we’ve been communicating over the last few years, which is why adam:GO exists in the first place.

Microsoft says Russians hacked its network, viewing source code. Just viewing the source code itself, in this case, can lead to future stealth hacks even more advanced than Solarigate.

DDoS Attacks Spiked, Became More Complex in 2020. Not surprising.

Did you know? 

TedLexa is a demonstration of an actual teddy bear, voice animated by an Arduino and Raspberry Pi to make mouth/eye movements in real-time to any sound flowing through it.

For a video view of this post, see https://youtu.be/5ozJENHJfvE