June 15, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News June 15, 2020

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

CallStranger vulnerability lets attacks bypass security systems and scan LANsCallStranger is a good reminder that we usually don’t need uPnP in business. Test yours at ShieldsUp. The apropos-named and patented Don’t Talk To Strangers (DTTS) allows uPnP to be enabled without the CallStranger risk.

Plundering of crypto keys from ultrasecure SGX sends Intel scrambling again. Intel’s speculative execution flaws go deeper and are harder to fix than we thought.

Senate Intelligence Committee wants DNI to investigate commercial spyware threats. When a topic reaches this level of attention, it’s significant.

Here’s what that Capital One court decision means for corporate cybersecurity. Much more accountability and reputation impact for individuals under whose watch an attack occurred.

Facebook worked with cybersecurity experts to quietly help the FBI hack a child predator. The narrative sounds like they did a good thing, but who was the enabler of this predator to begin with?

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