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

Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns. Note the mitigations available.

Cybersecurity experts come together to fight coronavirus-related hacking. Good info published which we can use to protect clients better.

HHS.gov Open Redirect Used by Coronavirus Phishing to Spread Malware. Remember: whitelisting completely removes this threat which is quite commonly deployed on high-traffic sites.

>4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software. Android’s installed application methods, or IAMs, are application programming interfaces that allow apps to silently interact with other programs on a device. No permissions needed.

Google sends “we see you” message to Russia’s Sandworm hackers. Note the attackers’ heavy use of Internet Explorer. Make sure IE is not used unless absolutely necessary for legacy apps/services/sites.

Did you know?

Blink.sh (MOSH + SSH) allows you to keep your iOS ssh sessions across disconnects, LTE-to-WiFi transitions and vice-versa, etc.