May 11, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News May 11, 2020

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

Zoom acquires Keybase to get end-to-end encryption expertise. Seems like a talent-acquisition/acqui-hire only by the accounts of Keybase. If so, sad for Keybase fans.

Samsung patches 0-click vulnerability impacting all smartphones sold since 2014. This is significant. Anyone you love with a Samsung, send them this link.

GoDaddy reports data breach involving SSH access on hosting accounts. Watch for client servers’ compromises attacked using this breach, but best to be proactive.

Stealing your SMS messages with iOS 0day. If this isn’t another reason to run off a deny-all policy, I’m not sure what is. Wow.

Finally, some sanity on COVID-19 tracing apps. Bruce Schneier has no horse in this race. Worth reading!

Did you know?

Our son Silas discovered not one, not two, but three (3!) escapes from iOS Guided Access. To his credit he told us (parents) about them within minutes of discovering them. Haven’t had a chance to blog about them but we will…