May 4, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News May 4, 2020

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

Attackers exploit 0-day code-execution flaw in the Sophos firewall. Such a critical lesson in this for *us* is to never have webadmin publicly exposed.

Google Play has been spreading advanced Android malware for years. Advanced hacker group seeded market with at least 8 apps likely since 2016.

Shade Ransomware shuts down, releases 750K decryption keys. Also don’t forget the NoMoreRansom good guys.

Signal becomes European Commission’s messaging app of choice in security clampdown. That’s quite the vote of confidence. I’m on Signal too with my 226-268-7128 mobile.

Warning Over Chinese Mobile Giant Xiaomi Recording Millions Of People’s 善rivate’ Web And Phone Use. Good news, those trackers have already been blocked on adam:ONE for some time.

Did you know?

mtr (as a super-charged replacement for traceroute) is a free tool every nerd must-have. Available on any linux, on most
macOS via brew and even on Windows. You can thank the authors later.