A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. For a daily selection see our twitter feed at #ionCube24
I do love it when an artist decides to do some random thing which just shows up the tech nightmares we try to ignore. For example, last year we had the laptop with all the viruses on. Remember that? Well, here is a fun one which I’m sure will be replicated just to annoy people. Though I love the photo of the guy walking in the middle of an empty road. Shows how much we believe in what our tech tells us:
We’ve been here before with the scooter high-jack. Again, for those marketing people at the back who didn’t hear last time. Just because it would be a ‘cool’ idea to add some kind of pointless App connection to your product, it doesn’t mean you should. Think about the pointless remote toasters, coffee machines and washing machines…
Talking of which , even when they do add some kind of remote control which isn’t just a gimmick, it can still go wrong:
The rest of the news….
- “Cyber security incident” takes its Toll on Aussie delivery giant as box-tracking boxen yanked offline
- Advanced Obfuscation Marks Widespread Info-Stealing Campaign – Agent Tesla and LokiBot are common payloads in the botnet-driven spam effort.
- Attempts to define international infosec rules of the road bogged down by endless talkshops, warn diplomats
- LCD pwn System: How to modulate screen brightness to covertly transmit data from an air-gapped computer… slowly
- Medtronic Patches Implanted Device, CareLink Programmer Bugs – The medical device giant has issued fixes for bugs first disclosed in 2018 and 2019.
- Remember those infosec fellas who were cuffed while testing the physical security of a courthouse? The burglary charges have been dropped
- Sketchy behavior? Wacom tablet drivers phone home with names, times of every app opened on your computer
- Terrifying bug in WhatsApp allows hackers to steal files. So get patching all nine of you using it on the desktop