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Cyber-Symposiums, Apple Backdoor, Crypto Theft, & "Quadruple Extortion" – PSW #706



This week in the Security News: Accenture gets Lockbit, $600 million in cryptocurrency is stolen, and they’ve started returning it, Lee and Jeff’s data is leaked (among other senior citizens), authentication bypass via path traversal, downgrade attacks, Apple’s backdoor, super duper secure mode, re-defining end-to-end encryption and how that doesn’t work out, pen testers file suit against Dallas County Sherriff’s department, Fingerprinting Windows, double secret quadruple extortion, & more!

Time Stamps:

1:24 – Accenture claims to fight off LockBit ransomware gang with backup
7:38 – Fingerprinting Windows versions, AV, wireless cards over the network—all without authentication
12:20 – A Botnet is Attacking Synology NAS Devices: Here’s How to Secure Yours
13:30 – Vulnerability Affecting Routers From Many Vendors Exploited Days After Disclosure
22:22 – Rob??? Graham @ Sioux Falls cyber symposium on Twitter
29:00 – Men File Lawsuit Against Dallas County Sheriff
34:45 – Microsoft announces new ‘Super Duper Secure Mode’ for Edge
40:50 – Apple’s Plan to “Think Different” About Encryption Opens a Backdoor to Your Private Life
46:40 – Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google
50:50 – Crypto-mining botnet modifies CPU configurations to increase its mining power
59:56 – Ransomware Payments Explode Amid ‘Quadruple Extortion’
1:06:00 – Accenture claims to fight off LockBit ransomware gang with backup
1:11:06 – INFRA:HALT security bugs impact critical industrial control devices
1:20:15 – Black Hat USA: Downgrade attack against Let’s Encrypt lowers the bar for printing fraudulent SSL certificates
1:25:06 – “Book Recommendations”

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