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Security 233 – Whole Lot of Oops

Microsoft support database leak: https://www.comparitech.com/blog/information-security/microsoft-customer-service-data-leak/

Lastpass is having issues: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lastpass-mistakenly-removes-extension-from-chrome-store-causes-outage/

Does Apple Encrypt Backups (No, but listen):
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive/exclusive-apple-dropped-plan-for-encrypting-backups-after-fbi-complained-sources-idUSKBN1ZK1CT

Android encryption:
https://security.googleblog.com/2018/10/google-and-android-have-your-back-by.html

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Security 232- CryptoPatches

We talk about a few nasty bugs. One in Citrix, one in firefox that are being actively exploited. We then talk about how easy it is to be SIM jacked

https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-free-windows-10-upgrade-offer-still-works-heres-why-and-how-to-get-it/

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/firefox-gets-patch-for-critical-zeroday-thats-being-actively-exploited/

SIM swap attack: https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/14/princeton-sim-swap-hijacking-phone-numbers-paper/

citrix: https://threatpost.com/unpatched-citrix-flaw-exploits/151748/ https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/01/14/princeton-sim-swap-hijacking-phone-numbers-paper/

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Security 231 – Backup 101

We start the new year off with back to basics. In this episode we talk about backing up.

What is backing up, the best ways to back up, and some free and paid options.

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Security 230 – CCPA

California implemented the “Strongest” consumer privacy act so far, unfortunately we are underwhelmed with it.

https://caprivacy.github.io/caprivacy/

https://oag.ca.gov/data-broker/register

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Security 229 – Windows 7 End of Life

In less than a month Windows 7 will stop getting security updates. While we don’t tell you to go to Windows 10, for most people that will be your best option. However, we talk about some Linux distros, ChromeOS, and OSX