Infosec Decoded #26: Five Stars

with @djhardb, @infosecirvin, @KaitlynGuru, @sambowne, and Alan Wennersten.

May 10, 2021

A discussion with Elizabeth Biddlecome, Sam Bowne, Kaitlyn Handelman, Irvin Lemus, and Alan Wennersten.

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

The Mexican government wants to create a massive database with cell phone users’ biometric data

PSA: Twitter’s New Tip Jar Can Reveal Your Address

Microsoft won’t launch Windows 10X: The Chromebook OS rival has been shelved

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

Misconfigured Database Exposes 200K Fake Amazon Reviewers

Cyber-attack forces shutdown of one of the US’s largest pipelines
The Colonial Pipeline Hack Is a New Extreme for Ransomware 
Pipeline Hackers Say They're 'Apolitical,' Will Choose Targets More Carefully Next Time

Emails reveal 128 million iOS users were affected by ‘XcodeGhost’ malware
Apple brass discussed disclosing 128-million iPhone hack, then decided not to

Alan Wennersten

Daily iOS 14.5 Opt-in Rate [The End Is Nigh for Facebook]

China’s PLA Unit 61419 Purchasing Foreign Antivirus Products, Likely for Exploitation

Catch Me If You Can Didn't

Sam Bowne @sambowne

How the election-fraud myth was spread by Russell Ramsland and the Texas security company ASOG - Washington Post

Thousands of Tor exit nodes attacked cryptocurrency users over the past year

The world’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Scotland

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

Kids in Hong Kong and other highly surveilled states worry infosec careers are just asking for trouble

Salesforce, Google, Facebook. How Big Tech undermines California’s public health system

DOD Expands Hacker Program to All Publicly Accessible Defense Information Systems