Infosec Decoded #27: Darkside

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

May 14, 2021

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

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

EXCLUSIVE U.S. senators close to announcing $52 bln chips funding deal -sources

Alan Wennersten

WiFi devices going back to 1997 vulnerable to new Frag Attacks

Yesss!!! After hours of trying (and bricking 2 AirTags) I managed to break into the microcontroller of the AirTag!

Three students sue coding bootcamp Lambda School alleging false advertising and financial shenanigans

Sam Bowne @sambowne

Tether’s First Reserve Breakdown Shows Token 49% Backed by Unspecified Commercial Paper
Tether reveals a breakdown of its reserves for first time since 2014 launch
Tether’s first breakdown of reserves consists of two silly pie charts

Cara Delevingne Is Auctioning an NFT About Her Vagina

Ethereum creator donated $1 billion in meme coins to India's COVID relief

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

Ransomware victim Colonial Pipeline paid $5m to get oil pumping again, restored from backups anyway – report
Darkside ransomware gang says it lost control of its servers & money a day after Biden threat
DarkSide, and almost all ransomware gangs, are buying access to your networks.
Elliptic Follows the Bitcoin Ransoms Paid by Colonial Pipeline and Other DarkSide Ransomware Victims

Pentagon Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Reveals

Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report
The Air Force’s AI Brain Just Flew for the First Time

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

Microsoft Outlook bug prevents viewing or creating email worldwide

Exploiting custom protocol handlers for cross-browser tracking in Tor, Safari, Chrome and Firefox

Intel boasts i9 Tiger Lake-H is the fastest single-threaded laptop processor