Recent Security News

with @djhardb, @infosecirvin, @KaitlynGuru, and @sambowne

May 26, 2020

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

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

States plead for cybersecurity funds as hacking threat surges

DNS this week stands for Drowning Needed Services: Design flaw in name server system can be exploited to flood machines offline

How iPhone Hackers Got Their Hands on the New iOS Months Before Its Release

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

Why is This Website Port Scanning me?
eBay is port scanning your system when you load the webpage

Thousands of enterprise systems infected by new Blue Mockingbird malware gang

Is cyberhacking now classed as terrorism?

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

How to Hide Secrets in Strings— Modern Text hiding in JavaScript

Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

Sam Bowne @sambowne

Chinese city proposes permanent health tracking with a score based on drinking and exercise habits
Wuhan performed 6.5 million coronavirus tests in just 9 days, state media reports
China tells U.S. to stop wasting time in coronavirus battle
Qatar makes COVID-19 app mandatory, experts question efficiency

Republican National Committee sues California to halt vote-by-mail for November general election
Trump sees a ‘rigged election’ ahead. Democrats see a constitutional crisis in the making.

U.S. small firms leave $150 billion in coronavirus stimulus untapped
We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country