Security News #89: Holiday Bonus

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

Dec 26, 2020

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

Sam Bowne @sambowne

Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine


Cult Deprogrammer Rick Alan Ross on NXIVM, QAnon, and What Makes Us Vulnerable
83% of Republicans polled after the 2020 election said they didn't believe Joe Biden won
The real reason Trump is failing to overturn the election
Donald Trump's Martial-Law Talk Has Military on Red Alert
Trump is openly inciting the planned terrorist attack on Congress on January 6

COVID-19 Treatment

Chinese vaccines are poised to fill gap, but will they work?
Brazil institute says CoronaVac efficacy above 50%, but delays full results

Airborne SARSCoV2 traveling 12 floors of an apt building through the drainage system

Monoclonal antibodies may have helped Donald Trump recover from COVID-19, but many others aren't getting them
Results of NIH-sponsored ACTIV-3 trial published
UK scientists trial drug to prevent infection that leads to Covid

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

Your Credit Score Should Be Based on Your Web History, IMF Says

Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

Congratulations, the US got you cryptocurrency regulation for Christmas

The new stimulus bill makes illegal streaming a felony
The CASE Act Is Just the Beginning of the Next Copyright Battle

Irvin Lemus @infosecirvin

Department of Homeland Security: China using TCL TVs to spy on Americans

Law enforcement take down three bulletproof VPN providers

Web Security Academy: Free Online Training from PortSwigger

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

Sparrow.ps1: detect compromised accounts and applications in the Azure/m365 environment

Stimulus bill includes .gov bill to help states and localities move domains

GoDaddy Employees Were Told They Were Getting a Holiday Bonus. It Was Actually a Phishing Test.