Spying and tech products

Looks like the NSA is not coming clean on what they are doing for “back doors” in tech. Not good if they are putting them in, we all become at risk because eventually the secret gets out and the “back door” is used against us.
Read the Reuters story https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-security-congress-insight-idUSKBN27D1CS



Hacked Cameras – Poor security

Lots of risk here, very bad stuff. Please check your WEBCAMS and change the password and update your software/firmware wherever you can. Patch Patch Patch!
Read the article here
https://www.inputmag.com/culture/hackers-leaked-tons-of-webcam-home-security-footage-on-porn-sites



Don’t trust the China Stuff or Huawei’s equipment

GCHQ discovered ‘nationally significant’ vulnerability in Huawei equipment
The issue in Huawei’s equipment was initially withheld from the Chinese company and not reported due to security concerns.

https://news.sky.com/story/gchq-discovered-nationally-significant-vulnerability-in-huawei-equipment-12086688



Github helps out coders and security

Per this nice article at ENGADGET Github will offer scanning of your code to check for security flaws. A nice feature, hopefully more secure code will follow.
https://www.engadget.com/github-code-scanning-security-093531490.html



Instagram “BUG”

Looks like another APP BUG where the app is watching you via the camera. If it can hit someone as big as INSTAGRAM, watch out for the little software people.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-18/facebook-accused-of-watching-instagram-users-through-cameras



Campaign App Bug

Probably the worst thing that can happen is data leaks just before a historic election. Data including contacts of the user and other sensitive data was visible. How long, and how deep it really went… We don’t know, but for the Joe Biden campaign, it is a tech fail. For the cybersecurity aware, it is a reminder to be careful what apps we install on our phones.
Read the article here <<



India banning China Apps

India bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG

https://thenextweb.com/in/2020/09/02/india-bans-118-chinese-apps-including-pubg/



Chat App is Spyware

Heads up. Don’t just install stuff on your phone. Research first
https://www.tomsguide.com/news/welcome-chat-spying-app



Ira knows how it is done



New Year, New Spy with your New TV

Just turn off all of the spying apps. Make sure to cover the camera too.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/02/amazon-fire-sony-vizio-smart-tvs-spying/2792152001/