Archive for the 'fun' Category

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/



Army tries to expose data with bad Cell Phone App

I understand that some people are ignorant of the cyber security that is required when you start getting access to someone’s phone. This is beyond stupid. Watch Sgt. Hy break it down for you.



Attacker WILL eventually get in? Or already has been in, undetected.

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/security-and-distributed-resources-an-attacker-will-eventually-get-in-s/565966/

In My opinion, it has already happened. And if some places don’t start taking it more seriously, it will happen in a bold and undisputed way.



Cryptojacking

Apparently using your system to mine Cryptocurrency is easy if you don’t setup things correctly. Read all about it.

https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/cryptojacking-worm-targets-and-infects-2000-docker-hosts/d/d-id/1336104



Smart TV, a dumb idea

Turns out that smart TV is snooping on you. Maybe best thing to do is get a dumb TV, or stop watching.
We removed the TV a long time ago.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/18/you-watch-tv-your-tv-watches-back/



Another malware attack on WINDOWS

This bug is active in malware attacks and cyber espionage.
Keep your eyes open for something different, from the article here.

“ESET named the strain they found Win32/StealthFalcon. They said this malware works as a basic backdoor that allows Stealth Falcon operators to download and run additional code on infected hosts, or to exfiltrate data to remote servers.”

Sounds like it is limited in use so far, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be used soon.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/newly-discovered-cyber-espionage-malware-abuses-windows-bits-service/



Your iPhone isn’t secure

As if you didn’t already know, a cell phone is not a good device to have on you and with any secure information. You can be hacked by just using it normally. Apple and Android have a long way to go to make these devices more secure.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/researchers-websites-infected-iphones-spyware-151931958.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_04



Tracking is getting out of hand

NY Times gets a harsh reality. If you wanted to know why TOR browser is so popular and Brave Browser and a VPN is very important. You are being watched.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/23/opinion/data-internet-privacy-tracking.html



Apple Issues 3 Emergency Security Fixes

Apple Issues 3 Emergency Security Fixes To Block Hackers From Taking Over iPhones, Macs, Apple TVs
Looks like another day of Apple being in the hot seat. Patch now, fix it now. Don’t let yourself get caught. I know a lot of people have Apple products in their life.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2019/08/26/apple-issues-3-emergency-security-fixes-to-block-hackers-from-taking-over-iphones-macs-apple-tvs/#99d6b8a76da2



F-15 gets PWND

My default thought is that if you get physical access to it, you can hack it eventually. You really need to test with outside white hat hackers on your system to make sure you are doing everything you can to secure your stuff.




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