Crowdsourced Threat Blocking with CrowdSec
CrowdSec is a modern threat blocking solution that replaces old players like Fail2Ban. In this episode, we look at what benefits an automated filter can bring to your devices, as well as diving into exactly what CrowdSec offers. CrowdSec is up to 60 times faster than Fail2Ban, a common Intrusion Prevention System commonly deployed by Systems Administrators in Linux server environments. Find our summary post here: https://networkthreats.org/post/crowdsec-security/ https://crowdsec.net/ Theme music: "Neon Laser Horizon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
August 09, 2021
Ubiquiti Hack - What happened?
Ubiquiti, one of the largest suppliers of network hardware suffered a catastrophic hack earlier this year. We take a look at what happened. On January 11th, the team that manages Unifi SSO announced to account holders via email that they were aware of, “Unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider.” For more information, check out the full story: https://networkthreats.org/post/ubiquiti-hacked-what-happened/
April 03, 2021
Microsoft Exchange - An Email Disaster
In this episode, we look at one of the most widely exploited hacks in the last few years. What happened, and what were the consequences?
April 03, 2021
Deep Dive: Windows 10X
Microsoft is releasing a new operating system called Windows 10X, what will it look like? In this episode, we look at what Windows 10X looks like and what the user experience feels like. We also examine the type of users Microsoft is targeting with this new OS. Want more info? Check out our blog post here: https://networkthreats.org/post/a-deep-dive-into-microsofts-windows-10x/
February 03, 2021
Deep Dive: Signal
In this episode, we answer a few questions about the Signal App. We also take a look at the difference between WhatsApp and Singal. Why has Signal been so popular and what does that mean? What is encrypted metadata? We answer all these questions and more. If you want to learn how to install Signal, check out our article https://networkthreats.org/post/secure-your-communications-with-signal/. As always, if you have feedback or questions, send us a voice message by clicking the link below.
January 19, 2021
x64 support coming Windows 10 on ARM and the attempt to break up Facebook
Microsoft has released a 64-bit version of Windows 10 on ARM The US FTC and 48 states are attempting to break up Facebook. They aim to strip the tech giant of WhatsApp and Instagram.
December 11, 2020
iPhone 5G Problems and the EU's Tech Regulation List
The Apple Airtags are coming in 2021. What are they? The iPhone does not have a 700MHz 5G band. What does that mean for UK customers? The EU wants to regulate the 20 largest companies in its sphere of regulation.
October 12, 2020
Microsoft Cloud Outages and Apple's October Hardware Event
Microsoft has been having lots of cloud issues. What is going on? Apple is gearing up for its October 13 hardware event at which it is expected to release the iPhone 12. Last but not least, the US Department of Treasury wants all US ransomware payments to be checked out by them.
October 10, 2020
iOS 14, Windows 10 Version 20H2 and the Apple iPhone SE Plus
iOS 14 is out now -- update to get new features such as widgets. NVIDIA announced that it will acquire Arm from SoftBank in a deal that is valued at $40 billion. Microsoft announced that it has finalized the development of Windows 10 version 20H2 and will release it in October if all goes well. The Apple SE Plus is on track to be released soon.
September 21, 2020
Ransomware attacks are up, Windows support for Linux disks is down, and the Surface Duo is out
There's been a huge increase in the number of ransomware attacks over the course of 2020, with a seven-fold rise in campaigns compared with just last year alone, according to newly released data from cybersecurity researchers. If you’re using Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.0, you can now attach an external disk drive to your PC that is formatted using a file system that Windows 10 doesn’t natively understand, but Linux does—like ext2—and it will work normally, both from within WSL 2.0 and with File Explorer. Microsoft's surface Duo is now out!
September 11, 2020
Microsoft XBox Series X and S, G Suite Gets MS Tools, Apple Silicon
Microsoft announced the prices for both its new Xbox Series X and Series S. WordPress File Manager plugin is being actively-exploited to permit full website hijacking. G Suite users will now be able to edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files on Android devices using Google's office productivity software. Chip production for the first Apple Silicon Macs is reported to be on schedule for launch before the end of the year. The increased power efficiency of an Apple-designed chip is said to provide an expected battery life of 15-20 hours.
September 09, 2020
Microsoft Patches 129 Security Issues, Android 11 is out now.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced today that it will move forward with Microsoft as the winner of its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract. Microsoft has published today its monthly batch of security updates, also known as Patch Tuesday. This month, the OS maker patched 129 vulnerabilities across 15 products, ranging from Windows to ASP.NET. According to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is working on a new 12.5 inch Surface PC. Google today announced the immediate availability of Android 11. Find the show notes at breakingtech.news
September 08, 2020
The Quantum Internet, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, Google Antitrust
The US Department of Justice is filing antitrust charges against Google. The case centers on two commingled aspects of Google’s business: Its dominance of both online search and online advertising. Around the world, the consensus is building that a system to communicate using quantum mechanics represents one of the most important technological frontiers of the 21st century. Scientists now believe that the construction of a prototype will be within reach over the next decade. Secure end-to-end messaging app Threema has announced this week plans to open-source its apps' codebase in an effort to improve transparency and win over users' trust. Qualcomm has made the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform official, claiming a 50 percent performance boost over last year’s original version.
September 04, 2020
New Intel 11th Gen Processors, Google Chrome Improvements
Ten security vulnerabilities were patched or identified in MoFi routers this week. The Google Chrome Mobile browser will now encrypt DNS requests that are sent out over Wifi and Cell. Chrome 85 introduces a new compiler optimization technique known as PGO — for “Profile Guided Optimization.” Independent page loading benchmarks have measured a significant improvement in the browser's overall performance. This week, AWS introduced Bottlerocket, a rust-oriented Linux built for containers. On Wednesday, Intel announced its 11th-generation Core processors for laptops alongside a new corporate logo and rebranding. Show notes: bit.ly/breakingtech4
September 03, 2020
Apple and Google Launch COVID-19 Exposure Notifications, RDP is Bad
Reports from Coveware, Emsisoft, and Recorded Future clearly put RDP as the most popular intrusion vector and the source of most ransomware incidents in 2020. Both Apple and Google are introducing new tools that make it much easier for public health authorities to implement digital exposure notification, without the need for developing and maintaining their own individual apps. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold2 can now be preordered and will be available for sale on September 18 at an astounding starting price of $1999. Show notes: http://bit.ly/breakingtech3
September 02, 2020
Zoom is booming, CenturyLink takes out 3.5% of the internet
In this episode we look at: Zoom's record quarter. Amazon's shiny new FAA cert. Mozilla's study on user tracking and your browser history. CenturyLink's outage that took out 3.5% of the internet, the largest outage to date!
September 01, 2020
CenturyLink Outage, Google Chrome DNS Traffic, Apple Notarization and Cisco IOS Bugs
CenturyLink Outage, Google Chrome DNS Traffic, Apple Notarization and Cisco IOS Bugs Get in touch with us here.
August 31, 2020