Holon Network Podcast for 2022-01-20

Holon Network Podcast

Feb 17 2022 • 1 hr 3 mins

In The News This Week

1 Bitcoin equals $29,999,49 United States Dollar https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin

Gold Price Per Ounce $1,845.50 https://www.apmex.com/gold-price

Oil Price Per Barl $83.10 https://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/oil-price?type=wti

1 Dogecoin equals $0.1532 USD https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/dogecoin/

This Week In Vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 10, 2022 https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/bulletins/sb22-017

buffer overflow DoS attack in windows HTTP protocol stack https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2022-21907

VICTORY: Google Releases “disable 2g” Feature for New Android Smartphones https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/01/victory-google-releases-disable-2g-feature-new-android-smartphones

This Week In Privacy Or Lack Thereof:

Revealed: UK Gov’t Plans Publicity Blitz to Undermine Privacy of Your Chats https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/revealed-uk-government-publicity-blitz-to-undermine-privacy-encryption-1285453/

Thanks to Karma/SMAG for the update on this story

Insurer of McDonald’s Operator Off Hook for Privacy Litigation https://news.bloomberglaw.com/privacy-and-data-security/insurer-of-mcdonalds-operator-off-hook-for-privacy-litigation

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/privacy/mcdonalds-knew-clock-in-system-would-violate-the-rights-of-employees-says-insurer-in-bid-to-escape-bipa-suits/

IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/01/irs-will-soon-require-selfies-for-online-access/

This Week In Security:

Microsoft fixes Patch Tuesday bug that broke VPN in Windows 10 and 11 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/microsoft-fixes-patch-tuesday-bug-that-broke-vpn-in-windows-10-and-11/

REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59998925

If you Install Windows 11 with a local account instead of a Microsoft account it uses bitlocker, but keeps it in plaintext https://twitter.com/atomicthumbs/status/1482859329858404352?t=pJfbJLB3fV3xOb7HJlCmrA&s=09

Miscellaneous Stories:

Cybersecurity conferences 2022: A rundown of online, in person, and ‘hybrid’ events https://portswigger.net/daily-swig/cybersecurity-conferences-a-rundown-of-online-in-person-and-hybrid-events

zevlag feels the pain,

Google to free G Suite users: Pay up or lose your account https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/google-tells-free-g-suite-users-pay-up-or-lose-your-account/

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye are now called Trellix https://www.zdnet.com/article/mcafee-enterprise-and-fireeye-are-now-called-trellix/

Silk: Proof of Pwnage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F18D7IXIz4U

Nine-year-old kids are launching DDoS attacks against schools https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/nine-year-old-kids-are-launching-ddos-attacks-against-schools/

Cool Tools We Found This Week: Projects For This Week:

Thanks Praxaeus https://www.humblebundle.com/books/arduino-circuits-electronics-morgan-claypool-books

Gater https://www.crowdsupply.com/nabu-casa/home-assistant-yellow

Digital_Tinker https://tasmota.github.io/docs/ https://github.com/ct-Open-Source/tuya-convert https://community.home-assistant.io/t/geeni-gnc-sw003-wifi-power-bar-tasmotized/87075/8