Holon Network Podcast for 2022-02-07

Holon Network Podcast

Feb 17 2022 • 1 hr 27 mins

In The News This Week

1 Bitcoin equals $44,054.49 United States Dollar https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin

Gold Price Per Ounce $1,830.30 https://www.apmex.com/gold-price

Oil Price Per Barl $91.10 https://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/oil-price?type=wti

1 Dogecoin equals $0.1643 USD https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/dogecoin/

This Week In Vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 24, 2022 https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/bulletins/sb22-031

Vulnerability Summary for the Week of January 31, 2022 https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/bulletins/sb22-038

Linux system service bug gives root on all major distros, exploit released https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/linux-system-service-bug-gives-root-on-all-major-distros-exploit-released/

UEFI firmware vulnerabilities affect at least 25 computer vendors https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/uefi-firmware-vulnerabilities-affect-at-least-25-computer-vendors/

Ransomware Wants You to Like and Subscribe, Or Else https://www.vice.com/en/article/epx5ne/ransomware-wants-you-to-like-and-subscribe-or-else

This Week In Privacy Or Lack Thereof:

NSO tried to buy access to cell networks for “bags of cash,“ whistleblower says https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/02/report-nso-offered-us-firm-bags-of-cash-for-help-spying-on-cellphone-users/

FBI confirms it obtained NSO’s Pegasus spyware https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/feb/02/fbi-confirms-it-obtained-nsos-pegasus-spyware

Facebook Says it Will Stop Operating in Europe If Regulators Don’t Back Dow https://9to5mac.com/2022/02/07/meta-pull-facebook-instagram-from-europe/

Facebook: Daily active users fall for first time in 18-year history https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60238565

Google Workspace to strip privacy control from admins, re-enable tracking https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/02/confusing-google-workspace-privacy-change-will-re-enable-tracking-for-users/

Google abandons FLoC, introduces Topics API to replace tracking cookies https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/25/22900567/google-floc-abandon-topics-api-cookies-tracking

It’s Back: Senators Want EARN IT Bill to Scan All Online Messages https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/02/its-back-senators-want-earn-it-bill-scan-all-online-messages

List of EARN IT sponsers https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/slulcn/list_of_politicians_pushing_the_draconian_earn_it/

IRS To Ditch Biometric Requirement for Online Access https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/02/irs-to-ditch-biometric-requirement-for-online-access/

ID.me CEO backtracks on claims company doesn't use powerful facial recognition tech https://www.cyberscoop.com/id-me-ceo-backtracks-on-claims-company-doesnt-use-powerful-facial-recognition-tech/

This Week In Security:

Microsoft will block downloaded macros in Office versions going back to 2013 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/02/microsoft-will-block-downloaded-macros-in-office-versions-going-back-to-2013/

UK government plans to release Nmap scripts for finding vulnerabilities https://therecord.media/uk-government-plans-to-release-nmap-scripts-for-finding-vulnerabilities/

Same folks who make

https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef/

Miscellaneous Stories:

Google wants schools to teach Chromebook repair classes https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/02/google-launches-a-chromebook-repair-program-for-schools/

https://frame.work/blog/frameworks-series-a-and-the-years-ahead​​​​​​​

Subaru and Kia dealers in Massachusetts have disabled systems that allow remote starts and send maintenance alerts https://www.wired.com/story/fight-right-repair-cars-turns-ugly/

64-bit Raspberry Pi OS exits beta, is available for all Pi 3, 4, and Zero 2 boards https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/02/64-bit-raspberry-pi-os-exits-beta-is-available-for-all-pi-3-4-and-zero-2-boards/

Finding Vulnerabilities in Open Source Projects https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2022/02/finding-vulnerabilities-in-open-source-projects.html

North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet - Thanks to kingryt https://www.wired.com/story/north-korea-hacker-internet-outage/

Cool Tools We Found This Week:

A knowledge graph of cybersecurity countermeasures https://d3fend.mitre.org/