Holon Network Podcast for 2021-12-06

Holon Network Podcast

Dec 7 2021 • 1 hr 33 mins

In The News This Week

1 Bitcoin equals $50,636.40  United States Dollar

https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin

Gold Price Per Ounce $1,787.60

https://www.apmex.com/gold-price

Oil Price Per Barl $69.94

https://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/oil-price?type=wti

1 Dogecoin equals $0.1801 USD

https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/dogecoin/

This Week In Vulnerabilities:

Vulnerability Summary for the Week of November 29, 2021

https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/bulletins/sb21-340

SolarWinds hackers have a whole bag of new tricks for mass compromise attacks

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/12/solarwinds-hackers-have-a-whole-bag-of-new-tricks-for-mass-compromise-attacks/

Finland Faces Blizzard of Flubot-Spreading Text Messages

https://threatpost.com/finland-flubot-text-messages/176649/

Why Everyone Needs to Take the Latest CISA Directive Seriously

https://thehackernews.com/2021/12/why-everyone-needs-to-take-latest-cisa.html

This Week In Privacy Or Lack Thereof:

A One-Two Punch for Internet Freedom 👊

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/11/one-two-punch-internet-freedom

The Popular Family Safety App Life360 Is Selling Precise Location Data on Its Tens of Millions of Users

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/12/06/1955258/the-popular-family-safety-app-life360-is-selling-precise-location-data-on-its-tens-of-millions-of-users

Apple AirTags being used by thieves to track high-end cars to steal

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/apple-airtags-being-used-by-thieves-to-track-high-end-cars-to-steal/

FBI document shows what data can be obtained from encrypted messaging apps

https://therecord.media/fbi-document-shows-what-data-can-be-obtained-from-encrypted-messaging-apps/

Ubiquiti Developer Charged With Extortion, Causing 2020 “Breach”

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/12/ubiquiti-developer-charged-with-extortion-causing-2020-breach/

DNA testing firm discloses data breach affecting 2.1 million people

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dna-testing-firm-discloses-data-breach-affecting-21-million-people/

iPhones of US diplomats hacked using “0-click” exploits from embattled NSO

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/12/iphones-of-us-diplomats-hacked-using-0-click-exploits-from-embattled-nso/

Apple says it will notify users whose iPhones were hacked by spyware

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/apple-says-will-notify-users-whose-iphones-hacked-spyware-rcna7006

This Week In Security:

VirusTotal Collections feature helps keep neat IoC lists

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/virustotal-collections-feature-helps-keep-neat-ioc-lists/

A Mysterious Threat Actor is Running Hundreds of Malicious Tor Relays

https://therecord.media/a-mysterious-threat-actor-is-running-hundreds-of-malicious-tor-relays/

Miscellaneous Stories:

Emails show what happened before Missouri gov. falsely called journalist a “hacker”

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/12/missouri-planned-to-thank-security-journalist-before-governor-called-him-a-hacker/

Cool Tools We Found This Week:

Mozilla’s Privacy Not Included

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/privacynotincluded/

Projects For This Week:

https://www.diagrams.net/

Upcoming Events:

Advent of Code

https://adventofcode.com/

Advent of Cyber

https://www.tryhackme.com/christmas

Holiday Hack Challenge

https://www.sans.org/mlp/holiday-hack-challenge/

Over The Wire holiday challenge

https://advent2021.overthewire.org/