Cybersecurity Roundup #16
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.” — Stephane Nappo
The Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 will bypass the Windows 10 firewall and any configured rules, raising security concerns for those who use the feature.
For now, it seems that paying ransomware, while obviously risky and empowering/encouraging ransomware attackers, can perhaps be comported so as not to break any laws (like anti-terrorist laws, FCPA, conspiracy and others) and even if payment is arguably unlawful, seems unlikely to be prosecuted.
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The San Diego Police Foundation, an organization that receives donations from corporations, purchased iPhone unlocking technology for the city’s police department, according to emails obtained by Motherboard.
Cisco Talos is tracking a spike in exploitation attempts against the Microsoft vulnerability CVE-2020-1472, an elevation of privilege bug in Netlogon, outlined in the August Microsoft Patch Tuesday report.
Text storage service Pastebin last week announced the introduction of two new security features, but some industry professionals believe they will likely be abused by malicious actors.
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