The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 43 - The Avengers Snitched and Assembled

Episode Summary

The Host Unknown trio are not known for much, and certainly not for being social justice warriors. This episode might therefore surprise you as they discuss serious privacy concerns, free services and morons in Texas. Then again, it probably won't.

Episode Notes

This week in Infosec

Not liberated from the “today in infosec” twitter account:

12th February 2009: 

2009: Microsoft announced a $250,000 reward for info resulting in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the Conficker worm. As of 2018, Microsoft's offer was still open.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120418094401/http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2009/feb09/02-12confickerpr.aspx

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6058565/Microsoft-offering-hackers-250-000-bounty-remove-Conficker-malware.html

https://twitter.com/todayininfosec/status/1227775375565918208

 

Billy Big Balls

After the failure of the Facebook Phone, get ready for a Facebook Watch

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/after-the-failure-of-the-facebook-phone-get-ready-for-a-facebook-watch/

 

Rant of the Week

Password manager LastPass is making its free accounts effectively useless by limiting account holders to one type of device, leaving millions of users stranded.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2021/02/17/lastpass-breaks-free-accounts-where-to-store-your-passwords-now/?ss=cybersecurity

John Deere being dicks:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-03-05/farmers-fight-john-deere-over-who-gets-to-fix-an-800-000-tractor

 

Industry News

Nearly Two-Thirds of CVEs Are Low Complexity

Police Reportedly Arrest Egregor Ransomware Members

Yandex Insider Breach Hits Nearly 5000 Inboxes

Duo Charged with Multimillion-Dollar Dark Web Drugs Scheme

Microsoft: 1000+ Hackers Worked on SolarWinds Campaign

Centreon: Sandworm Attacks Targeted Legacy Open Source Product

NHS Phishing Scam Promises #COVID19 Vaccine

Singtel Breach Hits 129,000 Customers

Two More Lazarus Group Members Indicted for North Korean Attacks

 

Javvad’s Weekly Stories

 

Tweet of the Week

https://twitter.com/torriangray/status/1361778280521605122