InfoSec News Nuggets 09/20/2021

Apple and Google Pull Opposition App From Russian Stores Following Kremlin Pressure On Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that Google and Apple have removed longtime opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s voter guide app from the App Store and Google Play store in Russia. Activists have charged the companies with bowing to Kremlin pressure. The Russian parliamentary elections began today and last through Sunday. On Thursday, Russian state media outlet Tass reported that Vasily Piskarev, head of the Committee on Safety and…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/02/2021

One Simple Step to Securing Your Accounts Does it seem like cyber criminals have a magic wand for getting into your email or bank accounts and there’s nothing you can do to stop them? Wouldn’t it be great if there was one single step you could take that would help protect your from cyber criminals and let you securely make the most of technology? While no sole step will stop all cyber criminals, one of…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 04/06/2021

Technology could make fighting COVID less restrictive but privacy will take a hit Now that the world has completed a full circuit around the Sun with COVID as a passenger, it is possible to see which jurisdictions responded well, and which are still struggling to come to grips with the virus. Two of the nations held up as exemplars of how to fight COVID were Taiwan and New Zealand, but the approaches were very different: One has…
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AMD and Intel Chipset Vulnerabilities & Exploits: March 2018 Update

Author: ShadowSherlock Editor: Devon Ackerman UPDATE: March 2018 It seems we are nearing the end of the Spectre/Meltdown issues from a patch availability stand point. INTEL Patches for older versions of Intel Chipsets has been released - Haswell (4th-generation) and Broadwell (5th-generation). The performance hit will be about 10% to 20% for real world applications. Intel has also promised updates for the last generation of Core2 Duo chipsets. All microcode updates are now being deployed…
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Digital Forensics & CPUs

Reprinted with permission as originally written by Mark Vogel of F.A.S.T Forensics.   Kind of a book here but there's a LOT going on in the processor market right now between Intel & AMD, so there's a ton of information and considerations between the two now.   I have done a couple Ryzen builds since the release of the Ryzen 7 CPUs earlier this year to test out.  The chipsets for this platform seem to…
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