InfoSec News Nuggets 09/15/2022

Period tracking app Flo rolls out ‘Anonymous Mode’ on iOS, Android launch coming next month Period tracking app Flo has released a new “Anonymous Mode” setting that gives users the option to access the app without their name, email address, and technical identifiers being associated with their health data. Flo promised to release the mode shortly after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The company launched the new Anonymous Mode setting on Wednesday for all iOS…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 07/05/2022

Microsoft finds Raspberry Robin worm in hundreds of Windows networks Microsoft says that a recently spotted Windows worm has been found on the networks of hundreds of organizations from various industry sectors. The malware, dubbed Raspberry Robin, spreads via infected USB devices, and it was first spotted in September 2021 by Red Canary intelligence analysts. Cybersecurity firm Sekoia also observed it using QNAP NAS devices as command and control servers (C2) servers in early November [PDF], while…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 08/24/2021

Caller ID Spoofing Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information,…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 3/20/2020

1 - US Commerce Dept Shares Tips On Securing Virtual Meetings The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today shared a number of measures that should be taken by remote workers to prevent eavesdropping and protect their privacy during virtual meetings while working from home during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Greene, the director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the NIST said that "if virtual meetings are not set up correctly,…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 2/13/2020

1 - Robot with coronavirus advice hits Times Square Worried about the spread of coronavirus? A five-foot tall (1.5 meter) Promobot might have your answer. The robot with a friendly face rolled into Times Square on Monday to help provide information about the new virus. Curious passersby stopped, filled out a short questionnaire on an iPad-like touch screen attached to the robot’s chest, and even had a conversation with the machine. Promobot was created by…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/20/2019

1 - The weird future of brain-computer interfaces: Replacing passwords with thoughts and mind-reading bosses who can tell when you are bored Brain computer interfaces may sound futuristic, but adoption of such systems -- which allow signals from the brain to be recorded or used to control technology -- is on the rise. Much of the development work going on around BCIs is focused on medical uses for the tech, but consumer applications of BCIs…
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