InfoSec News Nuggets 06/10/2021

American Heart Association study confirms Apple's MagSafe tech poses a risk to cardiac devices What just happened? Apple has already warned users with fitted medical devices to be careful where they place their iPhone 12, and now the American Heart Association (AHA) has shown why people should heed this advice. The AHA's study also suggests the handsets pose a bigger risk than older iPhones, something Apple claimed isn't the case. Back in January, Apple said that…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 06/07/2021

Colonial Pipeline Hackers Used Unprotected VPN to Access Network The ransomware attack that took down the Colonial Pipeline and caused fuel shortages on the East Coast worked because of an unprotected Virtual Private Network (VPN). The criminal gang of hackers known as DarkSide who took responsibility for the attack gained access to the Pipeline's system through an unprotected VPN account that had been set up to allow employees to access the company's computer networks remotely, according to…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 02/02/2021

Check if your photos were used to develop facial recognition systems with this free tool If you’ve uploaded any photos to the web in recent years, there’s a good chance they’ve been used to build facial recognition systems. Developers routinely train facial recognition algorithms on images from websites — without the knowledge of the people who posted them. A new online tool called Exposing.AI can help you find out if your photos are among the snaps they’re…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 01/14/2021

The billionaires' brawl over satellite broadband Elon Musk is under siege by fellow billionaires at Amazon and Dish as he tries to get his fledgling space-based broadband service off the ground, with clashes involving airwave overload and the threat of satellite collisions. Musk's Starlink service could extend broadband to unconnected customers in hard-to-reach rural areas. But competitors are pressing the Federal Communication Commission to stymie Musk's plans. The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday evening to explore letting companies…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/25/2020

Shopify discloses security incident caused by two rogue employees Online e-commerce giant Shopify is working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to investigate a security breach caused by two rogue employees. The company said two members of its support team accessed and tried to obtain customer transaction details from Shopify shop owners (merchants). Shopify estimated the number of stores that might be affected by the employees' actions at less than 200. The company boasted more…
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