General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

The clever cryptography behind Apple’s “Find My” feature

You can track down your stolen MacBook, but no one else can—not even Apple.
Publish Date: 6/6/2019
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Windows 10 May 2019 Update now rolling out to everyone… slowly

Unless you explicitly want it installed, you probably won't get this update.
Publish Date: 5/21/2019
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>20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

Linksys said it fixed flaw in 2014. Researcher Troy Mursch disagrees.
Publish Date: 5/18/2019
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The radio navigation planes use to land safely is insecure and can be hacked

Radios that sell for $600 can spoof signals planes use to find runways.
Publish Date: 5/15/2019
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New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips’ internal buffers

Intel-specific vulnerability was found by researchers both inside and outside the company.
Publish Date: 5/14/2019
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Bloomberg alleges Huawei routers and network gear are backdoored

Details are scarce, but the "backdoor" appears to be benign.
Publish Date: 4/30/2019
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Password1, Password2, Password3 no more: Microsoft drops password expiration rec

For years, Microsoft's baseline security policy has expired passwords after 60 days.
Publish Date: 4/25/2019
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McAfee joins Sophos, Avira, Avast—the latest Windows update breaks them all

A range of fixes and workarounds have been published.
Publish Date: 4/19/2019
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Hackers could read non-corporate, Hotmail for six months

Hackers and Microsoft seem to disagree on key details of the hack.
Publish Date: 4/15/2019
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To catch a drug thief, hospital secretly recorded births, women’s surgeries

81 women claim their privacy was violated as hospital tried to trap a drug thief.
Publish Date: 4/3/2019
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Woman from China, with malware in tow, illegally entered Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Event raises serious questions about security practices of the US Secret Service.
Publish Date: 4/3/2019
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How Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opened systems to attack

Monitoring systems were looking for attacks using technique popularized by the NSA.
Publish Date: 3/26/2019
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Microsoft ships antivirus for macOS as Windows Defender becomes Microsoft Defender

Microsoft is expanding the reach of its device management services.
Publish Date: 3/21/2019
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Google, Microsoft work together for a year to figure out new type of Windows flaw

Researcher finds building blocks for privilege escalation: Can they be assembled to create a flaw?
Publish Date: 3/18/2019
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Epic says its Game Store is not spying on you

But Sweeney says it will stop accessing Steam friends lists without permission.
Publish Date: 3/15/2019
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An email marketing company left 809 million records exposed online

150GB database included mortgage amounts, info on credit ratings.
Publish Date: 3/9/2019
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The rise of tech-worker activism

Video: Leigh Honeywell created Never Again pledge and a company devoted to tech-worker safety.
Publish Date: 3/1/2019
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Microsoft’s latest security service uses human intelligence, not artificial

Computers are good at processing vast amounts of data, but humans still have their uses.
Publish Date: 2/28/2019
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Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs

Researchers also devise a Spectre-like attack with no known mitigation.
Publish Date: 2/23/2019
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Mandatory update coming to Windows 7, 2008 to kill off weak update hashes

Microsoft is phasing out SHA-1 hashes on its patches.
Publish Date: 2/19/2019
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