General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

OpenWRT code-execution bug puts millions of devices at risk

A partial fix mitigates the risk, but the lack of encryption and other weaknesses remain.
Publish Date: 3/31/2020
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Zoom’s privacy problems are growing as platform explodes in popularity

Doing everything from home by video conference has its drawbacks and pitfalls.
Publish Date: 3/31/2020
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Comcast waiving data caps hasn’t hurt its network—why not make it permanent?

Pandemic shows Comcast could kill data caps forever without ruining its network.
Publish Date: 3/31/2020
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Saudi Arabia reportedly tracked phones by using industry-wide carrier weakness

Kingdom sent US carrier millions of location requests through SS7.
Publish Date: 3/30/2020
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OneWeb goes bankrupt, lays off staff, will sell satellite-broadband business

OneWeb says pandemic ended chance of getting enough funding for full launch.
Publish Date: 3/30/2020
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WireGuard VPN makes it to 1.0.0—and into the next Linux kernel

It's a good day for WireGuard users—DKMS builds will soon be behind us.
Publish Date: 3/30/2020
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>4,000 Android apps silently access your installed software

Android API lets apps collect a list of all other installed apps, no permission needed.
Publish Date: 3/28/2020
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Control Panel isn’t dead yet—but the System applet is looking nervous

It's as if millions of sysadmins cried out and suddenly breathed a sigh of relief.
Publish Date: 3/27/2020
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Broadband speeds fall in dozens of big US cities during pandemic

Download speeds fell at least slightly in 88 of 200 most populous US cities.
Publish Date: 3/27/2020
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Charter gives techs $25 gift cards instead of hazard pay during pandemic

Instead of bonus pay for risky work, techs get weekly $25 restaurant gift cards.
Publish Date: 3/27/2020
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Google sent users 40,000 warnings of nation-state hack attacks in 2019

Government-backed hackers target journalists, dissidents, gov't officials, and others.
Publish Date: 3/26/2020
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New attack on home routers sends users to spoofed sites that push malware

Attack, which uses DNS hijacking, is the latest to capitalize on pandemic anxiety.
Publish Date: 3/25/2020
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The exFAT filesystem is coming to Linux—Paragon software’s not happy about it

The proprietary filesystem vendor unleashed a '90s-level torrent of FUD yesterday.
Publish Date: 3/25/2020
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How to get Verizon and AT&T data-cap fees waived during the pandemic

Verizon, AT&T waive mobile fees if you tell them pandemic hurt your finances.
Publish Date: 3/25/2020
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Never-before-seen attackers are targeting Mideast industrial organizations

WildPressure uses malware and targets organizations not seen in other campaigns.
Publish Date: 3/25/2020
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Google Play’s malicious app problem infects 1.7 million more devices

Apps went undetected by Google and antivirus scanners.
Publish Date: 3/24/2020
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Comcast wins Supreme Court case over interpretation of civil rights law

Black-owned TV network alleged racism in Comcast decision not to carry channels.
Publish Date: 3/24/2020
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Here’s the Netflix account compromise Bugcrowd doesn’t want you to know about [Updated]

Weakness allows attackers to steal browser cookies used to authenticate Netflix users.
Publish Date: 3/23/2020
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SpaceX gets FCC license for 1 million satellite-broadband user terminals

SpaceX now licensed to deploy 1 million of what Musk calls "UFOs on a stick."
Publish Date: 3/23/2020
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Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns

There's no patch available now. Here's what to do until Microsoft issues one.
Publish Date: 3/23/2020
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