Many individuals and many organizations treat their router and WiFi network as a security perimeter. “The hostile world is outside. The warm, friendly, safe world is here, on our side of the fence.” The result is relaxed security inside the fence—printers anyone can talk to, media players with no passwords, open file sharing. Not to mention all the insecure IoT devices that may be on their network. The new KRACK Wifi exploit allows attackers to blow past Wifi’s built-in security.
When you register a domain name, you may expose personal information about yourself: your address, phone number email address. Here’s how to protect privacy.
Security, privacy and Internet of Things updates for the week of March 18th 2017: Apple ransom, CIA leaks, Google blacklists Symantec certificates, CIA data dump, Instagram 2 factor, ISPs selling your info, Android wifi tracking, not quite breaches, Bixby, Alexa.
I’m experimenting with compiling a list of interesting articles each week – I’ll compile a list of articles that caught my eye. I’m trying to keep this quick and maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio.
Adobe Flash Critical Security Update
Adobe has released Flash Player version 188.8.131.52 for Windows, macOS and Linux. It fixes “critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system”. If you have Flash installed on your computer, update it immediately. Also update Chrome.
Except for the copy of Flash that comes with Chrome, I haven’t had Flash installed on my Mac in years and I don’t miss it at all.