Category Archives: security

US cyber-attack: Around 50 firms ‘genuinely impacted’ by massive breach – BBC News

Hackers accessed major organisations by compromising software developed by Texas IT firm SolarWinds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55386947

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Public, Private and Secure DNS

image: kinsta.com Published Mar 25 2020, Updated Dec 19 2020 The domain name system (DNS) connects or resolves URL / Link names to IP addresses, i.e. With DNS, it’s possible to type words instead of a string of numbers into … Continue reading

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‘Deeply damaging and dangerous:’ List of victims of the Russian-linked SolarWinds hack keeps widening | Financial Post

The hackers using a backdoor in widely used SolarWinds software hacked at least three state governments, the U.S. nuclear weapons agency and Microsoft among others. PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES PHOTO BY FRED TANNEAU/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES — … Continue reading

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Project Zero: An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey

Dec 1 2020 A WiFi radio proximity vulnerability in Apple iOS when exploited allows running arbitrary code on any nearby iOS device and stealing all the photos and user data. iOS update 13.5 released in May 2020 fixes it. https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-ios-zero-click-radio-proximity.htmlContinue reading

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The no-knock entry: Why are some Canadian police behaving like Americans?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-the-no-knock-entry-why-are-some-canadian-police-behaving-lik Related Black community demanding answers from police in man’s falling death Anthony Aust fell to his death after Ottawa police executed ‘no-knock’ raid of family’s apartment CBC News · Posted: Oct 19, 2020 4:58 PM ET | Last Updated: … Continue reading

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The US is Out of the Open Skies Treaty. What’s Next? – Air Force Magazine

“… The treaty, which allows nearly three dozen signatory countries to inspect others’ military installations from above, entered into force in 2002, but U.S. officials have raised complaints about Russia’s conduct and argued that satellite imagery is a better option. … Continue reading

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Older Android phones won’t support many secure websites by September 2021 | Engadget

https://www.engadget.com/old-android-phones-lose-many-secure-websites-in-2021-224728196.html

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For the U.S.-Canada relationship, Biden’s win changes everything – and nothing at all

Opinion John Ibbitson – Globe and Mail November 6, 2020 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-for-the-us-canada-relationship-bidens-win-changes-everything-and/ Archive

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Facebook Services and other Apps preinstalled on many devices with option to uninstall removed

Oct 27 2020 Apple, Google, Samsung, LG and many other device makers or mobile wireless providers pre-install their own and or third party apps on devices that some users do not want and disable the option to uninstall them. Here … Continue reading

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Cyber Security and Automation: An Introduction DNS SinkHoles (Pi-Hole)

Interesting layer of security and method to reduce threats, ads and bandwidth usage. I have posted about Open / Public DNS and Secure or Private DNS and related but those didn’t reduce ads and bandwidth usage. Some things may need … Continue reading

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