Security Stack Sheet #106

 

Word of the Week

Covid 19 – a shortcut to “Surveillance Capitalism”?

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Links HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and book HERE and twitter thread HERE

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How weaponizing disinformation can bring down a city’s power grid

Link HERE

 

Word of the Week Special

“API Security 2020”

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Links HERE and HERE and API Security Top 10 from OWASP HERE and print HERE

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“3 Secure Moments: A Tranquil Trio of Security Haiku”

Placid poems to quiet the infosec pro’s harried mind. (Or placid, by infosec standards.)

On Cyber Space

Cyberspace in space,

bits floating in the abyss;

Who can hack the stars?

On Pandemic Cybercrime

In the pandemic

Lures dangled just out of reach.

Names stolen for cures.

Normal

I miss coffee shops.

Cozy VPN tunnels,

Work on caffeine clouds.

Link HERE

 

Bonus

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Thanks to Javan

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Link HERE

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Link HERE

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Thanks to Marek

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Thanks to Ben

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Crypto challenge of the week

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Link HERE

 

Dates

  • May 25th 2018: Over 2 years of GDPR Live! See incidents section below GDPR Enforce Tracker Link HERE – thanks to Marius
  • 1st January 2020 – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) becomes effective Link HERE
  • Now: TLS1.2 mandatory for proper security HTTPS everywhere HERE
  • DO NOT DELAY TLS1.2 migration LATER THAN JUNE 2020 or A FEW THINGS WILL STOP WORKING! [Browsers, Office365, Cisco and many others]
  • January 2020 – Qualys SSLLabs will rate your TLS1.0 setup as B – Qualys will de-grade you HERE
  • June 2020 – Microsoft plans to deprecate TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC – HERE
  • 31st of December 2020 – Brexit Finalised?
  • 1st of July 20201 – Freedom from viruses?

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Link HERE

  • November 3rd 2020: Trump’s second term start

Forget TikTok. China’s Powerhouse App Is WeChat, and Its Power Is Sweeping

A vital connection for the Chinese diaspora, the app has also become a global conduit of Chinese state propaganda, surveillance and intimidation. The United States has proposed banning it

Link HERE

“Yourefired” was Donald Trump’s Twitter password, claim hackers

Link HERE

  • 2022 – First trip to Mars according to Elon Musk
  • 2023 – 3DES is deprecated for all new applications and usage is disallowed after 2023 HERE
  • 2024 – Back to the Moon according to Trump and NASA

After a tantalizing discovery at Venus, what could an astrobiology mission look like?

Link HERE

  • December 31st, 2020 Flash End-of-Life
  • US Government Websites Will be Accessible Through HTTPS Only, After September 1

 

Book of the month

Security Engineering (coming in December 2020, draft available)

Link HERE and drafts available HERE

 

Comic of the week

Chip For Tracking - Dilbert by Scott Adams

 

 

##Some OWASP stuff first








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