NSO, an Israeli company has been selling governments spyware surveillance tools. National Public Radio, detailed this spyware, called Pegasus, allowing governments (
hackers? ) to access a victim’s cellphone to listen in, record activity, and access location data. NSO says it licenses the tool exclusively to government agencies but CyberHoot, NPR, and the Washington Post disagree.
Microsoft’s PrintNightmare Vulnerability
Microsoft released an emergency security patch Out-Of-Band (OOB), which affects Window’s print-spooler subsystem, dubbed “PrintNightmare”. Confirmed exploits have been reported in the wild leading to total system compromise. Learn what you should do to protect yourself for this issue and others at CyberHoot.
Nextdoor App Security
Nextdoor, a social media service, has enjoyed strong adoption during the pandemic. It’s used to share information about your neighborhood, to give or get help (can I borrow a drill), get business referrals, or find local services. Nextdoor is a novel way for neighbors to socialize online, however, CyberHoot and security experts have many privacy concerns you need to know about.
How Secure Are Payment Apps?
Cash is still King, for now. The use of electronic payment applications has grown steadily. In a 2020 US Federal Reserve survey, cash payments were used for only 26% of all payments, credit/debit cards or electronic payments were used for 65% of all payments, leaving 9% to wire transfers. Mulitple payment apps vie for your attention: Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Venmo, and Trello Pay are common. While convenient, these payment apps come with risks you need to understand and avoid.
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