Cybersecurity And Much More Newsletter — Week 04 (2022)

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What’s Happening

🚨 Apple Fixes 2 Zero-Day Security Bugs, One Exploited in the Wild.

iOS 15.3 & iPadOS 15.3 fix the Safari browser flaw that could have spilled users’ browsing data, plus a zero-day IOMobileFrameBuffer bug exploited in the wild.

🚨 CISA has added eight new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog.

Based on evidence that threat actors are actively exploiting the vulnerabilities listed in the table below. These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors of all types and pose significant risks to the federal enterprise.

🚨 Windows vulnerability with new public exploits lets you become an admin.

A Windows local privilege escalation vulnerability allows anyone to gain admin privileges in Windows 10.

👾 **** Windows needs at least 8 hours online to update reliably.

Microsoft says that Windows devices need to be online for at least eight hours to get the latest updates and have them correctly installed after they’re released through Windows Update.

🌍 Coronavirus SMS scam offers home PCR testing devices — don’t fall for it!

A Naked Security reader in the UK alerted us to a scam they received this afternoon in a text message.

The message claimed to come from the NHS, Britain’s National Health Service, which administers coronavirus vaccinations and provides free testing throughout the country.

My Favorites

📝 Article — Exploring AI for Cancer Diagnosis — Computational tool detects clinically relevant mutations from tumor images. This article talks about how deep learning programs detect the presence of molecular genetic alterations, and the approach to take in order to accelerate this type of technique and make them available to the large public.

📚 🤔 Book Currently Reading

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated.

When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.

Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’”

When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

📚 🤩 Books I Recommend Reading

Think Like A Rocket Scientist — by Ozan Varol

A former rocket scientist reveals the habits, ideas, and strategies that will empower you to turn the seemingly impossible into the possible.

Rocket science is often celebrated as the ultimate triumph of technology. But it’s not. Rather, it’s the apex of a certain thought process — a way to imagine the unimaginable and solve the unsolvable. It’s the same thought process that enabled Neil Armstrong to take his giant leap for mankind, that allows spacecraft to travel millions of miles through outer space and land on a precise spot, and that brings us closer to colonizing other planets.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to think like one.

In this accessible and practical book, Ozan Varol reveals nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and life — whether it’s landing your dream job, accelerating your business, learning a new skill, or creating the next breakthrough product. Today, thinking like a rocket scientist is a necessity. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our lives. Those who can tackle these problems — without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking — enjoy an extraordinary advantage.

Think Like a Rocket Scientist will inspire you to take your own moonshot and enable you to achieve liftoff.

🎙 Podcast — Check out the latest episode of the “Hacking Your Health” Podcast about “Personal Trainers — The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”. In this episode, Dave questions Ben on his thoughts on what it takes to be a great coach.

💻 Tech — Intel benchmarks say Apple’s M1 isn’t faster — From my personal experience, M1 computers are incomparable in real life from a user perspective, or more precisely from an InfoSec Professional point of view. M1s are fast and energy-efficient, but for sure don’t really ace all the areas, especially AI and Gaming. This article summarizes a comparison of Intel CPUs vs. M1 chips in a variety of areas, and the results are surprising.

🎥 Watch — Are you suffering from Gerascophobia? or let me rephrase it: Do you have an abnormal or incessant fear of growing older or aging? The “100 Humans Life’s Question” show on Netflix is really interesting, and highlights various facts about us, “Humans” but I’ve found the comparison of the different stages of life fascinating.

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