Cybersecurity And Much More Newsletter — Week 05 (2022)

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What’s Happening

🚨 Log4j Vulnerabilities isn’t going away anytime soon.

According to CISA, Log4J vulnerabilities are one of the most serious seen in the industry, and new zero-days are still being discovered. Link

🚨 5,890.277 accounts breached are now available on HIBP

In September 2020, the hotel management & booking platform RedDoorz suffered a data breach that exposed over 5.8M user accounts. Link The breached data included names, email addresses, phone numbers, genders, dates of birth, and passwords stored as bcrypt hashes. The data was provided to HIBP by a source who requested it be attributed to “ white_peacock@riseup.net”. Link

🌍 A worrying Etsy listing reveals the stalking potential of Apple’s AirTags.

AirTags are small and can be hidden in a bag, a vehicle, or anything else you might carry with you. There have been stories of people finding AirTags in their bags, various places on the exterior of their cars, hidden inside the frame of their bicycles, and more. Keep in mind, these are all folks who don’t actually own the AirTag in question! Link

📰 FBI shares Lockbit ransomware technical details, defense tips.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released technical details and indicators of compromise associated with Lockbit ransomware attacks in a new flash alert published this Friday. Link

👾 DeadBolt ransomware exploits a bug patched in December.

Taiwan-based network-attached storage (NAS) maker QNAP urges customers to enable firmware auto-updating on their devices to defend against active attacks. Link

👾 Swissport ransomware attack delays flights disrupt operations.

Aviation services company Swissport International has disclosed a ransomware attack that has impacted its IT infrastructure and services, causing flights to suffer delays. Link

My Favorites

📝 Articles to Explore

☢️ Food Ionization — Yes, we are eating radioactive food.

Scary, isn’t it? Food Ionization is the process of exposing food to electromagnetic radiation to eliminate microorganisms and insects. Irradiation does not make foods radioactive, compromise nutritional quality, or noticeably change the taste, texture, or appearance of food. But is it safe? This is what the FDA is saying.

📚 🤔 Book Currently Reading

Genetically Modified and Irradiated Food — Jun Nishihira MD, PhD

📚 🤩 Books I Recommend Reading

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

What Color is your parachute? by Richard N. Bolles

  • In today’s challenging job market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever.
  • This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today’s job market, revealing surprising advice on what works and what doesn’t-so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.

🎙 Podcast — Check out the latest episode of Darknet Diaries EP 109.

TeaMp0isoN was a hacking group that was founded by TriCk and MLT (twitter.com/0dayWizard ). They were responsible for some high-profile hacks. But in this story, it’s not the rise that’s most interesting. It’s the fall. Link

💻 Tech — ‘Quantum friction’ slows water flow through carbon nanotubes

For 15 years, scientists have been baffled by the mysterious way water flows through the tiny passages of carbon nanotubes-pipes with walls that can be just one atom thick. The streams have confounded all theories of fluid dynamics; paradoxically, fluid passes more easily through narrower nanotubes, and in all nanotubes, it moves with almost no friction. What friction there is has also defied explanation. Link

🎥 Videos — 10-Year Cancer Remission Thanks to T Cell Therapy.

Our immune system generally does a good job at keeping us alive by fighting off foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. But sometimes, it’s your own body that’s an invader in the form of cancer cells, which are experts at evading the immune system. However, there may be a way to train those cells to fight against specific enemies, like leukemia. Link

Quote of the Week

☑️ DONE is BETTER than PERFECT.

Stop seeking perfection, it’s your enemy, an enemy that will drag you down into procrastination and slow you down or even block you from achieving your goals and never getting the important things done.

If you’re interested in starting a career in Cybersecurity, watch this one, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment if there are any topics you’re interested in seeing on my next videos.

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