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Privacy concerns, election campaign worries, and phish-y meeting invites

On this week’s Symantec Cyber Security Brief, Dick O’Brien is joined by Brigid O’Gorman and Candid Wueest to discuss some of the big cyber security stories of the last week. This week, Ubiquiti customers are annoyed after a firmware update led to their routers sending information back to Ubiquiti HQ without their consent, a “sophisticated” attack on the UK Labour Party’s digital platforms causes consternation in the middle of an election campaign – but was it really that serious? Also, a (complicated) way to gain access to people’s Wi-Fi networks via Amazon’s Ring doorbell, a new ruling in the U.S. on whether or not border police are entitled to search your electronic devices when you’re entering the country, and beware of suspicious meeting invites.

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Lasers, Bluekeep, and BEC scammers continue to cash in

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Dick O’Brien is joined by Candid Wueest and Brigid O’Gorman to discuss the biggest cyber security news stories of the week. On this episode, we chat about how lasers could be used to hack your voice-controlled devices – including your phone, the Bluekeep attacks that have been spotted in the wild, and the ongoing repercussions surrounding the WhatsApp zero-day that was discovered in May. Also, BEC scammers cash in, the QSnatch malware hits thousands of NAS devices, and a new vulnerability in Microsoft Office for Mac.

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Fancy Bear attack campaign, ransomware hits Johannesburg again, and malware hijacks Discord client

In this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Dick O’Brien is joined by Candid Wueest and Brigid O’Gorman to discuss the biggest infosec stories of the week. This week we discuss Fancy Bear’s campaign against at least 16 anti-doping and sporting organizations, yet another ransomware attack on Johannesburg, and the malware that was turning the Discord client into an info-stealing backdoor. Also this week, the security researcher who discovered they could hack other people’s pet feeders, and the man who still has access to the connected car he rented – and returned – several months ago.

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A second supply chain attack attempt against CCleaner, voice-controlled home assistants spying on owners, and dodgy mobile biometric authentication

In this week's Cyber Security Brief, Dick O'Brien and Candid Wueest discuss some of the biggest cyber security stories of the past week. Topics this week include a second supply chain attack attempt aimed at compromising CCleaner, how Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices can be used to spy on their owners using malicious third-party applications, problems for Samsung and Google arising from issues with biometric authentication on their mobile devices, and how a Chinese cyber-espionage group has been targeting SQL servers.

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An iTunes and iCloud zero-day, ATM malware, and the Sudo vulnerability

In this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Dick O’Brien is joined by Candid Wueest and Brigid O’Gorman to discuss the biggest cyber security stories of the week. In the mix this week, a zero-day in the Windows version of iTunes and iCloud, ATM malware, the Sudo vulnerability, and how it has been proved that you can insert spy chips into firewalls. Also, the stalker in Japan who used reflections in photos to track down his victim, and finally, the price paid for people’s private information on the deep and dark web.

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