01. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has ditched Google for privacy-focused DuckDuckGo. 02. The Trump administration considered banning Huawei from the US financial system earlier this year as part of a host of policy options to thwart the blacklisted telecoms equipment giant. 03. The Python security team has removed two trojanized Python libraries from PyPI (Python Package Index) that were caught stealing SSH and GPG keys from the projects of infected developers.
Link: The Week in Cyber Security News, Dec 2
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WireGuard has now been committed to the mainline Linux kernel. “While there are still tests to be made and hoops to be jumped through, it should be released in the next major Linux kernel release, 5.in the first or second quarter of 2020,” reports ZDNet. From the report: WireGuard has been in development for some time.
Link: WireGuard VPN Is On Its Way To Linux
The authors of the Snatch ransomware are using a never-before-seen trick to bypass antivirus software and encrypt victims’ files without being detected. The trick relies on rebooting an infected computer into Safe Mode, and running the ransomware’s file encryption process from there. The reason for this step is that most antivirus software does not start in Windows Safe Mode, a Windows state meant for debugging and recovering a corrupt operating system.
Link: Snatch ransomware reboots PCs in Windows Safe Mode to bypass antivirus apps
Underestimating the security changes that need to accompany a shift to the cloud could be fatal to a business. Here’s why. The cloud has changed a lot about the way we conduct business, but one of the most significant shifts has been in the realm of cybersecurity. The expansion of workloads running in the cloud has driven an uptick in security attacks focusing on cloud technologies.
Link: Navigating Security in the Cloud
Apple is suing the former chief architect of its iPhone and iPad microprocessors, who in February quit to co-found a data-center chip design biz. In a complaint filed in the Santa Clara Superior Court, in California, USA, and seen by The Register, the Cupertino goliath claims Gerard Williams, CEO of semiconductor upstart Nuvia, broke his Apple employment agreement while setting up his new enterprise.
Link: Apple sues iPhone CPU design ace after he quits to run data-center chip upstart Nuvia