Keep your banking computer separate

Show Notes

UPDATE to last week's Headlines:
  • FireEye discovered a new "sophisticated second-stage backdoor"(SunShuttle) on the servers of an organization compromised by the threat actors behind the SolarWinds supply-chain attack.
  • If you're keeping track – 1.SunSpot (Orion backddor) 2. Sunburst (second Orion backdoor), 3.Teardrop (memory-dropper for Cobalt Strike beacon installs) 4. RainDrop (TearDrop alternative if it didn't work) 5. SuperNova (delivered through Orion trojan)

This Week's Security Tip:
If you do online banking, NEVER access your online account with a PC or device that you use to log in to social media sites or free e-mail accounts (like Hotmail) or to surf the web. Since these are all highly hackable, keeping one PC dedicated to online banking reduces your chances of getting a bank-account-hacking virus. Of course, that PC should have antivirus installed, be behind a well-maintained and well-monitored firewall, have a strong password and be monitored for suspicious activity.

Today's Headlines:
  • QNAP devices are being hacked to mine cryptocurrency - 4,297,426 potentially vulnerable QNAP NAS devices online.  Need to be patched with firmware after August 2020
  • Microsoft Exchange (2013, 16, and 19) servers patch 4 zero-days, at least 4 state-sponsored hacking groups now exploiting published un-patched machines.  30,000 confirmed US exploits (100's of thousands worldwide), including hospitals, banks, telecoms, utilities, police.

Next Week's Teaser: It’s tempting to do this and think it’s ok...

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People do the dumbest things! (Myself included) And then get so upset when it blows up in their face. We're here to break down the stupid, the irresponsible, the reckless, and the absurd where technology is concerned. As an added bonus, we'll see if we can't learn something in the process.