With the shadowbrokers release of NSA tools last month came something very scary for most Windows users. A file named Eternalblue was included, which was a remote SMBv2 exploit (CVE-2017-0143) that could be used for RCE. This exploit has been used in the now infamous “WannaCry” ransomware that has been sweeping the globe in a massive cyber attack.
On May 12, a security researcher by the name of ‘MalwareTech’ found a unregistered domain within the code, that happened to be its killswitch. With the shutdown of WannaCry many were excited, but it hasn’t ended yet. A new version has been seen spreading around even after friday.
This new version of WannaCry is the same as its predecessor but without a kill switch this time. A patch was put in a update released by microsoft on sunday. But in order to be even more secure from this fast spreading malware you can try disabling SMB! So far WannaCry has gained 200,000 victims in a minimum of 150 countries, we will definitely keep watching this as it continues to spread and keep giving away security tips.
James Comey lands in Queensland for five nation top secret services spying consortium in Australia. CIA Director Mike Pompeo may have been seen as well. The meeting between the five nation including the Aussies, New Zealand, Us and the Brits yearly hook up for the Five Eyes international spy alliance.
Eyes In The Walls
One of the topics that will probably be discussed is the wikileaked docs on the nation state spyware that the five eyes group more than likely were involved in producing.
Damage Report Scotty
The group will now have to contend with black hat hackers using nation state spy ware to spy back on the very group that invented it.
A fly on the wall.
Wouldn’t you like to be one on that wall Coders?
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The streets of DC were littered with trash yesterday following a rally/ protest for science.
The witty signs handpainted on poster board showing support for scientist in the fight on global warming lay scattered on the battlefield. The mess of the “trashy” protesters will soon be gone but the fight continues across the political divide. Bill Nye lead the protestors with the battlecry, believe in science give us money. Reporting left leaning media outlets touted the velocity of global warming which is the focal point on the earth day movement to save the planet. The right posted pics of “Trashy” protesters “trash on the streets.
How can I say this in 200 words?
We can protest, we can recycle our trash, we can and should be vocal in our effort to clean up the mess of evolving as a species humans have made on this beautiful world. We have over populated, over indulged in our resources and over rated our science. We have also over trusted our politicians to “save” it all in our names.
What you should do.
Our race to save our planet is a race with many contestants and many, many finish lines. What is a win for one could spell the destruction of others. Bill Nye is a pseudo science guy so am I, trust no one listen to many.. The proponents of both sides of the global warming issue cannot be trusted to report factually the data and analysis they produce. A “great” scientist once stated “Once scientific fact is politicized it becomes skewed and can not be trusted to be accurate ( Richard Feynman ).
The Good News
We will evolve
The Bad News
Maybe not fast enough
Do your part by becoming your own researcher, it can’t hurt. I will post as many sides of the issue as I can to help us all not be duped by anyone, soooo stay tuned and
watch your six earthling
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A law suit has been filed against the tech giant Bose alleging the headphone they make are virtual “spy machines”.
Kyle Zak filed the complaint in federal court in Chicago on Tuesday night. At the center of the lawsuit is Bose’s Connect app, which is marketed as an optional companion to a handful of the headphone maker’s newer headphones and speakers, including its acclaimed QuietComfort 35 noise-cancelling headphones.
Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC, which specializes in cases involving technology and consumer privacy, claim the Connect app also “intercepted and collected all available Media Information” from Zak’s smartphone, every time it was opened, after Zak paired the app with his pair of QuietComfort 35s.
The Bose user agreement is vague the lawsuit alleges and while it states in collects and share data with third parties it specifically states it does not build profiles. Profiles like if you were a muslim and listened to call to prayer recordings you could be pigeon holed as a muslim.
We will follow the developments in this case but we suspect that many, many other companies are doing the same. Al in the name of big dtat collection going on all around us everyday.
Also in the news today is Facebook announces mind typing…..project
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Worried about the government, NSA, or Vault 7 leaks affecting your Windows Phone? Here’s how to tighten your security to prevent unauthorized access of your phone! ( This works with Windows Phone, Android and iPhone )
Okay, let’s be honest here…people have accused “big brother” of spying on us long before Edward Snowden or Vault 7 but people don’t really pay attention to these accusations until something major happens. Don’t be afraid of people spying or having access to your device because big brother only has access to what you allow and give to him/them.
The first thing people think of when someone mentions big brother is, “Recorded Phone Calls” or them “Listening/watching you without permission”. Let’s make this clear, they government does have access to your call logs, messages, voicemails and maybe a couple conversations based on who you’re talking to and what it’s about ( They usually tap your phone when you’re being a criminal ). Phone companies are obligated to hand over customer records for warranted investigations or undercover operations such as stings and or bust’s but that doesn’t mean we can’t control what they see and hear as far as apps and services.
On your Windows Phone ( and android ) you should have privacy options in your settings. These privacy options let you control what apps and services have access to your camera, microphone, calendar and just about everything else. What makes this so important is that fact that hackers and bad guys can take advantage of microphone and camera privileges based on the permissions that you’ve given their app(s) and this is no good. In your privacy settings you want to disable all access to your microphones and other things from apps that don’t need them. Apps that don’t require active internet connections shouldn’t have access to the internet, your calendar or anything else that it doesn’t utilize to enhance the users experience.
Eliminating access to these things prevent hackers and yes, even big brother from using known exploits and zero days to use certain permissions on your device. If you want to stay safe and secure please remember that privacy is a big part of your safety and security. With that being said you should also know that Windows Phones are the SAFEST mobile operating systems available but just because that’s true doesn’t mean you should be careless.