This situation is yet another example of why patch and update management is such a vital component of every enterprise and individual user. Please take the time to verify your Apple iOS devices and update your firmware accordingly.
The saga surrounding the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities continues. New potential variants have been discovered and should be yet another motivator to update and patch accordingly.
This article explains many of the pros and cons of biometrics in terms of replacing passwords and the fact that everyone still needs to have a strong password management strategy. Biometric controls are a good addition to credentials management, but it is not a single definitive solution to all sign-on needs.
During the month of October, please take this opportunity to consciously talk about and promote cyber security awareness. Regardless of the strong advancements in tools and technical controls, end user awareness is and will remain the first line of defense against compromise.
This is a very thorough and scathing attack by the EFF against Microsoft and their aggressive rollout of Windows 10.
I must admit that I am crying a bit on the inside while I write this post. The Cryptographers Panel at RSA is always the highlight of the conference in my opinion and I am always hate missing it. That said, I am thrilled there is a recap of their discussion concerning the FBI – Apple debate. Enjoy!
This is a great article detailing the nature of the telemetry Microsoft is collecting in Windows 10 via version. It is well worth a read if you are still battling through what you should and should not allow to transmit to Redmond.
If you have active Linux deployments, please review this article and patch accordingly.