Wednesday, October 27, 2021

This AI predicts how old children are. Can it keep them safe?

Yoti’s tech may be enticing for Big Tech companies: It works out if you’re under or over 13, the age most social media platforms require to create an account.

Dark Web Drug Busts Lead to 150 Arrests

Operation Dark HunTor spanned eight countries—and put the focus on sellers more than marketplaces.

The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

It won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but a virtual private network can help make you a less tempting target for hackers.

11 Security Settings You Should Know About in Windows 11

Microsoft has rolled out its most secure operating system yet. Here's how to make the most of it.

International Operation Knocks Notorious REvil Group Offline

Plus: Data theft in Argentina, a Sinclair Broadcast Group hack, and more of the week’s top security news.

New Sex Toy Standards Let Some Sensitive Details Slide

The industry now has official guidance on design, materials, and more, but not security and privacy best practices.

How Hackers Hijacked Thousands of YouTube Accounts

Google has shed light on a spate of attacks that turned creator channels into cryptocurrency scam livestreams.

How to Switch From Google Authenticator to Another 2FA App

Yes, you can choose another two-factor authentication app without getting locked out of your accounts.

Hackers Keep Targeting the US Water Supply

Plus: The biggest Twitch hack, an iOS zero day, and more of the week's top security news.

Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Over a Security Flaw

The governor warned that he would take legal action against a journalist who identified a vulnerability that exposed teachers' Social Security numbers.

A Telegram Bot Told Iranian Hackers When They Got a Hit

APT35 may not be the most dangerous group out there, but they've got a new phishing trick.

Telegram Is Becoming a Cesspool of Anti-Semitic Content

A new report shows that channels devoted to anti-Jewish conspiracy theories are growing at an alarming rate. Why won’t the platform take action?
The Register

China Telecom booted out of USA as Feds worry it could disrupt or spy on local networks

FCC urges more action against Huawei and DJI, too The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has terminated China Telecom's authority to provide communications services in the USA.…
SecurityWeek

150 People Arrested in US-Europe Darknet Drug Probe

Law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe have arrested 150 people and seized more than $31 million in an international drug trafficking investigation stemming from sales on the darknet, the Justice Department said Tuesday. read more

Free Tool Helps Security Teams Measure Their API Attack Surface

Data Theorem's free API Attack Surface Calculator helps security teams understand potential API exposures.

SquirrelWaffle Loader Malspams, Packing Qakbot, Cobalt Strike

Say hello to what could be the next big spam player: SquirrelWaffle, which is spreading with increasing frequency via spam campaigns and infecting systems with a new malware loader.

North Korea's Lazarus Group Turns to Supply Chain Attacks

State-backed group is among a growing number of threat actors looking at supply chain companies as an entry point into enterprise networks.