Risky Business #746 – Microsoft takes your security seriously*

PLUS: Governments vs Tech, FIGHT!
01 May 2024 » Risky Business

On this week’s show Patrick and Adam discuss the week’s security news, including:

  • Microsoft reassures* us that they take security very seriously*
  • Cisco ASA firewalls get sneakily backdoored, but no one’s quite sure how
  • Change Healthcare was 1FA Citrix all along
  • The FTC, FCC and other government sticks get waved at tech
  • Lizard Squad Finn who hacked the Vastaamo therapy chain gets sentenced
  • And much, much more.

This week’s sponsor is Zero Networks, who make a network micro-segmentation product that is actually usable. Zero Networks CEO Benny Lakunishok joins us to talk through why firewalling everything everywhere is finally workable.

* You’ll forgive us for being… a tad sceptical.

Show notes

'ArcaneDoor' Cyberspies Hacked Cisco Firewalls to Access Government Networks | WIRED
Change Healthcare hackers broke in using stolen credentials — and no MFA, says UHG CEO | TechCrunch
Microsoft CEO says security is its No. 1 priority | Cybersecurity Dive
TrustedSec | Full Disclosure: A Look at a Recently Patched Microsoft…
Vintage Microsoft flaw resurfaces, threat actors attack with golden GooseEgg | Cybersecurity Dive
FTC commercial surveillance rules could arrive within months, sources say
FCC takes $200 million bite out of wireless carriers for sharing location data | CyberScoop
Know-your-customer executive order facing stiff opposition from cloud industry
Tech companies must help the fight aganst extremists using encryption: ASIO boss
Josh Taylor on X: "Yess, excellent question from @Paul_Karp on why AFP et al aren't using the powers they already have. They say one technical assistance or capability notice has recently been issued. https://t.co/pEXrvjK5Q4" / X
(720) IN FULL: ASIO and AFP respond to X chairman Elon Musk, issues social media warnings | ABC News - YouTube
China-linked PlugX malware infections found in more than 170 countries
Belarus secret service website still down after hackers claim to breach it
Man Who Mass-Extorted Psychotherapy Patients Gets Six Years – Krebs on Security
Sweden's liquor shelves to run empty this week due to ransomware attack
Congress picked a direct fight with ByteDance and TikTok. The privacy implications are less clear.
Telegram blocks, then unblocks, chatbots used by Ukraine’s intelligence services
Elon Musk’s X takeover crushed Twitter’s profit to just $4804 in Australia
Australian court orders Elon Musk’s X to hide Sydney church stabbing posts from users globally | Australia news | The Guardian
After the Christchurch attacks, Twitter made a deal with Jacinda Ardern over violent content. Elon Musk changed everything - ABC News
World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China in the Race for the Twenty-First Century - Kindle edition by Alperovitch, Dmitri, Graff, Garrett M.. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.