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Security Weekly News Episode 17 - 2020-03-10

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Security Weekly News Episode 17


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This week, Microsoft starts disabling authentication, New ransomware called PwndLocker is out and about, and a secret-sharing app called Whisper is "the safest place on the internet. James Adams from Core Security, a Help Systems Company joins us today talking about "How to think and act like a hacker."

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Microsoft dumps legacy protocols, Whisper leaks all your secrets and ranks predators, malware developers unimpressed with Chrome 80, and James Adams from Core Security.

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  1. Microsoft disabled their legacy protocols across the company...
  2. RSA talk about shifting security to the left in the DEVOPS process.
  3. The promise of FIDO is back in the news for getting rid of passwords.
  4. FIDO Alliance website.
  5. Smishing is a new backdoor to corporate networks.
  6. PwnedLocker is a new shellcode ransomware.
  7. Ransomware goes after low-end targets.
  8. Whisper leaves the door open to users' secrets.
  9. Estonian crypto exchange, Crex24 covering up thefts?
  10. Google Chrome 80 new crypto fails to impress malware distributers.
  11. Music for handwashing in times of plague by Darkthrone.