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Infosec Decoded Season 4 #10: Bad Ivanti

With Doug Spindler and @sambowne@infosec.exchange

Fri, Feb 2, 2024

Doug Spindler

I received my Apple Performance lawsuit check AND Apple device replacement lawsuits About $200.

Maldonado v Apple., Inc., et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-04067-WHO

Customers who were buying an AppleCare+/AppleCare Protection Plan Apple were told they would received new replacement devices. Instead Apple gave customers remanufactured /refurbished devices which where not “equivalent to new in performance and reliability” and thus was a breach of contract by Apple.

eBay fined $3M and 7 former eBay executives are headed to prison for harassing a couple who posted a negative review about eBay.

17 year old finally caught after 2 years of swatting.

Conservative talk show hosts are outraged over car makers eliminating AM radios. Car makers can’t shield EV’s against RFI. US spent billions on AM for CD, EBS and road conditions.

Bill to prevent NSA from legally buying data from from data brokers is before law makers. It is more than likely to fail.

Metadata is now just as valuable as the actual data if not more valuable. No warrants are needed to obtain meta data.

Tech Layoffs 25,0000 this month by the most profitable tech companies. by the Magnificent 7 Tech companies. Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft, TikTok, Salesforce. Google layoffs.fyi herding effect to boost stock prices. Covid related? Nope More layoffs than before COVID.

Apple and Microsoft are now worth $3T

Elon Musk's Neuralink - Implanted first chip in human brain is now being tested. A person can operate a computer/smartphone by thinking. China is competing and opened a 60 person lab. They are working on a solution which fits in your ear.

Elon is seeking looking for people with paralysis, deafness or vision loss to participate in studies and testing.

Sam Bowne

OpenAI says mysterious chat histories resulted from account takeover
Microsoft LASERs away LLM inaccuracies / Microsoft’s LASER method seems counterintuitive, but it makes models trained on large amounts of data smaller and more accurate.
Happy ending after dev uses AI to ‘date’ 5,239 women
Open source LLM specializes in writing Python

Ars Technica used in malware campaign with never-before-seen obfuscation

A Startup Allegedly ‘Hacked the World.’ Then Came the Censorship—and Now the Backlash

CISA orders federal agencies to disconnect Ivanti VPN appliances by Saturday

Russian spies impersonating Western researchers in ongoing hacking campaign

Citibank sued over failure to defend customers against hacks, fraud

Owning a Bitcoin ATM