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Infosec Decoded Season 4 #11: Scams

With Doug Spindler and @sambowne@infosec.exchange

Tue, Feb 6, 2024

Doug Spindler

Third largest bank in the world China's ICBC, was hit with a ransomware attack which would have compromised all of the computers on the bank's network HAD they had upgraded.

HP is pushing over-the-air firmware updates to its printers, bricking them. If you cancel your HP ink subscription or use non-HP ink cartridges HP immediately send a security updates to "protect" your printer cartridge from a virus attack . There is no known virus attack against ink printer cartridges. Once HP began bricking ink printer cartridges doing they increased prices. There is now a class action lawsuit against HP.

GMAIL is is about to require SPF, DKIM and DMARC

Update to last week's Microsoft's security breach

Sam Bowne

Pluralistic: How I got scammed
Super skimmers: The new way criminals are hacking your account, even if you don’t swipe your card
Trader Joe's shoppers are warned of new crime trend as cops tell customers to 'stay vigilant'

We know nations are going after critical systems, but what happens when crims join in?

To fight bone loss, FDA approves vibration belt shown to help post-menopausal women

DEF CON 32 Was Canceled. We Un-Canceled it.