Infosec Decoded Season 2 #43: Mutant Rage Monsters

with @djhardb, @infosecirvin, @KaitlynGuru, @sambowne, and Alan Wennersten.

May 31, 2022

A discussion with Elizabeth Biddlecome, Sam Bowne, Kaitlyn Handelman, Irvin Lemus, and Alan Wennersten.

Kaitlyn Handelman @KaitlynGuru

Hacker accesses a Verizon employee database and tries to ransom the data for $250,000

New York state officials are giving companion robots to more than 800 senior citizens to help combat loneliness

Gene-editing experiment turns fluffy hamsters into ‘aggressive’ mutant rage monsters

Sam Bowne @sambowne

Follina — a Microsoft Office code execution vulnerability
Microsoft reveals workaround for Office zero-day vulnerability that can be used to launch malicious PowerShell commands

China President Warned Biden Democracy Is Dying: 'You Don't Have the Time'
Chinese People's satisfication and trust in the Communist Party of China has been on the rise, survey shows
How Xi Jinping is damaging China’s economy

China GDP

Glenn Greenwald & Matt Taibbi discuss the new political divide, moderated by David Sacks
Chromebooks will now tell you when you’re using the wrong USB-C cable

Elizabeth Biddlecome @djhardb

Low-Cost Gel Harvests Drinking Water From Dry Desert Air

AI-engineered enzyme eats entire plastic containers

Australian digital driving licenses can be defaced in minutes

Alan Wennersten

Omnipotent BMCs from Quanta remain vulnerable to critical Pantsdown threat

Long COVID after breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infection

Lotus 1-2-3 For Linux