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Infosec Decoded Season 3 #80: Amazon Satellites

With @sambowne@infosec.exchange

Tue, Oct 10, 2023

Sam Bowne

As false war information spreads on X, Musk promotes unvetted accounts (no paywall)
As false information about the rapidly changing war between Gaza Strip militants and Israel proliferated on the social media platform X over the weekend, owner Elon Musk personally recommended that users follow accounts notorious for promoting lies. Researchers have said that X has gotten much less reliable since Musk took control nearly a year ago. He ended the practice of awarding “verified” checks to established media accounts, stopped labeling some accounts as government-affiliated and began sending money to accounts drawing heavy engagement, rewarding views instead of accuracy.

Risky Biz News: Human-operated ransomware attacks double in a year
Of the 78% of IoT devices with known vulnerabilities on customer networks, 46% cannot be patched.
Attacks targeting open-source software have grown on average 742% since 2019.

Independently Confirming Amnesty Security Lab’s finding of Predator targeting of U.S. & other elected officials on Twitter/X

Kaitlyn Handelman

Amazon takes on Starlink with satellite internet launch

RISC-V chip technology emerges as new US-China battleground

Kroger has an intrusive plan to stop theft (Walmart and Target might follow)