Last week, Twitter was massively hacked – apparently just to launch a Bitcoin scam (though that story is still developing). Famous people’s accounts were taken over, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and several popular brand name accounts. (President Trump’s account was not taken over due to enhanced security measures.) But beyond the details of the hack, we need to look at the bigger picture and what this hack should be telling us about these totally unregulated social media giants with zero accountability. We’ll dig into that in today’s show.
In other news: account credential dumps have significantly increased on the dark web, including over 140 million MGM Resort creds; Windows 10 suffers another maddening bug, but there’s a workaround; Signal has stirred up a lot of controversy with a recent change; a massive wifi router study revealed widespread security problems; and I’ll go over some of the cool new privacy features coming in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur.
- Windows 10 “No Internet Connection” workaround: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-fix-windows-10s-latest-no-internet-connection-bu-1844458254
- Fraunhofer Institute router security report: https://github.com/fkie-cad/embedded-evaluation-corpus/blob/master/2020/FKIE-HRS-2020.md