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World Cup device hacking dangers, Apple malware, and VPNFilter updates

World Cup device hacking dangers, Apple malware, and VPNFilter updates - Weekly Security Mashup

Taylor Armerding, Synopsys Software Integrity Group senior strategist, gives you the scoop on application security and insecurity in this week’s Security Mashup episode.

What’s in this week’s Security Mashup episode, you ask?

The FIFA World Cup overfloweth—with hackers, forgeries take a bite out of Apple security, and routing us to “Hackerville” (a VPNFilter update). Watch this episode here:

Exclusive: U.S. counterspy warns World Cup travelers’ devices could be hacked

via Reuters staff, Reuters—The FIFA World Cup – the European football (yes, Americans still insist on calling it soccer) – tournament started this week. The huge number of people (5 million in-person) and the new infrastructure make devices ripe for the hacking. Learn what experts are expecting for World Cup device hacking.

Bugs Allowed Hackers to Make Malware Look Like Apple Software

via Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, staff writer, Motherboard—Amid all the coverage of Apple’s decision to remove its USB access feature – something that displeases both hackers and law enforcement – you might have missed another one on forging Apple’s digital signature. Find out what you need to know about this “Apple malware.”

FBI’s router reboot call reminds us why to check for updates

via Seth Rosenblatt, editor, The Parallax—We talked about VPNFilter malware last month. And, as it turns out the list of affected routers is rapidly growing. What do you need to know about the latest VPNFilter updates?

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