September 17, 2021

Never a dull moment! Most important stuff this week is talking about next week, namely because Scott Helme and I will be dong a live stream together for the 5th anniversary of my weekly update vids. We’d love questions and topics in advance or just drop in on

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Chipmaker AMD has addressed a vulnerability in PSP driver, tracked as CVE-2021-26333, that could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from the targeted system. Chipmaker AMD has addressed a medium severity issue in Platform Security Processor (PSP) chipset driver, tracked as CVE-2021-26333, that could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from the targeted system. […]

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The Mirai botnet starts exploiting the recently disclosed OMIGOD vulnerability to compromise vulnerable systems exposed online. Threat actors behind a Mirai botnet starts exploiting a critical Azure OMIGOD vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-38647, a few days after Microsoft disclosed them. Recently released September 2021 Patch Tuesday security updates have addressed four severe vulnerabilities, collectively tracked as OMIGOD, in the Open Management […]

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A spokesman for the authority running Germany’s September 26 general election confirmed that hackers briefly disrupted its website last month. Threat actors last month hit the website of the authority running Germany’s September 26 general election, reported AFP. According to a spokesman for the organization, the attack took place at the end of August and […]

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This episode reports on Microsoft extending passwordless access for home users, a report on open source code vulnerabilities and how a company was hit by a years-long attack

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A new malware written in Golang programming language, tracked as Capoae, is targeting WordPress installs and Linux systems. Akamai researchers spotted a new strain of malware written in Golang programming language, dubbed Capoae, that was involved in attacks aimed at WordPress installs and Linux systems.  The malware spread through attacks exploiting known vulnerabilities (i.e. CVE-2020-14882 […]

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Lawmakers call on Facebook to drop the “Instagram for Kids” plan, thousands protest El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and Uber Canada helps voters get to the polls this election. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, September 17, and I’m your host, Tom Li. […]

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Security researchers spotted a new malware that uses Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to evade detection in attacks against Windows machines. Security researchers from Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs have discovered several malicious Linux binaries developed to target the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running Linux […]

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