Bitcoin, Salon, Oxford Comma Dispute, and Amazon – Application Security Weekly #6

In the news, Lenovo warns of critical Wifi vulnerability, Russian nuclear scientists arrest for Bitcoin mining plot, remote workers are outperforming office workers, & more on this episode of Application Security Weekly!

News

Bugs, Breaches, and More!

1.) Mac Privacy: Sandboxed Mac apps can record your screen at any time without you knowing

2.) Lenovo Warns of Critical Wifi Vulnerability Impacting Dozens of Thinkpad Models

3.) You can resurrect any deleted GitHub account name. And this is why we have trust issues

If you build it, they will come

1.) UK government websites were caught cryptomining. But it could have been a lot worse

2.) The harmful drive-by currency mining scourge shows no signs of abating

3.) Salon will use readers’ CPUs to mine Monero

4.) Now that’s taking the p… Sewage plant ‘hacked’ to craft crypto-coins

5.) Russian nuclear scientists arrested for ‘Bitcoin mining plot’

6.) Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm

7.) (WARNING: Autoplay Video/Audio) Unilever (2nd biggest advertiser int he world) to Facebook and Google: Clean up ‘swamp’ or we’ll pull ads

8.) (WARNING: Autoplay Video/Audio) After dismissing security flaw, Amazon patches Key smart lock anyway

Food for Thought

1.) Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers–Here’s Why

2.) ‘Collaboration’ Creates Mediocrity, Not Excellence, According to Science

3.) Oxford Comma Dispute Is Settled as Maine Drivers Get $5 Million

4.) Tech salaries in Austin, Texas are effectively $66,000 higher than in NYC thanks to the cost of living

5.) Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts

Full Show Notes

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