PewDiePie, DOOM Roomba, and 9/11 – Paul’s Security Weekly #588
January 5, 2019
Hijacking smart TV's to promote PewDiePie, hackers attempt to sell stolen 9/11 documents, turning your house into a DOOM level with a Roomba, and hopefully you're over that New Year's hangover, because there'san Adobe PDF app patch to install!
The Worst Hacks of 2018 - Uhm, dear Wired, you made an error in the title. These are the "best" hacks of 2018, or maybe even "the most successful" hacks of 2018. I was really hoping for a list of hacks that totally failed, hard. That would be an article I would actually read, rather than this regurgitated crap.
Apple Keeps Malware Info from Antivirus Firms: Researcher - Patrick Wardle, about whose discoveries we've written many times on Tom's Guide, last month analyzed a new strain of Mac malware called Windshift. He noticed that Apple had revoked the digital certificate that let the malware install on Macs. That's good. But when Wardle checked VirusTotal, an online repository of known malware, only two of some 60-odd antivirus malware-detection engines could spot Windshift.
Hackers Hijack Smart TVs to Promote PewDiePie - According to a website for the latest campaign, the duo targeted a router setting called Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), which is used to help smart devices easily connect to other devices on a private network – however, the feature can also publicly expose the devices’ internet ports if configured that way. Also, do not expose the ADB service to the Internet. This is happening exactly as I predicted years ago, you now have pop-ups on your TV.
Hackers Attempt to Sell Stolen 9/11 Documents - The demands are EPIC, they are going after all parties involved, exposing information with a series of decryption keys. But, is the information really worth protecting? We may never know, or will we?
Turn Your House into a DOOM Level with a Roomba - I LOVE this: The DOOMba, created by game engineer and programmer Rich Whitehouse, is designed to turn the sensors on one of the newer Roomba models, the Roomba 980, into real-life map-making tools that can inject some demon-slaying into your home.. Also, a great way to create a map of a place that you are going to rob, stealing is wrong kids, but a cool idea.