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The Flaw that Affects Us All

Aug 12, 2019

Happy Monday! Early next month our CEO, Richard Astle, is going to be a panelist at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity event. The event will take place on September 12th at 4:00 P.M, at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown, RI. If you’d like to attend, register online here.

In other news, if your business owns a Cisco 220 Series Smart Switch, listen up. Cisco recently announced that three major flaws have been discovered, two of which are rated “critical.” The two critical flaws allow hackers to easily gain root access and send malicious requests, as long as HTTP/HTTPS is enabled. The only solution, according to Cisco, is to apply firmware version 1.1.4.4, as all previous versions have been affected.

Finally, Apple may be facing major backlash in the near future. At the annual Black Hat hacker event last week, hackers bypassed the Apple iPhone’s FaceID in 2 minutes. The hackers found that Apple has a major flaw in the liveness detection function, and they were able to unlock the iPhone of an unconscious, or sleeping, user. On top of this, Check Point, a security firm, recently released that they found a way to hack every iPhone and iPad on versions iOS 8 through iOS 13 (current beta version). Check Point stated that the Contacts app that is pre-installed on the iPhones and iPads, can be easily exploited and user data and passwords are at high-risk. Apparently, Apple has known about this vulnerability for four years now, and has ignored the issue. For all 1.4 billion Apple users out there, keep a close eye on your data, change your passwords, and set up dual-factor authentication. 


That’s all for today! Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We love comments and questions, so drop me an email info@neqterlabs.com. Enjoy your week!


About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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