Infosec Reading List - May 2023

On a monthly basis I will publish my reading recommendations which mainly focus on Information Security (InfoSec) and Outdoor Sports. All InfoSec Reading Lists can be found here. Text in italic represent quotes from the original article.

Quotes from the Twitterverse

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  • So you think you can block Macros? - … even a strongly hardened Office environment could be vulnerable for various attacks - complicated world with these office macros - [link]
  • „TikTok was scared and freaked out“ - [link]
  • A Look at Apple Lockdown Mode - [link]
  • Botconf 2023 Wrap-Up Day #1 - [link]
  • Google “We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI” - Leaked Internal Google Document Claims Open Source AI Will Outcompete Google and OpenAI - [link]
  • Multinational tech firm ABB hit by Black Basta ransomware attack - [link]
  • HP disables customers’ printers if they use ink cartridges from cheaper rivals - The printer company said it issued the update to reduce the risk of malware attacks, saying “third-party cartridges that use non-HP chips or circuitry can pose risks to the hardware performance, print quality, and security.” - [link]
  • Cybersecurity stress returns after a brief calm: ProofPoint report - The report also noted a strong willingness to pay ransoms, with 62% of CISOs saying they are ready to pay to restore systems and prevent data release if attacked by ransomware in the next 12 months. - While 62% are concerned about personal liability, 60% say they have experienced burnout in the past 12 months. - [link]
  • How to Disagree Productively - [link]



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