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Cut the NOISE!: Weekly Edition is our latest podcast  that provides a weekly digest of items that are at the top of mind of IT Professionals. This week, we will cover 6 topics and a few updates from last weeks podcast that you can easily consume on your ride to work. We have also posted links to all of the supporting articles so you can dig in and read more on the topics that you find most interesting.

CTN: Weekly Edition - December 4, 2017

Today we're going to cover:

  • New Leaks exposed the NSA's Red Disk and Ragtime Programs including evidence of spying on US Citizens
  • A new Microsoft Office bug being used to create back doors on PC's
  • Apple's security hole in High Sierra opens up "super user" access
  • Amazon Announced the Launch of Bare Metal Computing Instances at it's conference last week
  • A Controversial Study claims smart phone addiction alters the brains of teens.
  • Lockheed working on laser cannons for its fighter jets.

 

Leaks expose NSA's Red Disk and Ragtime Programs and evidence of programs to spy on US citizens

November 29, 2017: http://www.zdnet.com/article/ragtime-program-appear-in-nsa-leaked-files/
November 30, 2017: http://www.zdnet.com/article/nsa-leak-inscom-exposes-red-disk-intelligence-system/

Hackers Exploit Recently Disclosed Microsoft Office Bug to Backdoor PC's

Patch Update Link: https://thehackernews.com/2017/11/microsoft-patch-tuesday.html

Apple's Security Vulnerability in High Sierra

http://mashable.com/2017/11/28/apple-macos-high-sierra-bug-fix/#h5JDaxagniqH
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/11/29/apple-closes-that-big-root-hole-install-this-update-as-soon-as-possible/
https://www.wired.com/story/macos-update-undoes-apple-root-bug-patch/

Amazon Launches Bare Metal Compute Instances

https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/28/amazon-web-services-launches-bare-metal-compute-instances/amp/

Controversial Study Claims "Smartphone Addition" Alters the Brain of Teens

https://www.inverse.com/article/38889-smartphone-addiction-study-brain-chemistry

Lockheed Martin Fighter Jets Are Getting the Laser Cannons They've always deserved.

https://www.wired.com/story/lockheed-martin-fighter-jets-lasers/amp

Follow-up from Last Week


Intel Security Flaw

Detection Tool Link: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150

FCC Repeal

Detection tool: https://ag.ny.gov/fakecomments
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