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Defense in Brief #17: SIM-Swapping Attacks, Browser Extensions, Encryption Backdoors, and more!

Welcome to Defense in Brief, the Aptible team’s curated selection of the best security, compliance, a
Defense in Brief #17: SIM-Swapping Attacks, Browser Extensions, Encryption Backdoors, and more!
By Security Management Monthly • Issue #17 • View online
Welcome to Defense in Brief, the Aptible team’s curated selection of the best security, compliance, and DevOps articles from around the Internet. We hope you enjoy!
- Chas Ballew, CEO

News & Current Events
"Five Eyes" Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data
Cryptocurrency Investor Sues AT&T for $224 Million Over SIM-Swapping Loss
Florida Police Expose SIM Card Hijacking Ring
Almost 400k Websites Risk Hacking, Data Theft Via Open .git Repos
The Rise of Cybersecurity Insurance
Spyware Company Leaves "Terabytes" of Selfies, Text Messages, and Location Data Exposed Online
Educational
Firefox Add-On With 220,000+ Installs Caught Collecting Users’ Browsing History
Krebs: Are Browser Extensions Worth the Risk?
How One Engineer Gained Commit Access to Homebrew in 30 Minutes
Phone Numbers Were Never Meant as ID. Now We’re All At Risk
Distributing OpenPGP Keys Made Easier with Signed Keylist Subscriptions
Longform: The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History
Lolz
Q: Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting That Improving Security Is Possible? 

A: Because Keynote Speakers Make Bad Life Decisions and Are Poor Role Models
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