Afternoon Dessert – 2022-11-29


Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

Hackers Using Trending TikTok ‘Invisible Challenge’ to Spread Malware
Threat actors are capitalizing on a popular TikTok challenge to trick users into downloading information-stealing malware, according to new research from Checkmarx.
The trend, called Invisible Challenge, involves applying a filter called Invisible Body that just leaves behind a silhouette of the person’s body.
But the fact that individuals filming such videos could be undressed has led to a
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7 Cyber Security Tips for SMBs
When the headlines focus on breaches of large enterprises like the Optus breach, it’s easy for smaller businesses to think they’re not a target for hackers. Surely, they’re not worth the time or effort? 
Unfortunately, when it comes to cyber security, size doesn’t matter. 
Assuming you’re not a target leads to lax security practices in many SMBs who lack the knowledge or expertise to put simple
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Ransomware detection with Wazuh SIEM and XDR platform
Wazuh is a free, open source SIEM/XDR solution with more than 10 million annual downloads. Learn more about how Wazuh can help protect your organization against the ever-evolving tactics of ransomware. […]
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Microsoft Defender boosts default protection for all enterprise users
Microsoft announced that built-in protection is generally available for all devices onboarded to Defender for Endpoint, the company’s endpoint security platform. […]
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Spanish police dismantle operation that made €12M via investment scams
Spanish National Police have dismantled a cybercrime organization that used fake investment sites to defraud over €12.3 million ($12.8 million) from 300 victims across Europe. […]
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New Flaw in Acer Laptops Could Let Attackers Disable Secure Boot Protection
Acer has released a firmware update to address a security vulnerability that could be potentially weaponized to turn off UEFI Secure Boot on affected machines.
Tracked as CVE-2022-4020, the high-severity vulnerability affects five different models that consist of Aspire A315-22, A115-21, and A315-22G, and Extensa EX215-21 and EX215-21G.

The PC maker described the vulnerability as
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Chrome fixes 8th zero-day of 2022 – check your version now (Edge too!)
There isn’t a rhyme to remind you which months have browser zero-days… you just have to keep your eyes and ears open!
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TikTok “Invisible Challenge” porn malware puts us all at risk
An injury to one is an injury to all. Especially if the other people are part of your social network.
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