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Angry Tech News #7: Munition Parser

Argentinian data breach, NPM supply chain attack, Apple as a bad security neighbor, Play store fees dropping, and the return of the 90s encryption ban

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Argentina RENAPER DB breached
https://therecord.media/hacker-steals-government-id-database-for-argentinas-entire-population/
https://techstory.in/argentinas-entire-population-at-risk-hacker-steals-government-id-database/

NPM supply chain attack: UA-Parser-JS lib released with backdoor
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/popular-npm-library-hijacked-to-install-password-stealers-miners/
https://blog.sonatype.com/npm-project-used-by-millions-hijacked-in-supply-chain-attack

Apple silently fixing reported bugs without giving credit
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-silently-fixes-ios-zero-day-asks-bug-reporter-to-keep-quiet/

Bringing back the encryption ban – this time “hacking tools”
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-to-ban-export-of-hacking-tools-to-authoritarian-regimes/
https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2021-22774.pdf

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Angry Tech News #0 – Friday, 3 September 2021

Chinese government restricts video games to 3hrs per week for kids. Reddit continues its crusade against communities that don’t join the hivemind. Samsung shows that when you buy a TV, it’s not really yours. Security researcher turns memory bus into a wifi antenna.

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Chinese mandate – kids under 18 limited to 3hrs/wk of video games
http://www.news.cn/english/2021-08/30/c_1310157506.htm

2019 Chinese restrictions on video gaming
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/06/776840260/china-introduces-restrictions-on-video-games-for-minors

Writing games for China market under new restrictions
https://nikopartners.com/game-regulations-in-china-everything-you-need-to-know/

Reddit has banned r/NoNewNormal
https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/pek9e6/why_are_subreddits_going_privatepinning_protest/

Reddit admin “worstnerd” posted an “Analysis of Covid Denial”
https://www.reddit.com/r/redditsecurity/comments/pfyqqn/covid_denialism_and_policy_clarifications/

Samsung to remotely brick TVs stolen from warehouse
https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/24/samsung_tv_block/

ThreatPost reports “noted air-gap researcher Mordechai Guri created a proof-of-concept”
https://threatpost.com/air-gap-attack-turns-memory-wifi/162358/