More Ban News, Gift Card Gang, Cyber Attacks, Blockchain art & more!

September 10, 2021 by
More Ban News, Gift Card Gang, Cyber Attacks, Blockchain art & more!
Lighthouse IT Solutions, Matthew Almendinger

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - September 10th, 2021

This week, we discuss OnlyFans making our last podcast outdated before we even released it, China placing bans on online gaming, the latest developments and threats to cyber-security, the Gift Card Gang, and the NFT from Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann. Also, we promise that this is relevant.

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Onlyfans halts nsfw ban

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China bans online gaming for minors outside of 8am-9pm friday-sunday

This limits minors to three hours most weeks and doesn't even let them choose which three hours. Enforcement measures issued by the National Press and Publication Administration primarily target online games and online services related to gaming. A state-run media outlet described online games as "opium for the mind."


Air-gap attack turns memory modules into wi-fi radios

Air-gapped computers are vulnerable to a new type of attack that can turn a PC's memory module into a modified Wi-Fi radio, which can then transmit sensitive data at 100 bits-per-second wirelessly to about six feet away.


CISA adds "single factor authentication" to it's bad practices list

Did you know that the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency... let's just go with CISA now maintains a list of "Bad Practices?" Well, they do. And they've officially added "Single Factor Authentication" to the list. Also on the list? Using end of life software and using known/fixed/default credentials. (That's the whole list)


iot attacks double in the past 6 months

Sure we love our Echo's. Or Smart Lighting. Or WiFi toasters, but they are also security concerns - and apparently the gloves are off when it comes to them. IoT devices are being exploited for cryptomining or evening data collection/stealing. You thought Alexa was listening before...


loot nft

Dom Hofmann (co-founder of Vine) was creating a text-based adventure game and wrote a random item generator to fill the game. Hofmann had been thinking about ways to promote the creation of blockchain-based art and communities to surround them, and this seemed like the perfect way


gift card gang

The Gift Card Gang is a cybercrime group that uses the "low-and-slow" approach, compromising up to 100,000 email inboxes per day. They apparently don't do anything else with their access except siphon gift card and customer loyalty program data that can be resold online.

This group automates the searching of inboxes for specific domains and trademarks associated with gift card activity and other accounts with stored electronic value, such as rewards points and mileage programs.