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Episode #279: Edwin Kwan, Australian Government Releases New Cybersecurity Strategy; Ian Garret, Move Over Phishing, Quishing is the New Scam; Olimpiu Pop, Software Supply Chain Trends - Part 2
Episode 279 • 23rd November 2023 • It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing • Contributors from Around the World
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Marcel Brown, St. Louis, Missouri

November 23rd, 2004. Blizzard Entertainment releases the massively multiplayer online role playing game, World of Warcraft. It quickly became the most popular MMORPG of all time. In the nearly 20 years since its release, World of Warcraft has had 9 major expansion packs, with 3 more expansion packs already planned for the future.

Edwin Kwan, Sydney, Australia

 The Australian government has released its revised cybersecurity strategy for its plan to become a world leader in cyber security by 2030. It seeks to make Australia a hard target for cyber attacks by undermining cybercrime business models and putting Australian businesses and consumers in a stronger position to prepare and respond effectively.

Olimpiu Pop, Transylvania, Romania

The average Java application uses 148 dependencies, with around 10 releases occurring annually. That means that the developer is not only to make the initial selection of those libraries, but to track an average of 1,500 dependency changes throughout the year. Combine this with the fact that almost 20% of all track projects no further qualify as maintained.

Ian Garret, Arlington, Virginia

Quishing, or QR code phishing, has seen a dramatic increase in 2023. This method involves encoding malicious links into QR codes, a technique that is proving both effective for attackers and challenging for defense systems. Let's talk about why it's on the rise, and what CISOs and security teams are doing about it.