Dude, Millions of Dell PCs are at risk of RCEs, disconnect your Western Digital My Book, and RIP John McAfee! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.  
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Links:
Dell: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dell-supportassist-bugs-put-over-30-million-pcs-at-risk/
https://eclypsium.com/2021/06/24/biosdisconnect/
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/06/a-well-meaning-feature-leaves-millions-of-dell-pcs-vulnerable/
https://threatpost.com/dell-bios-attacks-rce/167195/
https://www.dell.com/support/kbdoc/en-us/000188682/dsa-2021-106-dell-client-platform-security-update-for-multiple-vulnerabilities-in-the-supportassist-biosconnect-feature-and-https-boot-feature

WD My Book
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/wd-my-book-nas-devices-are-being-remotely-wiped-clean-worldwide/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/mass-data-wipe-in-my-book-devices-prompts-warning-from-western-digital/
https://community.wd.com/t/help-all-data-in-mybook-live-gone-and-owner-password-unknown/268111/54
https://www.westerndigital.com/support/productsecurity/wdc-21008-recommended-security-measures-wd-mybooklive-wd-mybookliveduo 
https://threatpost.com/my-book-live-wiped-rce-attacks/167270/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/own-a-wd-my-book-disconnect-it-from-the-internet-right-now/

McAfee
https://elpais.com/economia/2021-06-23/el-fundador-del-antivirus-mcafee-john-mcafee-se-suicida-en-una-prision-de-barcelona.html 
https://abcnews.go.com/US/rise-fall-rise-john-mcafee-tech-pioneer-person/story?id=47346015 
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/john-mcafees-tumultuous-life-in-tech-what-you-need-to-know/ 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/antivirus-creator-john-mcafee-reportedly-found-dead-in-prison-cell/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/john-mcafee-the-eccentric-av-tycoon-dead-at-75-by-apparent-suicide/
https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqp83/john-mcafee-reportedly-dead-from-suspected-suicide-in-spanish-jail

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