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Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte. Records live every Tuesday at 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific /



Published: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:00:47 PDT

Last Build Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:00:47 PDT

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SN 620: Calm Before the Storm

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:33:49 PDT

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This week, while waiting for news from the upcoming BlackHat & DefCon conventions, we discuss another terrific security eBook bundle offer, a Net Neutrality follow-up, a MySpace account recovery surprise, another new feature coming to Win10, the wrongheadedness of paste-blocking web forms, Australia versus the laws of math, does an implanted pacemaker meet the self-incrimination exemption?, an updated worse-case crypto-future model, it's surprising what you can find at a flea market, another example of the consumer as the product, an SQRL technology update, and some closing-the-loop feedback from our terrific listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0620/sn0620.mp3




SN 619: All the Usual Suspects

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 19:01:46 PDT

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This week we have all the usual suspects: Governments regulating their citizenry, evolving Internet standards, some brilliant new attack mitigations and some new side-channel attacks, browsers responding to negligent certificate authorities, specious tracking lawsuits, flying device jailbreaking, more IoT tomfoolery, this week's horrifying Android vulnerability, more Vault7 CIA Wikileaks, a great tip about controlling the Internet through DNS... and even more! In other words, all of the usual suspects! (And two weeks until our annual BlackHat exploit extravaganza!)

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0619/sn0619.mp3




SN 618: Research: Useful and Otherwise

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:14:21 PDT

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This week we discuss another terrific NIST initiative, RSA crypto in a quantum computing world, Cisco's specious malware detection claims, the meaning of post-audit OpenVPN bug findings, worrisome bugs revealed in Intel's recent Skylake and KabyLake processors, the commercialization of a malware technique, WannyCry keeps resurfacing, LinkSys responds to the CIA's Vault7 CherryBomb firmware, another government reacts to encryption, the NSA's amazing Github repository, more news about HP printer auto-updating, a piece of errata, some miscellany, and some closing the loop feedback from our listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0618/sn0618.mp3




SN 617: When Governments React

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 19:41:56 PDT

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This week we discuss France, Britain, Japan, Germany & Russia each veering around in their Crypto Crash Cars, Wikileaks' Vault7 reveals widespread CIA WiFi router penetration, why we can no longer travel with laptops, HP printer security insanity, how long are typical passwords?, Microsoft to kill off SMBv1, the all-time mega ransomware payout, Google to get into the whole-system backup business, hacking PCs with "Vape Pens", a bit of miscellany, and a bunch of Closing the Loop feedback with our terrific listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0617/sn0617.mp3




SN 616: Things Are Getting Worse

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:48:00 PDT

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This week we discuss clever malware hiding its social media communications, the NSA documents the Russian election hacking two-factor authentication bypass, meanwhile, other Russian attackers leverage Google's own infrastructure to hide their spoofing, Tavis finds more problems in Microsoft's anti-malware protection, a cryptocurrency-stealing malware, more concerns over widespread Internet-connected camera design, malware found to be exploiting Intel's AMT motherboard features, the new danger of mouse cursor hovering, Apple's iCloud sync security claims, Azure changes their CA, a bunch of catch-up miscellany and a bit of closing the loop feedback from our listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0616/sn0616.mp3




SN 615: Legacy's Long Tail

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:18:21 PDT

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This week we discuss an embarrassing high-profile breach of an online identity company, an over-hyped problem found in Linux's sudo command, the frightening software used by the UK's Trident nuclear missile submarine launch platforms, how emerging nations prevent high school test cheating, another lesson about the danger of SMS authentication codes, another worrisome SHODAN search result, high-penetration dangerous adware from a Chinese marketer, another "that's not a bug" bug in Chrome allowing websites to surreptitiously record audio and video without the user's knowledge, the foreseeable evolution of hybrid crypto-malware, the limp return of Google Contributor, Google continues to work on end-to-end eMail encryption, a follow-up on straight-to-voicemail policy, "Homomorphic Encryption" (what the heck is that?), and "closing the loop" follow up from recent discussions.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0615/sn0615.mp3




SN 614: Vulnerabilities Galore!

Tue, 30 May 2017 20:17:24 PDT

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This week we discuss a new non-eMail medium for spear phishing, Chipotle can't catch a break, social engineering WannaCry exploits on Android, video subtitling now able to take over our machines, a serious Android UI design flaw that Google appears to be stubbornly refusing to address, Linux gets its own version of WannaCry, another dangerous NSA exploit remains unpatched and publicly exploitable on WinXP and Server 2003 machines, a look at 1Password's brilliant and perfect new "Travel Mode", Google extends its ad-tracking into the offline world, some follow-ups, miscellany, and closing-the-loop feedback from our terrific listeners... concluding with my possibly useful analogy to explain the somewhat confusing value of open versus closed source.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0614/sn0614.mp3




SN 613: WannaCry Aftermath

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:46:42 PDT

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This week we examine a bunch of WannaCry follow-ups, including some new background, reports of abilities to decrypt drives, attacks on the Killswitch, and more. We also look at what the large StackOverflow site had to do to do HTTPS, the Wi-Fi security of various properties owned by the US president, more worrisome news coming from the UK's Teresa May, the still sorry state of certificate revocation, are SSDs also subject to RowHammer-like attacks? Some miscellany, and closing the loop with our listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0613/sn0613.mp3




SN 612: Makes You WannaCry

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:31:12 PDT

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This week Steve and Leo discuss an update on the FCC's Net Neutrality comments, the discovery of an active keystroke logger on dozens of HP computer models, the continuing loss of web browser platform heterogeneity, the OSTIF's just-completed OpenVPN security and practices audit, more on the dangers of using smartphones as authentication tokens, some extremely welcome news on the Android security front, long-awaited updated password recommendations from NIST, some follow-up errata, a bit of tech humor and miscellany, closing the loop with some listener feedback... then a look at last week's global explosion of the WannaCry worm.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0612/sn0612.mp3




SN 611: Go FCC Yourself

Tue, 09 May 2017 19:11:21 PDT

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This week Steve and Leo discuss much more about the Intel ATM nightmare, Tavis and Natalie discover a serious problem in Microsoft's built-in malware scanning technology, Patch Tuesday, Google's Android patches, SMS 2-factor authentication breached, Google goes phishing, the emergence of ultrasonic device tracking, lots of additional privacy news, some errata and miscellany, actions US citizens can take to express their dismay over recent Net Neutrality legislation, and some quick closing the loop feedback from our terrific listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.


Media Files:
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/cdn.twit.tv/audio/sn/sn0611/sn0611.mp3