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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, 17 Jan 2017 20:15:51 PST

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SN 595: What's Up with WhatsApp?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:52:44 PST

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A classic bug at GoDaddy bypassed domain validation for 8850 issued certificates, could flashing a peace sign compromise your biometric data?, it's not only new IoT devices that may tattle, many autos have been able to for the past 15 years, McDonald's gets caught in a web security bypass, more famous hackers have been hacked, Google uses AI to increase image resolution, more on the value or danger of password tricks, and... does WhatsApp incorporate a deliberate crypto backdoor?

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/sn0595/sn0595.mp3




SN 594: A Look Into PHP Malware

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:49:52 PST

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The US Federal Trade Commission steps into the IoT and home networking malpractice world, a radio station learns a lesson in what words NOT to repeat, Google plans to even eliminate the checkbox, a crucial caveat to the "passwords are long enough" argument, more cause to be wary of third-party software downloads, a few follow-ups to last week's topics, a bit of miscellany and a close look at a well-known piece of PHP malware.

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/sn0594/sn0594.mp3




SN 593: I'm NOT a Robot! (Really)

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:40:52 PST

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Law enforcement and the Internet of Tattling things, a very worrisome new and widespread PHP eMail vulnerability, Paul and Mary Jo score a big concession from Microsoft, a six-year-old "hacker" makes the news, Apple discovers how difficult it is to make developers change, hyperventilation over Russian malware found on a power utility's laptop, the required length of high entropy passwords, more pain for Netgear, an update on the just finalized v1.3 of TLS, the EFF's growing "Secure" messaging scorecard, a bunch of fun miscellany... and how does that "I'm not a Robot" checkbox work?

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/sn0593/sn0593.mp3




SN 592: The Portable Dog Killer

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:07:00 PST

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Steve Gibson tells how he built a device at 16 years old to solve a problem with a neighborhood dog.

Original podcast date: May 13, 2010, Episode 248.

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/sn0592/sn0592.mp3




SN 591: Law Meets Internet

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:19:54 PST

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This week, Leo and Steve discuss Russia's hacking involvement in the US Election; that, incredibly, it gets even worse for Yahoo!, misguided anti-porn legislation in South Carolina, troubling legislation from Australia, legal confusion from the Florida appellate court, some good news from the U.S. Supreme Court, Linux security stumbling, why Mac OS X got an important fix last week, the Steganography malvertising attack that targets home routers, news of a forthcoming inter-vehicle communications mandate, professional cameras being called upon to provide built-in encryption, LetsEncrypt gets a worrisome extension, additional news, errata, miscellany... and how exactly DOES that "I really really promise I'm not a robot (really!)" non-CAPTCHA checkbox CAPTCHA work?

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/sn0591/sn0591.mp3




SN 590: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 245

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:04:07 PST

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This week, Leo and Steve discuss ticket-buying bots getting their hand slapped (do they have hands?), a truly nasty new addition to encrypting ransomware operation, a really dumb old problem returns to many recent Netgear routers, Yahoo!'s being too pleased with their bug bounty program, Steganometric advertising malware that went undetected for two years, uBlock Origin readies for a big new platform, what exactly is the BitDefender "BOX"? (We wish we knew!), VeraCrypt was audited... next up is OpenVPN! (Yay!), the definitive answer to the question of where Spock's thumb should be, Steve's new relaxing and endless puzzler, and... questions 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/sn0590/sn0590.mp3




SN 589: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 244

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:15:48 PST

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Leo and Steve discuss Android meeting Gooligan, Windows Upgrades bypass Bitlocker, nearly one million UK routers taken down by a Mirai variant, the popular AirDroid app is "Doing it wrong", researchers invent a clever credit card disclosure hack, Cloudflare reports a new emerging botnet threat, deliberate backdoors discovered in 80 different models of Sony IP cameras, we get some closure on our SanFran MUNI hacker, a fun hack with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home, How to kill a USB port in seconds, a caution about keyless entry (and exit), too-easy-to-spoof fingerprint readers, an extremely troubling report from the UK, and finally some good news: the open-source covert USB hack defeating "BeamGun"!... plus a bunch of fun miscellany, some great Sci-Fi reader/listener book news, and... however many questions we're able to get to by the end of two hours!

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/sn0589/sn0589.mp3




SN 588: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 243

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:00:16 PST

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A wonderful quote about random numbers, our standard interesting mix of security do's and dont's, new exploits (WordPress dodged a big bullet!), planned changes, tips & tricks, things to patch, a new puzzle/game discovery, some other fun miscellany... and, finally! Ten comments, thoughts and questions 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/sn0588/sn0588.mp3




SN 587: Mobile & IoT Nightmares

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:49:40 PST

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Samy Kamkar is back with a weaponized $5 RaspberryPI. "El Cheapo" Android phones bring new meaning to "Phoning it in". Watching a webcam getting taken over. Bruce Schneier speaks to Congress about the Internet. A(nother) iPhone Lockscreen Bypass and another iPhone lockup link. Ransomware author asks a security researcher for help fixing their broken crypto. Britain finally passed that very extreme surveillance law. Some more fun miscellany... and more!

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/sn0587/sn0587.mp3




SN 586: The BlackNurse Attack

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 19:38:07 PST

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Results from our listener's informal CAIDA spoofing testing. LessPass turned out to be even less than it appeared. Steve's day at Yubico. News from PwnFest & Mobile Pwn2Own. The probable elimination of Dark Matter. A new Wi-Fi field disturbance attack. A wacky Kickstarter "fingerprint" glove. The "BlackNurse" reduced-bandwidth DoS attack.

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/sn0586/sn0586.mp3