Security Now (MP3)

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 / 21:30 UTC.


  • SN 754: The Internet of Troubles

    Feb 19 2020

    TWiT Audience Survey- ENDS FEBRUARY 19TH!!!It's time for TWiT's annual audience survey and we want to hear from you! It only takes five minutes.Please visit twit.tv/survey and let us know what you think.There's no sign-up form and we don't track you. Your feedback helps us make TWiT even better."This Week's StoriesHow to fix the Windows 7 "You don't have permission to shut down this computer." errorWin10's "One Button PC Reset" fails after KB4524244.And, also... "The new disappearing User Profil...more

  • SN 753: Promiscuous Cookies

    Feb 12 2020

    Twitter, Google, and Facebook tell Clearview AI to stop stealing your face to catch crooks The NIST is testing methods to recover data from smashed smartphones Whoa! We get to REMAIN with Security Essentials under Windows 7! Microsoft drops a fix for the wallpaper stretch black screen Windows 7 users are being told: "You don't have permission to shut down this computer." Win10 Firefox users being "reminded" about Edge Last week Google closed an Android RCE flaw in the BlueTooth daemon. Data Exf...more

  • SN 752: The Little Red Wagon

    Feb 05 2020

    This Week's Stories:- L1D Eviction Sampling becomes "CacheOut"- Only one final version of Windows?- Windows 7 and the Free Software Foundation- Windows 7's final patch broke wallpaper stretching- RCE Exploit for Windows RDP Gateway Demoed by Researcher- Google more than doubles its own bug bounty record- The return of Roskomnadzor!- Facebook DID get fined, but not by Russia- who exactly owns our biometric data?- Avast Jumpshot missed the hoop- An Update on the WireGuard VPN in the Linux kernel- ...more

  • SN 751: SHAmbles

    Jan 29 2020

    This Week's Stories:Is Apple actually encrypting our iCloud storage backups?250 Million Microsoft Customer Support Records Exposed OnlineNew York state is aiming to ban the use of public funds for RansomwareNew Muhstik Botnet Attacks Target Tomato RoutersChrome under attack from browser extensionsFirefox under attack from browser extensionsNIST publishes a new Privacy FrameworkHacker Leaks More Than 500K Telnet Credentials for IoT DevicesA Welcome "Micro Patch" for the Windows IE jscript.dll 0-d...more

  • SN 750: The Crypto CurveBall

    Jan 22 2020

    This Week's Stories:iPhones join Android in being a Google account security key.How much "substantive assistance" did Apple provide in the Pensacola investigation?A brand new serious Internet Explorer 0-dayGiving Windows an additional EdgeFBI says nation-state actors breached a US city government and a US financial entity by exploiting Pulse Secure VPN servers.Critical new Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) remote code execution vulnerabilitySQRL for DrupalMicrosoft issues security upda...more

  • SN 749: Windows 7 - R. I. P.

    Jan 15 2020

    This Week's Stories:Windows 7 support dies today, but 1 in 7 PCs are still running itCablehaunt- the remote exploit with the catchy logo that works on ALL cable modemsUS government still wants backdoor access to iPhonesCheckRain iPhone jailbreak keeps getting betterHow Apple scans your photos for evidence of child abuseThe sim swapping threatAnatomy/timeline of the exploitation of an unpatched VPN bugAnd speaking of patching right away... patch your Firefox browser right now! Hosts: Steve Gibs...more

  • SN 748: Our Malware Lexicon

    Jan 08 2020

    This Week's Stories The Deadly Seven top cybersecurity attacks Russia successfully cuts itself off from the rest of the internet. Love Wawa? Surprise! Your credit card has been stolen. Huge Point of Sale attack on all of Landry's restaurants, including Rainforest Cafe. Python 2.7 Reaches End of Life After 20 Years. HackerOne's 20 top bug bounty programs A proposed standard for making warrant canaries machine-readable Xiaomi IoT camera owners can watch other Xiaomi users' video feeds. Microsoft i...more

  • SN 747: The Year's Best

    Dec 31 2019

    The best of Security Now from 2019. 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.

  • SN 746: A Decade of Hacks

    Dec 24 2019

    On this Eve of 2020, we look back over the hacks of the past decade:The big news of 2010 was Stuxnet -- Boy did THAT make an impressionOperation Aurora - the hack that changed GoogleThe Sony Playstation HackAnd then we have... DiginotarEdward SnowdenThe Target hackThe Adobe hackSilk Road takedownHave I Been Pwned?The hack of Sony PicturesThe hack of Mt. GoxHeartbleedRowHammerAshley Madison data breachSIM swappingThe Ukraine power grid hacksDNC hackYahoo hacks go publicThe Shadow BrokersThe birth...more

  • SN 745: PlunderVolt

    Dec 18 2019

    This Week's Stories: Google turns over 1500 users' location data to catch Milwaukee arsonist Android's Messenger app offers its users verified SMS messaging conversations with supporting companies US Senate Judiciary Committee threatens Apple and Facebook Apple's iOS v13.3 adds support for hardware key dongle authentication in Safari Patch Tuesday shuts down a widespread elevation of privilege vulnerability Researchers discover prime factor collisions in active RSA certificates New Orleans hit b...more