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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.

Episodes

  • SN 736: CheckM8

    Oct 16 2019

    This week's storiesA sobering reminder about supply chain attacksFacebook's stance on end-to-end encryption raises official protestsUNIX's Co-Creator Ken Thompson's BSD UNIX Password Has Finally Been CrackedJapanese stalker finds idol using reflections in her eyesAmericans and Digital KnowledgeOpenPGP being built into Mozilla's Thunderbird eMail clientWindows 10 Tamper Protection being enabled by defaultCheckM8We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-736-Notes.pdf Host...more

  • SN 735: Makes Ya WannaCry

    Oct 09 2019

    Ransomware hits schools, hospitals, and hearing aid manufacturers Sodinokibi: the latest advances in Ransomware-as-a-Service Win7 Extended Security Updates are extended A new Nasty 0-Day RCE in vBulletin There's a new WannaCry in townWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-735-Notes.pdf 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. ...more

  • SN 734: The Joy of Sync

    Oct 02 2019

    This Week's StoriesThe latest state-of-the-art secure solutions for cross-device, cross-location device synchronizationMozilla's recently announced plans to gradually and carefully bring DNS-over-HTTPS to all Firefox users in the USThe EFF weighs in on DNS-over-HTTPSThe 100% free VPN offering coming from our friends at CloudflareWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-734-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twi...more

  • SN 733: Top 25 Bug Classes

    Sep 25 2019

    This Week's Stories:Cryptomining makes a comebackThe top three most attacked portsSmall office/home office (SOHO) routers and wireless access points: "SOHOpelessly Broken"Chrome gets an emergency update, to 77.0.3865.902019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software ErrorsWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-733-Notes.pdf 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 N...more

  • SN 732: SIM Jacking

    Sep 18 2019

    This Week's StoriesSIMjacker allows attackers to hijack any phone just by sending it an SMS message.Here comes iOS "Lucky" 13!Chrome follows Mozilla to DoH with a twist.Want to enable DoH in Chrome right now? You can, right now, if you wish.Chrome stops showing Extended Validation certs in the URL bar.Mozilla launches 'Firefox Private Network' VPN service as a browser extension.Windows Patch Tuesday reduxChrome Remote DesktopEXIM eMail servers are in trouble again.We invite you to read our show ...more

  • SN 731: DeepFakes

    Sep 10 2019

    This week's stories:Get rich quick spotting deepfakes!A forced two-day recess of all schools in Flagstaff, ArizonaThe case of a ransomware operator being too greedyApple's controversial response to Google's discovery of Chinese iOS hacksZerodium's new payout schedule and what it might mean.The final full public disclosure of BlueKeep exploitation codeSerious PHP flaws, some potentially serious flaws foundWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-731-Notes.pdf Hosts: Ste...more

  • SN 730: The Ransomware Epidemic

    Sep 04 2019

    This Week's Stories:Google expands its bug bounty programNew bug bounty millionairesGoogle's Project Zero group dropped a bomb on iOSRansomware attacks on local governments and businesses are on the riseWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-730-Notes.pdf If you're in Boston on October 3rd, join LastPass and TWiT.tv for the Cybersecurity & Identity Trends, Unlocked event. Sign up at http://twit.to/unlocked Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subs...more

  • SN 729: Next Gen Ad Privacy

    Aug 28 2019

    • Texas Ransomware Update• Remember that Kazakhstan cert?• The mixed-blessing of "wide open" source projects• RubyGems is in trouble again• Chrome to add data breach notification• iOS v12.4 updated quickly to 12.4.1• Next-gen ad privacyWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-729-Notes.pdf 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...more

  • SN 728: The KNOB is Broken

    Aug 21 2019

    Last Tuesday was another busy and important patch TuesdayAnd speaking of Patch Tuesday... 3rd-Party A/V Strikes Again!Kaspersky facilitates independent web trackingSo, what the heck is "CTF"?23 Government agencies in Texas were hit with a well-coordinated ransomware attack last Friday, August 16thRIP, EV: The coming demise of Extended Validation (EV) certificatesAnd... So long FTP!HTTP/2 goes to the Movies"The KNOB is Broken: Exploiting Low Entropy in the Encryption Key Negotiation Of Bluetooth ...more

  • SN 727: BlackHat & DefCon

    Aug 14 2019

    This Week's StoriesBlackHat and Def Con 2019Microsoft dangles $300,000 for Azure hacks at BlackHat...Hotel chaos from Germany's Chaos Computer Club40 dangerous driversGoogle's battle to allow its Incognito users' Incognitoness to be IncognitoMicrosoft ranks the industry's top bug huntersApple bumps its bountiesWe invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-727-Notes.pdf Hosts: Steve Gibson and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/securit...more