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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 / 21:30 UTC.
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SN 702: Authenticity on the Internet

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 20:21
  • Last week's doozy of a patch Tuesday for both Microsoft and Adobe
  • An interesting twist coming to Windows 7 and Server 2008 security updates
  • Eight mining apps pulled from the Windows Store
  • Another positive security initiative from Google
  • Electric scooters being hacked
  • Chipping away at Tor's privacy guarantees
  • A year and a half after Equifax, and where's the data?
  • The beginnings of GDPR-like legislation for US
  • An extremely concerning new and emerging threat for the Internet

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 701: Adiantum

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:08
  • Apple's most recent v12.1.4 iOS update and the two 0-day vulnerabilities it closed
  • Worrisome new Android image-display vulnerability
  • An interesting "reverse RDP" attack
  • The new LibreOffice & OpenOffice vulnerability
  • Microsoft's research into the primary source of software vulnerabilities
  • MaryJo gets an early peek at enterprise pricing for extending Windows 7 support
  • China and Russia continue their work to take control of their countries' Internet
  • Firefox's resumption of its A/V warning in release 65.
  • How Google does the Cha-Cha with their new "Adiantum" ultra-high-performance cryptographic cipher.

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.

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SN 700: 700 and Counting!

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:58
  • Chrome gets "spell-check for URLs"
  • Catch up on your Linux patch up!
  • Performance enhancements for Chrome and FireFox.
  • Facebook must really like being in the doghouse.
  • The Japanese government takes on IoT security.
  • Ubiquity routers are in trouble again.
  • Chrome "Never Slow" mode in the works.

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.

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SN 699: Browser Extension Security

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 20:18
  • The expressive power of the social media friends we keep
  • The persistent DNS hijacking campaign which has the US Government quite concerned
  • Last week's iOS and macOS updates (and doubtless another one very soon!)
  • A valiant effort to take down malware distribution domains
  • Chrome catching up to IE and Firefox with drive-by file downloads
  • Two particularly worrisome vulnerabilities in two Cisco router models publicly disclosed last Friday
  • The state of the industry and the consequences of extensions to our web browsers.

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.

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Categories: Podcasts, Technology