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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.
Updated: 5 days 3 hours ago

SN 709: URL "Ping" Tracking

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 20:32

This Week's Stories

  • Yet another capitulation in the (virtually lost) battle against tracking our behavior on the Internet with URL "ping" tracking.
  • UK government's plan to legislate, police and enforce online social media content
  • Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser's security
  • Improvements to Windows 10's update management
  • News from the "spoofing biometrics" department
  • The worrisome state of Android mobile financial apps
  • NSA's GHIDRA software reverse engineering tool suite
  • Perhaps the dumbest thing Facebook has done yet (and by policy, not by mistake)
  • An important change in Win10 1809 external storage caching policy

Hosts: Jason Howell and Steve Gibson

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SN 708: Android Security

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:03
  • Android Security, 10 Years Later
  • WinRAR, a 20+ Year Old Tool With 500M Users, Acknowledged Vulnerability
  • Russian GPS Hacking and What It Means For Us
  • Android's April Fools Day Patches
  • Tesla Autopilot Spoofing
  • The ASUS "ShadowHammer" Attack
  • Windows 10 (last) October 2018 Update
  • A VMware Update

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-708-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 707: Tesla, Pwned

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 20:06

Results of the much anticipated Mid-March Vancouver Pwn2Own competition

  • The return of "Clippy", Microsoft's much-loathed dancing paperclip
  • Operation "ShadowHammer" which reports say compromised ASUS (... but did it?)
  • The ransomware attack on Norsk Hydro aluminum
  • The surprise renaming of Windows Defender
  • A severe bug revealed in the most popular PDF generating PHP library
  • An early look at Microsoft's forthcoming Chromium-based web browser
  • Hope for preventing caller ID spoofing
  • A needed update for users of PuTTY
  • Mozilla's decision to conditionally rely upon Windows' root store
  • Microsoft to offer virtual Windows 7 and 10 desktops through Azure
  • Details of the Windows 7 End of Life warnign dialog

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson

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SN 706: Open Source eVoting

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 21:47
  • Last week's Patch Tuesday March Madness
  • Win7 SHA256 Windows Update... Update
  • Many attacks leveraging the recently discovered WinRAR vulnerability
  • What happens when Apple, Google, and GoDaddy all drop a bit?
  • A big recent jump in Mirai Botnet Capability
  • Compromised Counter-Strike gaming servers
  • Privacy enhancements coming in Android Q
  • A pair of very odd web browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox from Microsoft
  • A VERY exciting and encouraging project to create an entirely open eVoting system

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson

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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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