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 Feb 13, 2019


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Description

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.

Episode Date
SN 702: Authenticity on the Internet
2:12:35

Security Now (Audio)

  • 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

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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Feb 20, 2019
SN 701: Adiantum
2:15:41

Security Now (Audio)

  • 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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Feb 13, 2019
SN 700: 700 and Counting!
2:07:10

Security Now (Audio)

  • 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.
  • Ubiquiti routers are in trouble again.
  • Chrome "Never Slow" mode in the works.

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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Feb 06, 2019
SN 699: Browser Extension Security
2:15:57

Security Now (Audio)

  • 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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Jan 30, 2019
SN 698: Which Mobile VPN Client?
2:11:32

Security Now (Audio)

  • Which is the right VPN client for Android, and which should you avoid at all costs?
  • A very worrisome WiFi bug affecting billions of devices
  • Hack a Tesla Model 3 at Pwn2Own
  • Russia's ongoing, failing and flailing efforts to control the Internet
  • The return of the Anubis Android banking malware
  • Google's changing policy for phone and SMS App access
  • Tim Cook's note in TIME Magazine
  • News of a nice Facebook Ad auditing page
  • Another Cisco default password nightmare in widely used lower-end devices

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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Jan 23, 2019
SN 697: Zerodium
2:18:23

Security Now (Audio)

  • The implications of the recent increase in bounty for the purchase of 0-day vulnerabilities.
  • The intended and unintended consequences of last week's Windows Patch Tuesday.
  • Speaking of unintended consequences, the US Government shutdown has had some, too!
  • A significant privacy failure in WhatsApp.
  • Another Ransomware decryptor (with a twist).
  • Movement on the DNS-over-TLS front.
  • An expectation of the cyberthreat landscape for 2019.
  • A cloudy forecast for The Weather Channel App.
  • A successful 51% attack against the Ethereum Classic cryptocurrency.
  • Another court reversing compelled biometric authentication.
  • An update on the lingering death of Flash... now in hospice care.

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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Jan 16, 2019
SN 696: Here Comes 2019!
1:47:48

Security Now (Audio)

  • The NSA announces the forthcoming release of an internal powerful reverse-engineering tool for examining and understanding other people's code.
  • Emergency out-of-cycle patches from both Adobe and Microsoft.
  • PewDiePie hacker strikes again.
  • Prolific 0-day dropper SandboxEscaper ruffles some feathers.
  • A new effort by the US government to educate industry about the risks of Cyber attacks.
  • Welcome news on the ransomware front.
  • VERY welcome news of a new Windows 10 feature.
  • A note about a just-published side-channel attack on OS page caches.

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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Jan 09, 2019
SN 695: Our Best of 2018
3:00:57

Security Now (Audio)

The Best of Security Now from 2018!

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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Dec 25, 2018
SN 694: The SQLite RCE Flaw
2:04:54

Security Now (Audio)

  • Rhode Island's response to Google's recent API flaw
  • Signal's response to Australia's anti-encryption legislation
  • The return of PewDiePie
  • US border agents retaining traveler's private data
  • This Week in Android Hijinks
  • Confusion surrounding the Windows v5 release
  • Another Facebook API mistake
  • The 8th annual most common passwords list (AKA "How's 'monkey' doing?")
  • Why all might not be lost if someone is hit with drive encrypting malware
  • Microsoft's recent 4-month run of 0-day vulnerability patches
  • The Firefox 64 update
  • A reminder of an awesome train game for iOS, Mac and Android
  • A look at a new and very troubling flaw discovered in the massively widespread SQLite library... and what we can do.

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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Dec 19, 2018
SN 693: Internal Bug Discovery
2:15:29

Security Now (Audio)

  • Australia's recently passed anti-encryption legislation
  • Details of a couple more mega-breaches including a bit of Marriott follow-up
  • A welcome call for legislation from Microsoft
  • A new twist on online advertising click fraud
  • The DHS is interested in deanonymizing cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin
  • The changing landscape of TOR funding
  • An entirely foreseeable disaster with a new Internet IoT-oriented protocol
  • Google finds bugs in Google+ and acts responsibly -- again -- what that suggests for everyone else

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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Dec 12, 2018