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Steve Gibson, the man who bitcoined 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.

Steve Gibson, the man who bitcoined 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.
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Steve Gibson, the man who bitcoined 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.

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Episodes

SN 676: The Mega FaxSploit

8/14/2018
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This week we cover lots of discoveries revealed during last week's Black Hat 2018 and DEF CON 26 Las Vegas security conferences. Among them, 47 vulnerabilities across 25 Android smartphones, Android "Disk-In-The-Middle" attacks, Google tracking when asked not to, more Brazilian DLink router hijack hijinks, a backdoor found in VIA C3 processors, a trusted-client attack on WhatsApp, a macOS 0-day, a tasty new feature for Win10 Enterprise, a new Signal-based secure eMail service, Facebook's...

Duration:02:08:07

SN 675: New WiFi Password Attack

8/7/2018
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This week we discuss yet another new and diabolical router hack and attack, Reddit's discovery of SMS 2FA failure, WannaCry refuses to die, law enforcement's ample unused forensic resources, a new and very clever BGP-based attack, Windows 10 update dissatisfaction, Google advances their state-sponsored attack notifications, what is Google's project Dragonfly?, a highly effective and highly targeted Ransomware campaign, some closing-the-loop feedback from our listeners, and a breakthrough...

Duration:02:08:18

SN 674: Attacking Bluetooth Pairing

7/31/2018
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This week we examine still another new Spectre processor speculation attack, we look at the new "Death Botnet", the security of the US DoD websites, lots of Google Chrome news, a push by the US Senate toward more security, the emergence and threat of clone websites in other TLDs, more cryptocurrency mining bans, Google's Titan hardware security dongles, and we finish by examining the recently discovered flaw in the Bluetooth protocol which has device manufacturers and OS makers...

Duration:02:13:51

SN 673: The Data Transfer Project

7/24/2018
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This week as we examine still another new Spectre processor speculation attack, some news on DRAM hammering attacks and mitigation, the consequences of freely available malware source code, the reemergence of concern over DNS rebinding attacks, Venmo's very public transaction log, more Russian shenanigans, the emergence of flash botnets, Apple continuing move of Chinese data to China, another (the 5th) Cisco secret backdoor found, an optional missing Windows patch from last week, a bit...

Duration:02:07:29

SN 672: All Up in Their Business

7/17/2018
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This week we look at even MORE, new, Spectre-related attacks, highlights from last Tuesday's monthly patch event, advances in GPS spoofing technology, GitHub's welcome help with security dependencies, Chrome's new (or forthcoming) "Site Isolation" feature, when hackers DO look behind the routers they commandeer, the consequences of deliberate BGP routing misbehavior... and reading between the lines of last Friday's DOJ indictment of the US 2016 election hacking by 12 Russian operatives...

Duration:02:03:21

SN 671: STARTTLS Everywhere

7/10/2018
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This week we discuss another worrisome trend in malware, another fitness tracking mapping incident and mistake, something to warn our friends and family to ignore, the value of periodically auditing previously-granted web app permissions, when malware gets picky about the machines it infects, another kinda-well-meaning Coinhive service gets abused, what are the implications of D-Link losing control of its code signing cert?, some good news about Android apps, iOS v11.4.1 introduces "USB...

Duration:02:24:28

SN 670: Wi-Fi Protected Access v3

7/3/2018
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This week we discuss the interesting case of a VirusTotal upload... or was it?, newly discovered problems with our 4G LTE... and even what follows, another new EFF encryption initiative, troubles with Spectre and Meltdown in some browsers, the evolution of UPnP-enabled attacks, an unpatched Wordpress vulnerability that doesn't appear to be worrying the Wordpress devs... and an early look at next year's forthcoming WPA3 standard... which appears to fix everything! We invite you to read...

Duration:02:14:04

SN 669: Cellular Location Privacy

6/26/2018
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This week we examine some new side-channel worries and vulnerabilities, did Mandiant "hack back" on China?, more trouble with browsers, the big Google Firebase mess, sharing a bit of my dead system resurrection, and a look at the recent Supreme Court decision addressing cellular location privacy. 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!...

Duration:02:06:05

SN 668: Lazy FPU State Restore

6/19/2018
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This week we examine a rather "mega" patch Tuesday, a nifty hack of Win10's Cortana, Microsoft's official "when do we patch" guidelines, the continuing tweaking of web browser behavior for our sanity, a widespread Windows 10 rootkit, the resurgence of the Satori IoT botnet, clipboard monitoring malware, a forthcoming change in Chrome's extensions policy, hacking apparent download counts on the Android store, some miscellany, an update on the status of Spectre & Meltdown... and yes, yet...

Duration:02:18:08

SN 667: Zippity Do... or Don't

6/12/2018
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This week we update again on VPNFilter, look at another new emerging threat, check in on Drupalgeddon2, examine a very troubling remote Android vulnerability under active wormable exploitation, take stock of Cisco's multiple firmware backdoors, look at a new cryptomining strategy, the evolution of Russian state-sponsored cybercrime, a genealogy service that lost its user database, ongoing Russian censorship, another Adobe FLASH mess, and a check-in on how Marcus Hutchins is doing. Then...

Duration:02:05:21

SN 666: Certificate Transparency

6/5/2018
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This week we discuss yesterday's further good privacy news from Apple, the continuation of VPNFilter, an extremely clever web browser cross-site information leakage side-channel attack, Microsoft Research's fork of OpenVPN for security in a post-quantum world, Microsoft drops the ball on a 0-day remote code execution vulnerability in JScript, Valve finally patches a longstanding and very potent RCE vulnerability, Redis caching servers continue to be in serious trouble, a previously...

Duration:02:03:03

SN 665: VPNFilter

5/29/2018
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This week we discuss Oracle's planned end of serialization, Ghostery's GDPR faux paus, the emergence of a clever new banking Trojan, Amazon Echo and the case of the Fuzzy Match, more welcome movement from Mozilla, yet another steganographic hideout, an actual real-world appearance of HTTP Error 418 (I'm a Teapot!), the hype over Z-Wave's Z-Shave, and a deep dive into the half a million strong VPNFilter botnet. We invite you to read our show notes. Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo...

Duration:01:56:39

SN 664: SpectreNG Revealed

5/22/2018
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This week we examine the recent flaws discovered in the secure Signal messaging app for desktops, the rise in DNS router hijacking, another seriously flawed consumer router family, Microsoft Spectre patches for Win10's April 2018 feature update, the threat of voice assistant spoofing attacks, the evolving security of HTTP, still more new trouble with GPON routers, Facebook's Android app mistake, BMW's 14 security flaws and some fun miscellany. Then we examine the news of the...

Duration:01:48:02

SN 663: Ultra-Clever Attacks

5/15/2018
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This week we will examine two incredibly clever, new (and bad) attacks named eFail and Throwhammer. But first we catchup on the rest of the past week's security and privacy news, including the evolution of UPnProxy, a worrisome flaw discovered in a very popular web development platform, the 1st anniversary of EternalBlue, the exploitation of those GPON routers, this week's disgusting security head shaker, a summary of the RSA conference's security practices survey, the appearance of...

Duration:01:41:26

SN 662: Spectre - NextGen

5/8/2018
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This week we begin by updating the status of several ongoing security stories: Russia vs Telegram, DrupalGeddon2, and the return of RowHammer. We will conclude with MAJOR new bad news related to Spectre. We also have a new cryptomalware, Twitter's in-the-clear passwords mistake, New Android 'P' security features, a crazy service for GDPR compliance, Firefox's sponsored content plan, another million routers being attacked, More deliberately compromised JavaScript found in the wild, a new...

Duration:01:54:41

SN 661: Securing Connected Things

5/1/2018
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Windows 10 got a new spring in its step, Microsoft further patches Intel microcode, even the UK's NHS plans to update, another hack of modern connected autos, Oracle's botched WebLogic patch, an interesting BSOD-on-demand Windows hack, a PDF credentials theft hack (which Adobe won't fix), your Echo may be listening to you, a powerful Hotel keycard hack, a bit of errata and feedback, and a discussion of another Microsoft-driven security initiative. We invite you to read our show...

Duration:02:10:49

SN 660: Azure Sphere

4/24/2018
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This week we discuss Drupalgeddon2 continuing to unfold right on plan, the Orangeworm takes aim at medical equipment and companies, the FDA moves forward on requiring device updates, Microsoft leads a new Cybersecurity Tech Accord, another instance of loud noises and hard drives not mixing, considerations for naming your WiFi network, the unappreciated needs of consumer routers, Google's new unencrypted messaging app push, Amazon pulls the trigger on "in-car" package delivery, the first...

Duration:02:09:44

SN 659: Never a Dull Moment

4/17/2018
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This week we discuss AMD's release of their long-awaited Spectre variant 2 microcode patches, the end of Telegram messenger in Russia, the on-time arrival of Drupalgeddon2, Firefox and TLS v1.3, the new and widespread UPnProxy attacks, Microsoft's reversal on no longer providing Windows security updates without A/V installed, Google Chrome's decision to prematurely remove HTTP cookies, the Android "patch gap", renewed worries over old and insecure Bitcoin crypto, new attacks on old IIS,...

Duration:01:45:25

SN 658: Deprecating TLS 1.0 & 1.1

4/10/2018
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This week we discuss Intel's big Spectre microcode announcement, Telegram is not long for Russia, the US law enforcement's continuing push for "lawful decryption", more state-level net neutrality news, Win10's replacement for "Disk Cleanup", a bug bounty policy update, some follow-up to last week's Quad-1 DNS conversation, why clocks had been running slow throughout Europe... then a look at the deprecation of earlier version of TLS and a big Cisco mistake. We invite you to read our show...

Duration:01:55:54

SN 657: ProtonMail

4/3/2018
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This week we discuss "DrupalGeddon2", Cloudflare's new DNS offering, a reminder about GRC's DNS Benchmark, Microsoft's Meltdown meltdown, the persistent iOS QR Code flaw and its long-awaited v11.3 update, another VPN user IP leak, more bug bounty news, an ill-fated-seeming new eMail initiative, Free electricity, a policy change at Google's Chrome store, another "please change your passwords" after another website breach, a bit of miscellany, a heart-warming SpinRite report, some closing...

Duration:01:59:02