Security Now (Video HI)

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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      episode 646: The InSpectre


      This week we discuss more trouble with Intel's AMT, what does Skype's use of Signal really mean, the UK's data protection legislation gives researchers a bit of relief, the continuing winding down of HTTP, "progress" on the development of Meltdown attacks, Google successfully tackles the hardest-to-fix Spectre concern with a Return Trampoline, some closing the loop feedback with our terrific listeners, and the evolving landscape of Meltdown and Spectre, including Steve's just completed...


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      episode 645: The Speculation Meltdown


      This week, before we focus upon the industry-wide catastrophe enabled by precisely timing the instructed execution of all contemporary high-performance processor architectures... we examine a change in Microsoft's policy regarding non-Microsoft A/V systems, Firefox Quantum's performance when tracking protections are enabled, the very worrisome hard-coding backdoors in ten of Western Digital's MyCloud drives, and if at first (WEP) and at second (WPA) and at third (WPA2) and at forth...


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      episode 644: NSA Fingerprints


      This week we discuss a new clever and disheartening abuse of our browser's handy-dandy username and password autofill, some recent and frantic scurrying around by many OS kernel developers, a just-released MacOS 0 day allowing full local system compromise, another massively popular router falls to the IoT botnets, even high-quality IoT devices have problems, the evolution of adblocking and countermeasures, an important update for Mozilla's Thunderbird, a bit of miscellany, listener...


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      episode 643: The Story of Bitcoin


      In this special rebroadcast of Security Now from February 9, 2011, Steve Gibson explains, in detail, exactly how Bitcoin works.

      Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

      Guest: Tom Merritt

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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...


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      episode 642: BGP


      This week we examine how Estonia handled the Infineon crypto bug, two additional consequences of the pressure to maliciously mine cryptocurrency, 0-day exploits in the popular vBulletin forum system, Mozilla in the doghouse over Mr. Robot, Win10's insecure password manager mistake, when legacy protocol comes back to bite us, hole to bulk-steal any Chrome user's entire stored password vault... and we finally know where and why the uber-potent Mirai botnet was created, and by whom. We also...


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       2017-12-20

      episode 641: The iOS Security Trade-off


      This week we discuss the details behind the "USB / JTAG takeover" of Intel's Management Engine, a rare Project Zero discovery, Microsoft's well-meaning but ill-tested IoT security project, troubles with EV certs, various Cryptocurrency woes, a clever DNS spoofing detection system, a terrific guide to setting up the EdgeRouterX for network segmentation, last week's emergency out-of-cycle patch from Microsoft, a mitigated vulnerability in Apple's Homekit, Valve's ending of Bitcoin for...


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      2h12m
       2017-12-13

      episode 640: More News & Feedback


      This week we discuss the long-awaited end of StartCom & StartSSL, inside last week's macOS passwordless root account access and problems with Apple's patches, the question of Apple allowing 3D facial data access to apps, Facebook's new and controversial use of camera images, in-the-wild exploitation of one of last month's patched Windows vulnerabilities, an annoying evolution in browser-based cryptocurrency mining, exploitation of Unicode in email headers, Google's advancing...


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      1h56m
       2017-12-06

      episode 639: News & Feedback


      This week we discuss a new bad bug found in the majority of SMTP mailing agents, 54 high-end HP printers found to be remotely exploitable, more than 3/4ths of 433,000 websites are using vulnerable JavaScript libraries, horrible free security software, some additional welcome Firefox news, a bit of errata, some fun miscellany, and a BUNCH of feedback from our listeners including reactions to last week's Quad 9 recommendation.

      We invite you to read the show notes.

      Hosts:...


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      2h19m
       2017-11-29

      episode 638: Quad Nine


      This week we discuss Windows having a birthday, Net Neutrality about to succumb to big business despite a valiant battle, Intel's response to the horrifying JTAG over USB discovery, another surprising AWS public bucket discovery, Android phones caught sending position data when all permissions are denied, many websites found to be watching their visitors' actions, more Infineon ID card upset, the return of BlueBorne, a new arrival to our "Well... THAT didn't take long" department, speedy...


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      1h50m
       2017-11-22

      episode 637: Schneier on Equifax


      This week we discuss why Steve won't be relying upon Face ID for security, a clever new hack of longstanding NTFS and Windows behavior, the Vault8 WikiLeaks news, the predictable resurgence of the consumer device encryption battle, a new and clever data ex-filtration technique, new anti-Malware features coming to Chrome, an unbelievable discovery about access to the IME in Skylake and subsequent Intel chipsets, a look at who's doing the unauthorized cryptomining, WebAssembly is ready for...


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      2h23m
       2017-11-15