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Security Now!

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. Winner of the 2009 and 2007 people's choice award for best Technology/Science podcast. Records live at http://live.twit.tv/ every Tuesday at 1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET.... Show More

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October 22, 2019 126 min

  • Pixel 4 Face Unlock is so easy you can do it with your eyes closed!
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 fingerprint sensor can be foiled with a $3 screen protector.
  • The frenzy to turn CheckM8 into a consumer-friendly iOS jailbreak.
  • Steganography finds a new host file format.
  • Security display changes are coming to Firefox 70.
  • More on Microsoft's open source "ElectionGuard... Read more

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  • October 15, 2019 118 min

    This week's stories

  • A sobering reminder about supply chain attacks
  • Facebook's stance on end-to-end encryption raises official protests
  • UNIX's Co-Creator Ken Thompson's BSD UNIX Password Has Finally Been Cracked
  • Japanese stalker finds idol using reflections in her eyes
  • Americans and Digital Knowledge
  • OpenPGP being built into Mozilla's Thunderbird eMail clie... Read more

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  • October 8, 2019 123 min

  • Ransomware hits schools, hospitals, and hearing aid manufacturers
  • Sodinokibi: the latest advances in Ransomware-as-a-Service
  • Win7 Extended Security Updates are extended
  • A new Nasty 0-Day RCE in vBulletin
  • There's a new WannaCry in town
  • We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-735-Notes... Read more

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    October 1, 2019 122 min

    This Week's Stories

  • The latest state-of-the-art secure solutions for cross-device, cross-location device synchronization
  • Mozilla's recently announced plans to gradually and carefully bring DNS-over-HTTPS to all Firefox users in the US
  • The EFF weighs in on DNS-over-HTTPS
  • The 100% free VPN offering coming from our friends at Cloudflare
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    September 24, 2019 114 min

    This Week's Stories:

  • Cryptomining makes a comeback
  • The top three most attacked ports
  • Small office/home office (SOHO) routers and wireless access points: "SOHOpelessly Broken"
  • Chrome gets an emergency update, to 77.0.3865.90
  • 2019 CWE Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors
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    September 17, 2019 100 min

    This Week's Stories

  • SIMjacker allows attackers to hijack any phone just by sending it an SMS message.
  • Here comes iOS "Lucky" 13!
  • Chrome follows Mozilla to DoH with a twist.
  • Want to enable DoH in Chrome right now? You can, right now, if you wish.
  • Chrome stops showing Extended Validation certs in the URL bar.
  • Mozilla launches 'Firefox Private Network' VPN se... Read more

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  • September 9, 2019 115 min

    This week's stories:

  • Get rich quick spotting deepfakes!
  • A forced two-day recess of all schools in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • The case of a ransomware operator being too greedy
  • Apple's controversial response to Google's discovery of Chinese iOS hacks
  • Zerodium's new payout schedule and what it might mean.
  • The final full public disclosure of BlueKeep exploitation code Read more

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  • September 3, 2019 109 min

    This Week's Stories:

  • Google expands its bug bounty program
  • New bug bounty millionaires
  • Google's Project Zero group dropped a bomb on iOS
  • Ransomware attacks on local governments and businesses are on the rise
  • We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-730-Notes.pdf

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    August 27, 2019 132 min

    • Texas Ransomware Update
    • Remember that Kazakhstan cert?
    • The mixed-blessing of "wide open" source projects
    • RubyGems is in trouble again
    • Chrome to add data breach notification
    • iOS v12.4 updated quickly to 12.4.1
    • Next-gen ad privacy

    We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-7... Read more

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    August 20, 2019 123 min

  • Last Tuesday was another busy and important patch Tuesday
  • And speaking of Patch Tuesday... 3rd-Party A/V Strikes Again!
  • Kaspersky facilitates independent web tracking
  • So, what the heck is "CTF"?
  • 23 Government agencies in Texas were hit with a well-coordinated ransomware attack last Friday, August 16th
  • RIP, EV: The coming demise of Extended Validation (EV) certificates
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