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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.

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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.

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Great combination of top-notch production, & great content

By #CanesFan305 - May 08 2020
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It’s pretty obvious to me that Leo is a consummate professional at his craft, & so is Steve. Both are a little quirky (which brings great personality to the podcast), and this duo present some very technical information while still managing to make it entertaining. Some here argue that the podcast is too long (that’s ok if you’re just looking to skim the surface of topics), but I enjoy the deep-dives, tangents, and all other aspects of the show during my commute to/from work (& even occasionally look into some of their sponsors that peak my interest). Bottom line is I Hope Steve changes his mind about ending the pod at episode 999 just so he doesn’t have to re-tool whatever counter he has to understand a 4-digit number, so that I can continue enjoying the content for many years to come!

Security Now is the first place to go for security news and advice.

By c60chemist - Apr 03 2020
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If you are willing to put some effort and time you can read all the news releases, and understand the details of the threats and mitigation. Most people don’t have that kind of time and training. Steve Gibson offers news and explanations, advice, and strategies. Steve is the reason I have a separate banking computer, a separate WiFi network for my IoT devices, and a hardware firewall. He explained WPA, WEP, WPS, DoH, DNSSEC. Yes I probably could have gotten all that on my own. But I didn’t. I learned it all from Steve. Do you have time to do all this on your own? Most people don’t. So you should listen to Steve.

iTunes Ratings

1467 Ratings
Average Ratings
1215
110
58
38
46

Great combination of top-notch production, & great content

By #CanesFan305 - May 08 2020
Read more
It’s pretty obvious to me that Leo is a consummate professional at his craft, & so is Steve. Both are a little quirky (which brings great personality to the podcast), and this duo present some very technical information while still managing to make it entertaining. Some here argue that the podcast is too long (that’s ok if you’re just looking to skim the surface of topics), but I enjoy the deep-dives, tangents, and all other aspects of the show during my commute to/from work (& even occasionally look into some of their sponsors that peak my interest). Bottom line is I Hope Steve changes his mind about ending the pod at episode 999 just so he doesn’t have to re-tool whatever counter he has to understand a 4-digit number, so that I can continue enjoying the content for many years to come!

Security Now is the first place to go for security news and advice.

By c60chemist - Apr 03 2020
Read more
If you are willing to put some effort and time you can read all the news releases, and understand the details of the threats and mitigation. Most people don’t have that kind of time and training. Steve Gibson offers news and explanations, advice, and strategies. Steve is the reason I have a separate banking computer, a separate WiFi network for my IoT devices, and a hardware firewall. He explained WPA, WEP, WPS, DoH, DNSSEC. Yes I probably could have gotten all that on my own. But I didn’t. I learned it all from Steve. Do you have time to do all this on your own? Most people don’t. So you should listen to Steve.
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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: SN 794: Cicada - Ongoing WordPress Attack, RCS Gets End-to-End Encryption

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Ongoing WordPress attack, RCS gets End-to-end encryption.

  • Chrome moves to release 87.
  • Explicit Publication of Privacy Practices.
  • Firefox 83 gets HTTPS-only Mode.
  • Mozilla seeks consultation on implementing DNS-over-HTTPS.
  • The comical announcement strategy of the Egregor Ransomware.
  • Large-scale attacks targeting Epsilon Framework Themes in WordPress.
  • Cybercrime gang installs hidden e-commerce stores on WordPress sites.
  • 245,000 Windows systems still vulnerable to BlueKeep RDP bug.
  • Google's Rich Communication Services is getting E2EE via Signal.
  • Cicada, a Chinese state-sponsored advanced persistent threat group.

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-794-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Jason Howell

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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Nov 25 2020

1hr 44mins

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Rank #2: SN 793: SAD DNS - Malicious Android Apps, Ransomware-as-a-Service

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Malicious Android apps, ransomware-as-a-service.

  • Where do most malicious Android apps come from?
  • SAD DNS is a revival of the classic DNS cache poisoning attack
  • How many Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) operations are there?
  • Ragnar Locker ransomware gang takes out a Facebook ad
  • Two more new 0-days revealed in Chrome
  • Last Tuesday, Microsoft fixed 112 known vulnerabilities in Microsoft products

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-793-Notes.pdf

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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Nov 18 2020

1hr 59mins

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Rank #3: SN 792: NAT Firewall Bypass - SlipStream NAT Firewall Bypass, MS Police Use Ring Doorbell Cams

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SlipStream NAT firewall bypass, MS Police use Ring doorbell cams.

  • Let's Encrypt's cross-signed root expires next year
  • Chrome updates on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android to remove 0-day vulnerability
  • Mattel, Compel, Capcom, and Campari fall to ransomware attacks
  • iOS 14.2 fixes three 0-day vulnerabilities
  • Introducing the Tianfu Cup: China's version of the Pwn2Own hacker competition
  • November's Patch Tuesday
  • The Great Encryption Dilemma hits Europe
  • Ring Doorbells to be tapped in a trial by local Police
  • WordPress plugins are a hot mess for security
  • SlipStream NAT Firewall Bypass

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-792-Notes.pdf

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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Nov 11 2020

1hr 54mins

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Rank #4: SN 791: Google's Root Program - Google One VPN, WordPress Update Fail, Windows 7 0-Day

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Google One VPN, WordPress update fail, Windows 7 0-Day.

  • A new 0-day in Win7 through Win10
  • A public service reminder from Microsoft
  • Google One adding an Android VPN
  • Vulnonym: Stop the Naming Madness!
  • WordPress fumbles an important update
  • Chrome's Root Program

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-791-Notes.pdf

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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Nov 04 2020

1hr 45mins

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Rank #5: SN 790: Top 25 Vulnerabilities - Chrome 0-Day, Edge for Linux, WordPress Loginizer

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Chrome 0-Day, Edge for Linux, WordPress Loginizer.

  • Top 25 Vulnerabilities
  • Critical 0-day in Chrome
  • Chrome 86 is now blocking slippery notifications
  • Site Isolation coming soon to Firefox
  • Microsoft's Chredge for Linux
  • WordPress Loginizer vulnerability

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-790-Notes.pdf

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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Oct 28 2020

1hr 43mins

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Rank #6: SN 789: Anatomy of a Ryuk Attack - Zoom End-to-End Encryption, Windows 10 God Mode, Manifest v3

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Zoom end-to-end encryption, Windows 10 god mode, Manifest v3.

  • Last Wednesday, Zoom announced that THIS week their 30-evaluation of end-to-end encrypted video conferencing would begin
  • How to enable Windows 10 "God Mode"
  • Edge to be updated with browser extensions "Manifest v3"
  • Last Tuesday Microsoft issued fixes for 87 security vulnerabilities - so, yeah, it was a slow month...
  • Your SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA) MUST be patched now!
  • Microsoft's two out-of-cycle patches
  • Anatomy of a Ryuk Attack

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-789-Notes.pdf

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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Oct 21 2020

1hr 51mins

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Rank #7: SN 788: Well Known URI's - Carnival Cruise Hack, ZeroLogon, Five Eyes vs Encryption

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Carnival Cruise hack, ZeroLogon, Five Eyes vs Encryption.

  • Chrome gets 86'd!
  • Carnival Cruise Line Hack
  • The largest company you've never heard of gets hit by ransomware hackers
  • No connection logs? In France, you go to jail!
  • Hacking the Apple
  • ZeroLogon, the FBI, DHS and our forthcoming election security
  • The revenge of DNT, as GPC, now enhanced with legislation
  • The Anti-E2EE drumbeat beats yet again

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-788-Notes.pdf

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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Oct 14 2020

2hr 3mins

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Rank #8: SN 787: Why Win7 Lives On - Android Security, Windows 7 Security, Microsoft Defender

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Android Security, Windows 7 Security, Microsoft Defender.

  • Google to get even more proactive about Android security
  • Why are people sticking with Windows 7?
  • And Google funds a JavaScript research engine
  • Microsoft Defender gets in Vitro Updating
  • WSL 2 (Windows Subsystem for Linux v2) completely bypasses the hosting Windows 10 firewall
  • Most Microsoft Exchange Servers remain unpatched after 9 eight months!
  • Cloudflare has just added a free web API firewall service for all customers
  • US Dept of the Treasury tightens up on Ransomware payments
  • UEFI Bootkits are becoming more mainstream

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-787-Notes.pdf

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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Oct 07 2020

1hr 54mins

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Rank #9: SN 786: ZeroLogon++ - Amazon Flying Security Cam, ZeroLogon on GitHub, Ransomware Roundup

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Amazon flying security cam, ZeroLogon on GitHub, ransomware roundup.

  • What could possibly go wrong: Amazon/Ring's autonomous flying home security webcam
  • Evil ransomware gang deposited $1 million of bitcoin in a hacker recruitment drive
  • Over this past weekend, Universal Health Services was hit by a huge Ryuk ransomware
  • One week ago, there were three ZeroLogon exploits on GitHub. Today there are more than fit on the first page of search results
  • Security Fixes in Chrome's v85.0.4183.121 Release
  • The VPN you choose DOES make a difference.
  • A "Ransomware Goldrush"

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-786-Notes.pdf

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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Sep 30 2020

2hr 3mins

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Rank #10: SN 785: Formal Verification - iOS 14 & Android 11 Security Features, DuckDuckGo Gets Big

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iOS 14 & Android 11 security features, DuckDuckGo gets big.

  • The most important iOS 14 privacy & security features
  • All of Android 11's new privacy & security features
  • DuckDuckGo usage growth goes exponential
  • LAN attack bug fixed in Firefox 79 for Android
  • Goodbye Forever Firefox Send and Notes... Oh, how we loved ye
  • Microsoft's catastrophic Zerologon vulnerability
  • Why we're headed toward formal verification of security protocols

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-785-Notes.pdf

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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Sep 23 2020

1hr 59mins

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