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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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SN 801: Out With The Old - SolarWinds Smoking Gun, Signal Influx of WhatsApp Users, Male Chastity Cage

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 9:00pm

SolarWinds smoking gun, Signal influx of WhatsApp users, male chastity cage.

  • Firefox and Chromium updates address remote system take over bugs.
  • Tenable researchers reported a critical Chromium bug.
  • What Firefox's backspace key does and should do.
  • How Ryuk malware operations netted $150 million via cryptocurrency exchange.
  • Intel: A triumph of marketing over technology.
  • The strange case of the Male Chastity Cage.
  • A SolarWinds smoking gun? "Sunburst backdoor."
  • A class action lawsuit filed by shareholders of SolarWinds stock.
  • The "Krebs Stamos Group"
  • Zyxel security endpoints under attack.
  • WhatsApp revises their privacy policy.
  • Signal sees a mass influx of WhatsApp users.
  • Out with the old: A look at the history of SpinRite code.

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-801-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 800: SolarBlizzard - SolarWinds' Orion Software, Swatting Goes IoT, PHP Zend Framework Vulnerability

Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:00pm

SolarWinds' Orion software, swatting goes IoT, PHP Zend Framework vulnerability.

  • Chrome struggles with A/V pre-scan file locking.
  • Zyxel security products protected by a single redundant password.
  • How Swatters are using IoT devices to increase the terror.
  • A new serious problem in the PHP Zend Framework on WordPress.
  • Bitcoin woes as value reaches new peaks.
  • ReadSpeed, SSD's, and SpinRite.
  • A new flaw discovered in SolarWinds' Orion software.

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-800-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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SN 799: Sunburst & Supernova - Ransomware Task Force, Chrome 87, Firefox Caches, Preserving Flash Video

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 8:30pm

Ransomware Task Force, Chrome 87, Firefox caches, preserving Flash video.

  • Chrome 87 backs away from Insecure Form Warnings.
  • Firefox to begin partitioning its caches.
  • Browsers say no to Kazakhstan again.
  • Announcing the RTF - The Ransomware Task Force.
  • 5 million WordPress sites in critical danger.
  • Treck's TCP/IO stack strikes again!
  • Preserving Flash content online.
  • SpinRite: ReadSpeed is ready!
  • InitDisk is at release 5.
  • Numerous updates on SolarWind, Sunburst, and Supernova.

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-799-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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