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SN 624: Twelve and Counting

Security Now (MP3)

This week we have a Marcus Hutchins update, the backstory on the NIST's rewrite of their 15-year-old password guidance, can DNA be used to hack a computer? Can stop sign graffiti be used to misdirect autonomous vehicles?, the final nail in the WoSign/StartCom coffin, why we need global Internet policy treaties, this week in "researchers need protection", a VPN provider who is doing everything right, Elcomsoft's password manager cracker, a bit of errata and miscellany... and some closing the loop feedback from this podcast's terrific listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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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 623: Inching Forward

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss and look into DigiCert's acquisition of Symantec's certificate authority business unit, LogMeIn's LastPass Premium price hike, the troubling case of Marcus Hutchins' post-Defcon arrest, another instance of WannaCry-style SMBv1 propagation, this week's horrific IoT example, some hopeful IoT legislation, the consequences of rooting early Amazon Echoes, the drip drip drip of Wikileaks Vault 7 drips again, Mozilla's VERY interesting easy-to-use secure large file encrypted store and forward service, the need to know what your VPN service is really up to, a bit of errata, miscellany, and some closing-the-loop feedback from our always-attentive terrific listeners.

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! 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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 622: Hack the Vote

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This week we look at the expected DEF CON fallout including the hacking of US election voting machines, Microsoft's enhanced bug bounty program, the wormification of the Broadcom WiFi firmware flaw, the worries when autonomous AI agents begin speaking in their own language which we cannot understand, Apple's pulling VPN clients from its Chinese app store, a follow-up on iRobot's floor plan mapping intentions, some new on the Chrome browser front, the 18th Vault-7 Wikileaks dump, and some closing-the-loop feedback from our terrific podcast followers.

Read our show notes here.

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 621: Crypto Tension

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We start off this week with a fabulous picture of the week and for the first time in this podcast's 12-year history, our first quote of the week. Then we'll be discussing the chilling effects of arresting ethical hackers, the upcoming neutrality debate congressional hearing, something troubling encountered at McAfee.com, an entirely new IoT nightmare you couldn't have seen coming and just won't believe, the long-awaited Adobe Flash end-of-life schedule, welcome performance news for Firefox users, the FCC allocates new sensor spectrum for self driving cars, three bits of follow-up errata, a bit of miscellany, and then: "Crypto Tension" -- a careful look at the presently ongoing controversy surrounding the deliberate provisioning of passive eavesdropping decryption being seriously considered for inclusion in the forthcoming TLS v1.3 standard.

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! 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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 620: Calm Before the Storm

Security Now (MP3)

This week, while waiting for news from the upcoming BlackHat & DefCon conventions, we discuss another terrific security eBook bundle offer, a Net Neutrality follow-up, a MySpace account recovery surprise, another new feature coming to Win10, the wrongheadedness of paste-blocking web forms, Australia versus the laws of math, does an implanted pacemaker meet the self-incrimination exemption?, an updated worse-case crypto-future model, it's surprising what you can find at a flea market, another example of the consumer as the product, an SQRL technology update, and some closing-the-loop feedback from our terrific listeners.

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! 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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 619: All the Usual Suspects

Security Now (MP3)

This week we have all the usual suspects: Governments regulating their citizenry, evolving Internet standards, some brilliant new attack mitigations and some new side-channel attacks, browsers responding to negligent certificate authorities, specious tracking lawsuits, flying device jailbreaking, more IoT tomfoolery, this week's horrifying Android vulnerability, more Vault7 CIA Wikileaks, a great tip about controlling the Internet through DNS... and even more! In other words, all of the usual suspects! (And two weeks until our annual BlackHat exploit extravaganza!)

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! 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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 618: Research: Useful and Otherwise

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss another terrific NIST initiative, RSA crypto in a quantum computing world, Cisco's specious malware detection claims, the meaning of post-audit OpenVPN bug findings, worrisome bugs revealed in Intel's recent Skylake and KabyLake processors, the commercialization of a malware technique, WannyCry keeps resurfacing, LinkSys responds to the CIA's Vault7 CherryBomb firmware, another government reacts to encryption, the NSA's amazing Github repository, more news about HP printer auto-updating, a piece of errata, some miscellany, and some closing the loop feedback from our listeners.

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! 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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 617: When Governments React

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss France, Britain, Japan, Germany & Russia each veering around in their Crypto Crash Cars, Wikileaks' Vault7 reveals widespread CIA WiFi router penetration, why we can no longer travel with laptops, HP printer security insanity, how long are typical passwords?, Microsoft to kill off SMBv1, the all-time mega ransomware payout, Google to get into the whole-system backup business, hacking PCs with "Vape Pens", a bit of miscellany, and a bunch of Closing the Loop feedback with our terrific listeners.

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! 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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 616: Things Are Getting Worse

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss clever malware hiding its social media communications, the NSA documents the Russian election hacking two-factor authentication bypass, meanwhile, other Russian attackers leverage Google's own infrastructure to hide their spoofing, Tavis finds more problems in Microsoft's anti-malware protection, a cryptocurrency-stealing malware, more concerns over widespread Internet-connected camera design, malware found to be exploiting Intel's AMT motherboard features, the new danger of mouse cursor hovering, Apple's iCloud sync security claims, Azure changes their CA, a bunch of catch-up miscellany and a bit of closing the loop feedback from our listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.



SN 615: Legacy's Long Tail

Security Now (MP3)

This week we discuss an embarrassing high-profile breach of an online identity company, an over-hyped problem found in Linux's sudo command, the frightening software used by the UK's Trident nuclear missile submarine launch platforms, how emerging nations prevent high school test cheating, another lesson about the danger of SMS authentication codes, another worrisome SHODAN search result, high-penetration dangerous adware from a Chinese marketer, another "that's not a bug" bug in Chrome allowing websites to surreptitiously record audio and video without the user's knowledge, the foreseeable evolution of hybrid crypto-malware, the limp return of Google Contributor, Google continues to work on end-to-end eMail encryption, a follow-up on straight-to-voicemail policy, "Homomorphic Encryption" (what the heck is that?), and "closing the loop" follow up from recent discussions.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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.

Bandwidth for Security Now is provided by CacheFly.




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