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SN 650: CryptoCurrency Antics

Security Now - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:25pm

This week we discuss today's preempted 2nd Tuesday of the month, slow progress on the Intel Spectre firmware update front, a worse-than-originally-thought Cisco firewall appliance vulnerability, the unsuspected threat of hovering hacking drones, hacking at the Winter Olympics, Kaspersky's continuing unhappiness, the historic leak of Apple's iOS boot source code, a critical WiFi update for some Lenovo laptop users, a glitch at Wordpress, a butt of miscellany -- including a passwords rap -- some closing-the-loop feedback from our listeners... and then a look at a handful of CryptoCurrency Antics.

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 649: Meltdown & Spectre Emerge

Security Now - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 7:56pm

This week we observe that the Net Neutrality battle is actually FAR from lost, ComputerWorld's Woody Leonard enumerates a crazy January of updates, "EternalBlue" is turning out to be far more eternal than we'd wish, will Flash EVER die? A new 0-day Flash exploit in the wild, what happens when you combine Shodan with Metasploit?, Firefox 59 takes another privacy enhancing step forward, a questionable means of sneaking data between systems, another fun SpinRite report from the field, some closing the loop feedback from our listeners, and a look at the early emergence of Meltdown and Spectre exploits appearing in the wild.

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SN 648: Post Spectre?

Security Now - Tue, 01/30/2018 - 6:52pm

This week we discuss continuing Spectre updates, how not to treat Tavis Ormandy, a popular dating app where you'd really hope for HTTPS but be surprised to find it missing, the unintended consequences of global posting of fitness tracking data, gearing up (or not) for this year's voting machine hack'fest, another record broken by a cryptocurrency exchange heist, bad ads and fake ads, the unclear fate of the BSD operating systems, a caution about Dark Caracal's CrossRAT Trojan, another way to skin the Net Neutrality cat, a bit of errata and miscellany, one of the best SpinRite testimonials in a long time, and some closing the loop feedback from our terrific listeners.

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SN 647: The Dark Caracal

Security Now - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 7:32pm

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities continue to dominate the week's news. So we'll first catch up with what's new there, then discuss the new Net Neutrality violation detection apps that are starting to appear, a new app and browser plug from the search privacy provider DuckDuckGo, a bit of welcome news from Apple's Tim Cook about their planned response to the iPhone battery-life and performance debacle, a bit of errata and some feedback from our terrific listeners. Then we take a look into a state-level, state-sponsored, worldwide, decade-long cyber espionage campaign which the EFF and Lookout Security have dubbed: Dark Caracal.

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