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SN 628: Equifax Fiasco

Security Now - Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:09am

This week we discuss last Friday's passing of our dear friend and colleague Jerry Pournelle, when AI is turned to evil purpose, whether and when Google's Chrome browser will warn of man in the middle attacks, why Google is apparently attempting to patent pieces of a compression technology they did not invent, another horrifying router vulnerability disclosure -- including ten 0-day vulnerabilities, an update on the sunsetting of Symantec's CA business unit, another worrying failure at Comodo, a few quick bits, an update on my one commercial product SpinRite, answering a closing the loop question from a listener, and a look at the Equifax fiasco.

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 627: Sharknado

Security Now - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:12am

(Although there are an unbelievable FIVE Sharknado movies, this will be the first and last time we use that title for a podcast!) This week we have another update on Marcus Hutchins, we discuss the validity of Wikileaks documents, the feasibility of rigorously proving software correctness, nearly half a million people need to get their body's firmware updated, another controversial CIA project exposed by Wikileaks, a careful analysis of the FCC's Title II Net Neutrality public comments comments, a neat two factor auth tracking site, the stupid patent of the month, an example of a vanity top level domain, a bit of errata, where did SpinRite come from?, and ... utterly unconscionable security mistakes made by AT&T in their line of U-Verse routers.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson

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SN 626: Shattering Trust

Security Now - Tue, 08/29/2017 - 6:53pm

This week we cover a bit of the ongoing drama surrounding Marcus Hutchins, examine a reported instance of interagency hacking, follow the evolving market for 0-day exploits, examine trouble arising from the continued use of a deprecated Apple security API, discover that Intel's controversial platform management engine can , after all, be disabled, look into another SMS attack, bring note to a nice looking TOTP authenticator, recommend an alternative to the shutting-down CrashPlan, deal with a bit of errata and miscellany, then we look into an interesting bit of research which invokes "The Wrath of Kahn".

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 625: Security Politics

Security Now - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:35pm

This week we discuss the continuing Marcus Hutchins drama, the disclosure of a potentially important Apple secret, a super-cool website and browser extension our listeners are going to appreciate, trouble with extension developers being targeted, a problem with the communication bus standard in every car, an important correction from Elcomsoft, two 0-days in Foxit's PDF products, Lava lamps for entropy, the forthcoming iOS 11 TouchID kill switch, very welcome Libsodium audit results, a mistake in AWS permissions, a refreshingly forthright security statement, a bit of errata, miscellany, and a few closing the loop bits from our terrific listeners!

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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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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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