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18 Aug 2018

Security Now (MP3)

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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 / 20:30 UTC.

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    SN 676: The Mega FaxSploit

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    This week we cover lots of discoveries revealed during last week's Black Hat 2018 and DEF CON 26 Las Vegas security conferences. Among them, 47 vulnerabilities across 25 Android smartphones, Android "Disk-In-The-Middle" attacks, Google tracking when asked not to, more Brazilian DLink router hijack hijinks, a backdoor found in VIA C3 processors, a trusted-client attack on WhatsApp, a macOS 0-day, a tasty new feature for Win10 Enterprise, a new Signal-based secure eMail service, Facebook's FIZZ TLS v1.3 library, another Let's Encrypt milestone, and then "FaxSploit" the most significant nightmare in recent history (FAR worse, I think, than any of the theoretical Spectre & Meltdown attacks).

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    Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

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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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  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    SN 675: New WiFi Password Attack

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    This week we discuss yet another new and diabolical router hack and attack, Reddit's discovery of SMS 2FA failure, WannaCry refuses to die, law enforcement's ample unused forensic resources, a new and very clever BGP-based attack, Windows 10 update dissatisfaction, Google advances their state-sponsored attack notifications, what is Google's project Dragonfly?, a highly effective and highly targeted Ransomware campaign, some closing-the-loop feedback from our listeners, and a breakthrough in hacking/attacking WiFi passwords.

    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.

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  • Posted on 08 Aug 2018

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    SN 674: Attacking Bluetooth Pairing

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    This week we examine still another new Spectre processor speculation attack, we look at the new "Death Botnet", the security of the US DoD websites, lots of Google Chrome news, a push by the US Senate toward more security, the emergence and threat of clone websites in other TLDs, more cryptocurrency mining bans, Google's Titan hardware security dongles, and we finish by examining the recently discovered flaw in the Bluetooth protocol which has device manufacturers and OS makers scrambling. (But do they really need to?)

    We invite you to read our show notes.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Steve Gibson

    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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  • Posted on 01 Aug 2018

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    SN 673: The Data Transfer Project

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    This week as we examine still another new Spectre processor speculation attack, some news on DRAM hammering attacks and mitigation, the consequences of freely available malware source code, the reemergence of concern over DNS rebinding attacks, Venmo's very public transaction log, more Russian shenanigans, the emergence of flash botnets, Apple continuing move of Chinese data to China, another (the 5th) Cisco secret backdoor found, an optional missing Windows patch from last week, a bit of Firefox news and piece of errata... and then we look at "The Data Transfer Project" which, I think, marks a major step of maturity for our industry.

    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.

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  • Posted on 25 Jul 2018

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    SN 672: All Up in Their Business

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    This week we look at even MORE, new, Spectre-related attacks, highlights from last Tuesday's monthly patch event, advances in GPS spoofing technology, GitHub's welcome help with security dependencies, Chrome's new (or forthcoming) "Site Isolation" feature, when hackers DO look behind the routers they commandeer, the consequences of deliberate BGP routing misbehavior... and reading between the lines of last Friday's DOJ indictment of the US 2016 election hacking by 12 Russian operatives -- the US appears to really have been "all up in their business."

    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.

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  • Posted on 18 Jul 2018

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