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SN 744: VPN-geddon Denied

Security Now - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:56pm

This Week's Stories

  • Microsoft has started forcing feature updates on people who don't want them.
  • Bypass to continue obtaining Win7 updates created.
  • Microsoft's Project Verona continues moving forward.
  • Microsoft's RDP client for iOS is back.
  • Avast / AVG in the doghouse.
  • Making a mountain out of a VPN molehill.

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-744-Notes.pdf

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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SN 743: Android “StrandHogg”

Security Now - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 10:18pm

This Week's Stories

  • Everyone can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free with this trick
  • HP SSDs fail after 32768 hours
  • The EU is not happy about a possible US encryption ban
  • US government's formal permission to hack
  • 110 nursing homes have been crippled by a ransomware attack
  • Firefox is seriously pushing back on tracking signal leakage
  • New problems with Windows DLLs
  • The StrandHogg vulnerability

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-743-Notes.pdf

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 742: Pushing "DoH"

Security Now - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 10:40pm
  • The future of the Linux kernel underneath the Android OS
  • Inherent challenges presented by the nature of the Android ecosystem
  • VNC users: Time to update!
  • A welcome change to Twitter & SMS-based 2FA
  • A "foregone conclusion" to law enforcement's strategy to force password divulgence
  • Pre-announcement from Microsoft about DNS
  • Details of the emerging DoH protocol

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-742-Notes.pdf

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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SN 741: TPM-FAIL

Security Now - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 10:42pm
  • November's Patch Tuesday is the antepenultimate free Windows 7 update
  • CheckM8 & https://Checkra.in
  • GitHub launches Security Lab to boost open-source security
  • Warrantless searches of devices at US borders were just ruled unconstitutional
  • Another WhatsApp bug lets hackers quietly install spyware on your device
  • ZombieLoad v2
  • The ByteCode Alliance
  • http://tpm.fail/

We invite you to read our show notes at https://www.grc.com/sn/SN-741-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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