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Security Now, podcast 700

SN 700: 700 and Counting!
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:58 PM

Security Now (Audio)

• Chrome gets “spell-check for URLs”
• Catch up on your Linux patch up!
• Performance enhancements for Chrome and FireFox.
• Facebook must really like being in the doghouse.
• The Japanese government takes on IoT security.
• Ubiquity routers are in trouble again.
• Chrome “Never Slow” mode in the works.

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.

Sponsors:

• FreshBooks.com/securitynow
• LastPass.com/twit
• securitynow.cachefly.com

Media files
sn0700.mp3
(audio/mpeg, 58.3 MB)
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SN 699: Browser Extension Security

SN 699: Browser Extension Security

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:18 PM

Security Now (Audio)

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• The expressive power of the social media friends we keep
• The persistent DNS hijacking campaign which has the US Government quite concerned
• Last week’s iOS and macOS updates (and doubtless another one very soon!)
• A valiant effort to take down malware distribution domains
• Chrome catching up to IE and Firefox with drive-by file downloads
• Two particularly worrisome vulnerabilities in two Cisco router models publicly disclosed last Friday
• The state of the industry and the consequences of extensions to our web browsers.

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.

Sounds like another packed show, and I’m looking forward to it. This should be fun.

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Tech podcast 305

RSS and mixcloud have the show.


Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 305 of the tech series. On this podcast, I talk about the domain name system in the first segment. There is a very interesting issue that was recently disclosed, however, it isn’t so bad unless you give your credentials out to someone you don’t trust. Alert (AA19-024A) was posted to the blog which links directly to the advisory. Other news articles also talk about this as well as Security Now’s Steve Gibson. Pure Nature and the Ralphs Supermarket app are also demoed. The podcast will last you about an hour and 40 minutes and I hope you enjoy this extended program. Thanks for listening, and make it a great day!

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Security Now, podcast 698

SN 698: Which Mobile VPN Client?
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:01 PM

• Which is the right VPN client for Android, and which should you avoid at all costs?
• A very worrisome WiFi bug affecting billions of devices
• Hack a Tesla Model 3 at Pwn2Own
• Russia’s ongoing, failing and flailing efforts to control the Internet
• The return of the Anubis Android banking malware
• Google’s changing policy for phone and SMS App access
• Tim Cook’s note in TIME Magazine
• News of a nice Facebook Ad auditing page
• Another Cisco default password nightmare in widely used lower-end devices

Sounds like this is going to be a packed show. I can’t wait!

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Technology podcast 304 now out!

We are releasing podcast 304 of the tech podcast. RSS and Mixcloud has copies. For 7 days: File Mail will have this file up. It says its anonymous, but its mine. I wanted to see the linking option since you can have an email sent and also a link only. Show notes are below.


Welcome to podcast 304 of the technology blog and podcast series. Philmore Productions is back in the spotlight, this time, a very interesting voice mail saying that he’s getting a T1 update, but yet, you tell me if he’s describing voice ovr ip. I got a very interesting phone call, this happened in the middle of my blog post typing, so i stopped to answer the phone. The phone call didn’t identify itself from a company, but yet, went on to talk about the fact I was due 0 percent APR if I acted immediately. I talk about news notes, and things of interest that I’ve read including an article that was very interesting in court cases and jail time. Also, File Mail is a service that was discussed briefly from Security Now. Dice World has an update of interest, and of course contact information is available at the end of the program. I hope that you enjoy the program as much as I have putting it together for you. The program lasts 74 minutes.

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Tech podcast 303

RSS has this as well as Mixcloud. Enjoy!


Here are the show notes.


Hello folks, welcome to podcast 303 of the technology blog and podcast series.

I’d like to start the podcast with something that came across my desk. This first segment deals with Swatting, and its a very interesting topic as now we’ve got a very interesting story that has a happy ending. Facebook cybersecurity exec victim of swatting call is the name of the article that sparked this discussion. When I retweeted this article, I got some likes and a conversation from someone who has been effected by swatting. The individual, whom I’m not naming talked to me about some things he’s been doing to learn, and he wrote an article A decidedly creepy story of how social media can impact your life. I told him my story of someone who had been wanting information from me, but yet, that individual was talked about on my podcast, and had to serve some time. He was able to gather that I’m blind, however, that isn’t top secret as its posted on my personal page, among other places as well. I sent some related articles his way which were written by me: Bullying, Is This Just a Disability Problem? and Can Social Media Really Be Bad for You? People need to think about their actions no matter whether they were targets of social engineering or swatting, both can have their own consequences. I think we really need to continue the conversation, and I’d love to hear from you on ways to curve the swatting and social engineering epidemic that has plagued us for way too long. Knowing that swatting has been a dacades long problem as of late isn’t going to make me feel better, thats for sure.

Next, I found someone with an interesting braille question, dealing with a contraction we’ve known for the longest time. While the contraction in question has not changed from English American Braille to Unified English Braille, the question was asked why the word here was spelled out with the “er” contraction and not the “dot 5, h” as we were taught. I’m curious on whether we have found an issue with the book with an error, or whether it was written that way by someone who doesn’t know the rules? I’m not going to speculate, but I’m putting it out there.

Next, Marty at Blindfold Games comes on the podcast to discuss his company Objective Education. I talk to him about some of the popular games, some that have dropped off, and about the new company. He gives his contact information at the end of that segment.

Finally, contact information as a whole, and a teaser on whats coming up on the next available podcast.

The podcast runs you 76 minutes, and I hope you enjoy! Thanks for listening!

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Tech podcast 302

Tech podcast 302 is on our RSS feed for those who want it. I will make sure it gets on Mixcloud. In the meantime, I want to put up the show notes which you can see through the RSS already. Sorry for getting the show notes up late, I’ll do better next time.


Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 302 of Jared’s technology blog and podcast series. How many of you know about Live Wire and its sister system Ground Zero? If you don’t, I have a short segment in regards to both, and include Live Wire’s web site for you to go peruse its offerings. Next, BevMo payment breach affects thousands, with researchers pointing to Magecart is talked about, but yet, BevMo did the best they could. Next, Skype has some changes, and a potential bug that happened to me could happen to you. Finally, lesson 8 of the braille transcription course, and reading with Braille 2000 with JFW is demoed, as there is something that I’ve found that isn’t a show stopper, but yet, I’ve provided the file to Braille 2000 for their review and hopeful resolution. Contact information is at the end, and please feel free to utalize it. Thanks for reading the show notes, and enjoy your day!


I hope you enjoy the show as much as I have putting it together for you.

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Security Now, podcast 696

SN 696: Here Comes 2019!
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:05 PM

Security Now (Audio)

list of 8 items
• The NSA announces the forthcoming release of an internal powerful reverse-engineering tool for examining and understanding other people’s code.
• Emergency out-of-cycle patches from both Adobe and Microsoft.
• PewDiePie hacker strikes again.
• Prolific 0-day dropper SandboxEscaper ruffles some feathers.
• A new effort by the US government to educate industry about the risks of Cyber attacks.
• Welcome news on the ransomware front.
• VERY welcome news of a new Windows 10 feature.
• A note about a just-published side-channel attack on OS page caches.
list end

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.

Sponsors:

list of 3 items
• LastPass.com/twit
• securitynow.cachefly.com
• FreshBooks.com/securitynow
list end
Media files
sn0696.mp3
(audio/mpeg, 49.5 MB)

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Tech podcast 301

On this extended edition, the podcast has some lengthy segments. We ask you what we should cover. Question, are you keeping up with your finances? News notes, what else did we miss? The San Diego school District got breached, the tech blog links to the breach via an article. Finally, our predictions and how things have changed through the years. Contact information is available at the end of the podcast, and the podcast is extended running an hour and 40 minutes (100 minutes) long. Thanks for listening!

RSS
Mix Cloud

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Security Now, podcast 695 for Christmas Day

SN 695: Our Best of 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018, 1:00 PM

Security Now (Audio)

The Best of Security Now from 2018!

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.

Sponsor:

list of 1 items
• securitynow.cachefly.com
list end
Media files
sn0695.mp3
(audio/mpeg, 82.9 MB)

RSS

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Tech podcast 300: lots of short items

RSS and Mixcloud have the podcast.

Meet a bomb threat person who also does Denial of Service attacks as the first segment talks about an article entitled Bomb Threat Hoaxer, DDos Boss Gets 3 Years which comes from Krebs on Security. We also have a braille transcription update in regards to my grade on lesson 7. I also have a landscape for the podcast, recapping the last several years, how things haven’t changed, but yet, we must press on talking about the things that must get out including breaches, and my thoughts on those too. All of this on a packed podcast. This is tentitively the last podcast of the year, unless something breaks where we need to get the info out. Until the next podcast, make it a great day.

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Security Now, podcast 693

Security Now, podcast 693 is out. Here are the notations.


SN 693: Internal Bug Discovery
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 6:56 PM

Security Now (Audio)

list of 8 items
• Australia’s recently passed anti-encryption legislation
• Details of a couple more mega-breaches including a bit of Marriott follow-up
• A welcome call for legislation from Microsoft
• A new twist on online advertising click fraud
• The DHS is interested in deanonymizing cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin
• The changing landscape of TOR funding
• An entirely foreseeable disaster with a new Internet IoT-oriented protocol
• Google finds bugs in Google+ and acts responsibly — again — what that suggests for everyone else
list end

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.

Sponsors:

list of 3 items
• ITPro.TV/securitynow – use code: SN30
• expressvpn.com/securitynow
• canary.tools/twit – use code: TWIT
list end


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Security Now, podcast 692

Hi all,

I haven’t done this in awhile, I have off and on again talked about Security Now podcasts and their release. I’d like to start doing that again, and they have definitely changed the way the notes are done, so this aught to get interesting.

The name of the podcast is GPU RAM Image which is going to be discussed at the end of the program. Here are the notes.


• Another Lenovo SuperFish-style local security certificate screw up
• The Marriott breach and several other new, large and high-profile secure breach incidents
• The inevitable evolution of exploitation of publicly exposed UPnP router services
• The emergence of “Printer Spam”
• How well does ransomware pay? We have an idea now.
• The story of two iOS scam apps
• Progress on the DNS over HTTPS front
• Rumors that Microsoft is abandoning their EdgeHTML engine in favor of Chromium We also have a bit of
• A Cyber Security related Humble Book Bundle just in time for Christmas
• Some new research that reveals that it’s possible to recover pieces of web browser page images that have been previously viewed.

This sounds like its going to be a lot of fun. Did you listen to the podcast? Get links to things through the RSS feed as well s the last 10 or so episodes. Enjoy!

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Technology podcast 299 is now available

Hi all, the technology podcast is on the RSS feed and mix cloud for everyone to enjoy. The show notes are short, but sweet.

Before I put those show notes in to the posting, the next podcast will be our 300th. What do you guys want covered for our 300th podcast? I’m probably getting a segment, I’ve got something else in mind, but what else would you want?


On this podcast, two files for braille transcription, weather stuff, and some news on the recent breaches that have come across my desk. Also, FTP and the web browsers get an update, that is, its going away.


Enjoy the podcast!

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Microsoft Killing Edge? A podcast has the details

Hi folks, I was tipped off to some news that Chromium was going to be the new norm for Microsoft. I’ve not luistened to this yet, but the video which includes Paul T. and Andrew is linked for you to check out. This could be huge! I know Edge hasn’t been very accessible, and steps were made to make it better, however, I’ve not used it at all. I think the times I’ve opened it, navigation wasn’t working with JFW, but I honestly don’t know how it works. This could be very interesting. Anyone hear of the news, and what did you think?

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tech podcast 298 is now out!

I’ve decided to go non-TTS, and that may be a bad idea since I’ve been diagnosed. the podcast is on the RSS is the only place right now the program is on. It should be on mixcloud very soon.


On this podcast, a cautionary tale in regards to a credit card situation, the braille transcription course is talked about in a multi part series, and blind alive news.

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technology podcast 297: lots of newsy stuff

The RSS feed and mixcloud have the show up. I’ve also caught up the mixcloud, and there may be some duplicates. Below, please find the show notes.


Hello everyone, my name is Jared, and I want to take this opportunity to welcome each and every one of you to my technology podcast. On this edition of the podcast, I have lots of news type items including domain registration news, Aira, of course a braille transcription course update, and other newsy types of things.

The following are links to various items that I thought should be linked for you to read at your own time.

The program lasts 64 minutes. Contact information is available at the end of the program. Thanks for listening, and enjoy your stay!

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Technology podcast 296: Braille Transcription, and news notes items

The RSS feed located at this link has the file. I still need to get the Mixcloud updated, but the RSS continues to be updated. Here are the show notes.


On this edition of the podcast, braille transcription takes a different turn, where I discuss my struggles and show you what was going on. Talk about work arounds, and other things of interest. One of the things that I talk about is the information about the program I chose, Braille 2000 which is done in such a way, where it could be considered true WYSIWYG. I talk about other programs, but since I don’t know much about one, and have used little of the other, I do mention them by name. I also have news notes items as well. One of the items effects the mac, whereby, you must be using a crypto wallet, and a very specific one. Spam campaign targets Exodus Mac Users is the article referenced in the second news notes file. I hope you enjoy the program as much as I have putting it together for you.

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Tech podcast 295: Trick Bot is back, Philmore Productions in the spotlight, and lots more

The RSS feed is processing the show right now, and I hope you enjoy the show.

Below, please find the show notes.


Hello folks, welcome to podcast 295 of the Technology blog and podcast series, I’m Jared Rimer. We’re packed with a wide variety of stuff. We’ve also got several articles that complement the podcast content for you.

  • IOS 12.1 is out. blog post from the tech blog links to the apple vis post where you can read more.
  • What do you get when you update a banking trojan that we’ve not heard from in a long time? The banking trojan is trick bot, and its packed with new features. Trickbot Shows Off New Trick: Password Grabber Module comes from Trend Micro.
  • 30 years ago, someone released a program to do something. It lead to what we now know as Ddos. 30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges is the article, and it was quite interesting.
  • This Stuck in traffic video from last month talks about Ransomware. It is back in the news, as I saw an article from Trend Micro that says that we are on the decline, but yet, we could see an increase in Ransomware in the future. This blog post leads to the article from Trend Micro that discusses this.
  • Philmore productions must love the negative press. In podcasts 212 and 213, a big time issue was talked about, and it was downplayed as not a big deal. Instead, the people who talked about the issue were trashed, and one of them was called when they talked to me non the phone. This time, I hear about a story where someone wanted to cancel service, but yet, someone else was braught up in a term the company uses called “dirty pool.” This blog post is an article I pened in regards to that issue.
  • SMS is short for short message service. This is how we send and receive messages via the cellular network. Its now being used for profit in an article Krebs on Security pened entitled SMS Phishing + Cardless ATM = Profit and while it isn’t new, its becoming more prevelant. This is quite interesting.

The podcast lasts you 76 minutes in length. I hope you enjoy the program, and I’ll see you on another edition. Thanks for listening!

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Technology podcast 294: Braille Transcription, Yahoo! paying millions, and Rutgers University in the news

The RSS feed is in the processing phase of this packed 60 plus minute episode which is number 294 of the podcast series.

I’ll be uploading to mixcloud podcasts 290-94 later on, I know I’ve been neglecting that for this podcast, and I bet people are wondering if I’m still among the podcasting living over there.

Below, please find the show notes with links to various articles as discussed within this episode.


Hello everyone. Welcome to podcast number 294 of the technology blog and podcast series. We’re packed with two braille transcription segments, one talking about Unified English Braille changes that I’m learning as part of taking the braille transcription course. The 2nd file that talks about the transcription aspect of things talk about my report for lesson 3, something that may actually happen to anything, including some oversite issues.

Between the two files, we’ve got Yahoo! having to pay a large amount of money for dealing with their breach issues, and Rutgers University has an update in regards to a story with an interesting technological aspect. This has nothing to do with the 8 football players that got arrested or suspended by the law or school due to the bitcoin issues with putting money on a school card. Our contact information is at the end of the program.

We’ve got articles to which you may want to read as part of today’s program. They’re linked below.

Thanks so much for listening, and remember to leave that feedback. It is important. I want to know what you think.

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