Showing posts with label Security Now. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Security Now. Show all posts

June 21, 2017

June 14, 2017

Social Media Comments Stealthily Forwards Malware

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson and Fr. Robert Ballecer discusses malware hiding in social media communications.

May 25, 2017

Who Is Malware Tech?

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MalwareTech, the security researcher who inadvertently stopped the first wave of WannaCry attacks, has not enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame.

May 24, 2017

The PATCH Act Will Not Fix Malware

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A Bi-partisan group of U.S congressmen have introduced the "Protecting our Ability To Counter Hacking Act of 2017."

May 17, 2017

How WannaCry Ransomware Works

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson goes through the recent WannaCry attack and explains exactly what happened, how it happened, and why.

May 10, 2017

Mysterious "Vigilante Botnet"

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The so-called Hajime botnet is extremely well-designed and sophisticated with a robustness and feature set that surpasses its overtly-malicious rivals.

SMS Two Factor Authentication Hack

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In January, attackers exploited well-known SS7 weaknesses to bypass two-factor authentication banks used to prevent unauthorized withdrawals from online accounts.

May 3, 2017

Exploit In 2008+ Intel Platforms

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A remote security exploit has been discovered for the Intel Management Engine, a secret, powerful control mechanism that runs on a separate chip that no one is allowed to audit or examine.

April 27, 2017

Update Windows 7 On Latest Intel Chips

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson talks about a user-designed patch that allows Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

April 26, 2017

Google's New Ad Blocker For Chrome

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson talks about a Wall Street Journal article saying that Google is planning to add native ad-blocking to Chrome… and what exactly are abusive ads?

April 22, 2017

Insecure Government Hacking Tools

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson discusses the problems inherent in the insecure nature of the hacking tools developed by governments.

April 19, 2017

Fingerprint Readers Not So Secure

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson discusses the ins and outs of how fingerprint readers on our phones work, and why they might not be as secure as you think.

April 12, 2017

CIA Hacks Found In The Wild

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Symantec has said that past cyber attacks against at least 40 organizations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the Web publisher WikiLeaks.

April 5, 2017

Mysterious iOS Security Update

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After the massive iOS 10.3 security update, it seems that Apple missed one small bug.

90% Of Smart TVs Vulnerable To Hack

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson tells the public that ninety percent of smart televisions on the market are vulnerable to hacking.

March 23, 2017

How The Russians Hacked Yahoo

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The FBI has indicted four men — three Russians and one Canadian — with charges of hacking Yahoo, starting back in early 2014, to obtain access to half a billion Yahoo accounts.

March 1, 2017

Google Reveals Major Internet Explorer And Edge Flaw

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After giving Microsoft 90 days to fix the problem, Google publicly announced a “high-severity” flaw in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

February 22, 2017

Stealing A Used Connected Car

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson has a cautionary tale from the RSA Conference where a former car owner was still able to access his old connected car two years after he sold it.

January 31, 2017

Robot Outwits "I Am Not A Robot" Captcha

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In this episode of Security Now, Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte check out a video of a robot arm checking the "I'm not a robot" captcha.

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