Security Now

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 1:00pm PT/4:00pm ET.

February 18, 2014
#443: Sisyphus

Steve's original plan to explain Google's terrific innovations in web performance, known as "QUIC" were derailed by the overwhelmingly worrisome security news, so this week's podcast is pure, and rather sobering, news of the week.

February 11, 2014
#442: Q&A 183

Steve and Leo discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes.

February 4, 2014
#441: Password Policies

Steve and Leo examine research performed by Dashlane (makers of a password manager). They have researched and presented the current state of the Top100 web retailer's password policies.

January 28, 2014
#440: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 182

More point-of-sale malware news, overtrain Apple's TouchID for reliability, BlueTooth LE's pairing is "just broken" and more.

January 21, 2014
#439: Your Questions, Steve's Answers 181

Steve and Leo discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes.

January 14, 2014
#438: NSA's ANT

After catching up with another busy week of security news, we dive into the amazing NSA ANT documentation to learn about the NSA's field capabilities.

January 7, 2014
#437: New Year's News Catchup

We talk about the NSA and ANT protocols, more CryptoLocker news, the SnapChat leak of names and phone numbers, and more.