Steve Gibson is the founder, CEO, Chief Cook & Bottle Washer of Gibson Research Corporation, located in Southern California. The bills are paid by the sales of Steve's long-standing hard disk data recovery utility: SpinRite. GRC's website mostly reflects Steve's life-long passion for all-things-technology, and more recently, Internet Security. He began programming early computers in 1970, at the age of 15, and he never stopped. Steve believes in "old School" computing, so he writes all of his many freely available Internet security utilities in 100% pure assembly language... and they're going to have to rip Windows XP (yes, XP) out of his cold dead hands!