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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 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific / 20:30 UTC.

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SN 837: Cobalt Strike - Android Auto-Revokes Permissions, DDoS on, Patch Tuesday, Was GRC Pwned?
  • Picture of the week.
  • The DDoS attack on
  • Patch Tuesday's Mixed Blessing.
  • Android to auto-reset app permissions on many more devices.
  • BREAKING: FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operation targeting hackers.
  • Google patched the 9th & 10th ITW 0-days in Chrome this year.
  • Was GRC Pwned?
  • Sci-Fi to look forward to.
  • My work on SpinRite is progressing.
  • Cobalt Strike.

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