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Security Now! - 2014

Episode 437 - This first podcast of 2014 catches us up on all of the news that transpired over the Christmas and New Years holidays… and there was a LOT of it! (Like it or not, the NSA news just keeps on coming!)

Episode 438 - As promised last week, after catching up with another crazily-busy week of interesting and fun security news, we take a deep dive into the amazing NSA ANT documentation to learn what we can of the NSA's field capabilities. What we learn is chilling and interesting, though not entirely surprising.

Episode 439 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 440 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 441 - After catching up with a bunch of interesting news, Leo and I examine a terrific piece of research performed by Dashlane, makers of a password manager. They have researched and presented the current state of the top 100 web retailers' password policies. Fascinating!

Episode 442 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 443 - My original plan to explain Google's terrific innovations in web performance, known as “QUIC” were derailed by the week's overwhelmingly worrisome security news, with significant new problems from Linksys, Belkin, Asus and others. So this week's podcast is pure, and rather sobering, news of the week. We'll cover Google's “QUIC” as soon as time permits!

Episode 444 - The week delivered so much amazing news, much of it requiring some detailed and careful discussion, that we have a pure news podcast. It's titled from the errant line of code that was responsible for this week's highest-profile fumble of the week: Apple's complete lack of SSL/TLS certificate checking in both iOS and MAC OS X. (Both since fixed.)

Episode 445 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 446 - On the heels of Apple's major update to their iOS Security whitepaper, Leo and I catch up with the week's top security news, including coverage of Edward Snowden's live appearance during the recent SXSW conference. Then we take a deep dive into everything we have learned about the inner workings of iOS. Most is good news, but there's one bit that's VERY troubling!

Episode 447 - On the heels of Apple's major update to their iOS Security whitepaper, Leo and I catch up with the week's top security news, including coverage of the interesting discoveries from the past week's 14th annual CanSecWest and Pwn2Own hacking competitions. Then, having come up for breath after last week's Part 1 episode, we take a second deep dive into everything we have learned about the inner workings of iOS. Most is good news, but there's one bit that's VERY troubling.

Episode 448 - On the heels of Apple’s major update to their iOS Security whitepaper, Steve and Leo catch up with the week’s top security news – one IMPORTANT Microsoft Zero-Day Fixit, but otherwise largely debunking a bunch of hysterical headlines and “news” stories. Then they FINALLY conclude what has become the three-part series describing the security of iOS v7. Unfortunately, this week the news is less good.

Episode 449 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 450 - Leo and I discuss this long-anticipated, final “Second Tuesday of the Month” patch update for Windows XP - which has finally arrived. We share a bunch of interesting miscellany, then take a very deep dive to examine and understand the technology, events and implications of yesterday's (April 7, 2014) discovery of a two-year-old critical buffer overrun bug in the open source industry's OpenSSL protocol package. It's been named “Heartbleed” because it abuses the new TLS “heartbeat” extension to bleed the server of critical security information.

Episode 451 - Not surprisingly, the previous week consisted of nearly a single story: Heartbleed. It was only “nearly,” though, because we also received the results from the first phase of the TrueCrypt audit. So this week Leo and I discuss these two topics in detail.

Episode 452 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 453 - After catching up with the week's security events, Leo and I examine the history and operation of security certificate revocation and attempt to answer the question: What do we do when good certificates go bad?

Episode 454 - After catching up with the week's security events, Leo and I continue and complete our examination of the history and present operation of security certificate revocation. With last week's theory behind us, this week we examine the current practice and implementation of certificate revocation.

Episode 455 - Before plowing into 10 questions from our listeners, Leo and I discuss Microsoft's Second Tuesday patches, the CA Security Council's reaction to Chrome's CRLSet revocation revelations, an horrific appeal decision in Oracle v. Google, the forthcoming “Halt and Catch Fire” series, and more.

Episode 456 - After catching up with an interesting, though not dramatic, week of security news, Steve and Leo examine the practical size of randomness and the challenge of collecting entropy in a client that may not have any built-in support for providing it, and may also be surrounded by active attackers.

Episode 457 - During this week's Q&A we host a special guest, industry veteran and ISP Brett Glass, who shares his views on the confusing Network Neutrality debate. We also catch up with the past week's security news and answer 10 questions and comments from our listeners.

Episode 458 - After covering the week's most interesting security news, Steve and Leo look back upon and analyze the past seven days of insanity which followed the startling surprise “self-takedown” of the longstanding TrueCrypt.org website, and of TrueCrypt itself.

Episode 459 - During this week's Q&A we host a special guest, industry veteran and ISP Brett Glass, who shares his views on the confusing Network Neutrality debate. We also catch up with the past week's security news and answer 10 questions and comments from our listeners.

Episode 460 - After catching up with a comparatively sleepy week of security news, Steve and Leo discuss the need for, and the Internet industry's search for, new standards for “Authenticated Encryption” which simultaneously encrypts messages for privacy while also authenticating them against any active in-flight tampering.

Episode 461 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 462 - After catching up with an event-filled week of security events and news, we announce and launch the beginning of a multi-part podcast series which will examine and analyze the many current alternatives for securely (TNO) storing our files “in the cloud.”

Episode 463 - Father Robert (Padre) and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 464 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 465 - After covering the interesting news of the past week, Leo and I reexamine iOS security in the wake of a hacker's presentation at a major conference which brought it all back into question and triggered an avalanche of frightening headlines.

Episode 466 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 467 - This week Leo and I discuss the week's more interesting security news, including HP's recent analysis of the (lack of) security in “Internet of Things” appliances, and the forthcoming Black Hat presentation on “BadUSB” which generated a lot of overly hysterical press coverage. Then I summarize my analysis of the Browser-based Password Manager research to be released later this month.

Episode 468 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 469 - After catching up with the week’s more interesting security tidbits, Leo and I dig into last week’s widespread Internet outage to discover that the Internet is reaching another important “limit” that’s going to require some attention: The routing tables are growing past their maximum default size! Whoops!!

Episode 470 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 471 - This past Labor Day brought some high-profile security breaches (naked celebrity photos posted online) of still-unknown origin, and other interesting news. Once Leo and I get caught up with all of that craziness, we take a look at the (sad) state of eMail privacy and encryption. We examine the past and consider what the future might hold.

Episode 472 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 473 - After we catch up with interesting security news of the past week, Leo and I examine Google's surprising, controversial, and unilateral decision to suddenly and significantly deprecate ALL web server certificates signed by SHA-1 that will be valid past 2016 - even though 92% of certificates (with lives of at least two years) signed in January 2014 were SHA-1.

Episode 474 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 475 - After covering a very busy and interesting past week of security and privacy news, Father Robert and Steve explain, examine, and dig down deep into the many fascinating details of the worst-ever, two-decade old, latent and pervasive Internet bug known as “Shellshock.”

Episode 476 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 477 - After catching up with another interesting week of security events, including the rumor of a pending SSLv3 flaw and a new Windows zero-day exploit, Steve and Leo examine the next evolution in online payment technology which replaces traditional credit card numbers with “Payment Tokens.”

Episode 478 - After catching up with a few interesting events from the past week, Steve and Leo take a deep dive into the details of the Internet's latest “security catastrophe” which has been named “Poodle.” Steve first carefully explains the trouble, then debunks it completely, showing why the vulnerability should be fixed but will probably never be exploited.

Episode 479 - After catching up with a few interesting events from the past week, Steve and Leo take a deep dive into the details of the Internet's latest “security catastrophe” which has been named “Poodle.” Steve first carefully explains the trouble, then debunks it completely, showing why the vulnerability should be fixed but will probably never be exploited.

Episode 480 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 481 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events, focusing on this month's crucially important Microsoft MEGA Patch Tuesday updates which, if exploited, will allow for wholesale remote client and server code execution and takeover. They then take a first pass look at the new “Certificate Transparency” standard and initiative being launched by Google and currently supported by DigiCert and others.

Episode 482 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 483 - This week Leo and I cover two major stories: the discovery of a frighteningly capable and sophisticated espionage malware known as “Regin,” and deeper coverage of the forthcoming “Let's Encrypt” free and automated web server certificate issuing and management system. And, as always, we also cover a bunch of interesting smaller issues.

Episode 484 - Mike and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 485 - Leo and I discuss the week's major security events, including the Turla advanced persistent threat for backdoor for Linux. We then look closely at the very expensive consequences of the lax security measures employed by Target - and their massive late 2013 point-of-sale terminal breach - and Sony's whole-corporation network internal data dump and disclosure.

Episode 486 - Mike and I discuss the week's major security events and discuss questions and comments from listeners of previous episodes. We tie up loose ends, explore a wide range of topics that are too small to fill their own episode, clarify any confusion from previous installments, and present real world ‘application notes’ for any of the security technologies and issues we have previously discussed.

Episode 488 - For our last show of 2014, we first catch up on two very busy holiday weeks of security craziness; then we step back to review the major events of this past very busy and security event-filled year.

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