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Security Now (Audio)


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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  • The Show Notes Will Save Time

    From my standpoint, Security Now is one of the few TWiT shows still worth watching. For the most part, Steve Gibson does a solid job explaining security matters that are typically complex. On the negative side, the show is overly long, Gibson can get too far in the weeds, and the host (Leo Laporte) is extraneous. Thankfully, you can the show notes Gibsons website and it’s essentially a transcription.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States14 days ago
  • Steve swears like a sailor!

    Leo, you cracked me up so much at the end of this podcast while I was cooking up a new style of food I’ve never cooked before, i had to stop and pause because I was laughing so hard. I have been listening religiously since at least 2017, and every week, it’s not the worst stuff happening, things the majority of us aware of cybersecurity are capable of keeping up with. For example, your see it in the news, patch your system, etc. but nowadays, I really feel like the news out there isn’t really pu... more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States25 days ago
  • Subscription now?

    I’ve listened for years, supported Steve with multiple copies of SpinRite. Had no idea why I wasn’t getting new episodes only to find out what’s been in my app for years is now subscription only. Pass.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Ad hominem attacks and politics

    I have listened to this podcast since episode 1 and have not missed a single one. Steve Gibson is extremely knowledgable and personable, and is a guy I'd love to have a beer with. Unfortunately, the host, Leo Laporte, is prone to inject politics and conduct ad hominem attacks on individuals with whom he disagrees. The show is GREAT when he's on vacation, but can't recommend it otherwise.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • I’m too stupid for your show

    I’m a dog or a Robot. Not a Russian Spy!

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    Canada2 months ago

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