SN 771: Lamphone

Released Wednesday, 17th June 2020
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Windows update kills printers & SSDs.
  • Lamphone: eavesdrop on a hanging lightbulb
  • Brave Browser caught and chastised for tweaking user-entered URLs for its benefit
  • Microsoft breaks its own record for Patch Tuesday patches
  • TFW Windows 10 loses your printer port
  • Last week's Patch Tuesday broke ALL PRINTING (even to PDFs) for many users. Fix won't come for a month
  • Windows 10 2004 update is messing up SSDs and non-SSDs
  • SMBleed
  • Subject: Your Site Has Been Hacked
  • Authentic database ransom attacks
  • Another side-channel attack on Intel chips
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Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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