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.
About the Host
Host Name: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte
Host Residence Country: United States
Steve Gibson is the founder & CEO of Gibson Research Corporation, located in Southern California. Since 1988, all of the bills have been paid by the sales of Steve's long-standing mass storage maintenance and data recovery utility: SpinRite. GRC's website mostly reflects Steve's life-long passion for all-things-technology including Internet Security. He began programming early computers in 1970, at the age of 15, and he never stopped. Steve believes in "old School" computing, and, yes, misses working with computers having 16 Kbytes of memory. So today, because he lives to code, even though it's a bit nuts, he still writes all of his programs in 100% pure assembly language. Listeners to his weekly Security Now podcast often comment that they can hear his love and enthusiasm for technology in his voice. It's the real deal.
Leo Laporte launched the TWiT network in 2005 with its first show, This Week in Tech, and continues to host that show and others on the network, including MacBreak Weekly, Security Now, This Week in Google, Windows Weekly, and The Tech Guy. He directs the network as a whole, hiring staff, originating new shows, and approving all advertising.
You'll find notes for his nationally syndicated radio talk show at The Tech Guy Labs.
Leo posts occasionally on his blog leo.fm. He posts photos at leo.camera. He can also be found on TWiT's official Mastodon instance, TWiT.social and the TWiT Forums at TWiT.community.