Are Passwords Immortal? – Security Now 690

Pwn2Own, the Future of Passwords.
— All the action at last week’s Pwn2Own Mobile hacking contest
— The final word on processor mis-design in the Meltdown/Spectre era
— A workable solution for unsupported Intel firmware upgrades for hostile environments
— A forthcoming Firefox breach alert feature
— The expected takeover of exposed Docker-offering servershe recently announced successor to recently ratified HTTP/2
— 1.1.1.1 errata
— The future of passwords: a thoughtful article written by Troy Hunt, the creator of the popular “Have I Been Pwned” web service We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson, Leo Laporte

Updates for Spectre and Meltdown

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Ed Bott from the Ed Bott Report on ZDNet about what every Windows Admin needs to know about Spectre and Meltdown and four steps to keeping a level head during this vulnerability and the next. Plus, what might have happened if the update had been able to come out on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday as planned, instead of being rushed because of the embargo breach.

This Week in Tech 648: Distracted by the Robots

The best explanation for the Meltdown and Spectre computer flaws comes from a comic strip. Apple eats crow over slowing iPhones. Magic Leap might not be vaporware after all – will this lead to the death of smartphones? CES 2018 predictions. Prediction #1: no Ajit Pai. SWATting death: who is to blame? Border agents phone searches are way up just as new rules limiting searches are drafted. Please stop giving this man money: Juicero founder now hawking bacteria-filled “raw water.”