SN 768: Contact Tracing Apps R.I.P.

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Contact tracing apps are not going to work.Why contact tracing apps are never going to workUnc0ver: There's a new iOS jailbreak in town, and as jailbreaks go, it looks VERY nice!Firefox 77 picks up a nifty new security trickNew features in Chrome 83: cookie management, "Safety Check," blocking third-party cookies by default in Incognito mode, and "Tab Groups"Adobe rushes out four out-of-cycle emergency updates to fix security flawsZerodium temporarily stops buying iOS remote code execution vulnerabilitiesThe NXNS Attack: A group of cybersecurity researchers in Israeli have responsibly disclosed details about a new way they worked out of using the Internet's domain name resolution system to hugely amplify (by a factor of at least 1620 packets) a DDoS attack to take down targeted websites.BIAS - Bluetooth Impersonation AttackS is nothing less than a complete collapse of Bluetooth security.Is eBay port scanning its user's computers? Kinda.Security Now trivia: Steve Gibson helped develop the Speak & Spell! It did voice synthesis with only a 4K bits (0.5K bytes) processor.We invite you to read our show notes at Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at . You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page. For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site:, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6. Sponsors: offer code SECURITYNOW

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