Steve's Software Picks

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This page lists all of Steve's Software Picks that he has made on the various episodes of Security Now.

Note: Not all episodes of Security Now contain software picks. Steve wants "to be driven by the excellence of what [he finds], rather than the need to find something." (Episode 192) So, you can be assured if Steve recommended it on the show, it's definitely worth checking out.

Note: A policy for the categorization of these software picks needs to be set in stone; as to the definition of each category and whether a pick can be placed in multiple categories.


Security Response Tools

  • Secunia PSI - The free vulnerability scanner and update management tool Secunia PSI
  • iPIG - iOpus Private Internet Gateway (protect data in open)
  • Foundstone SuperScan v4 Local port scanner, pinger, resolver (alternative to ShieldsUp! for local scanning)

Password Vaults

Pre-emptive Procedures / Tools

Malware / Spyware Tools

Browser Addons

Data Recovery / Backup

  • Image for Windows - is a drive image backup and restore solution that provides a way to completely backup all your hard drive's data and operating systems
  • Drive Snapshot - inexpensive "whole partition imaging" utility that runs INSIDE Windows. It can make an offline snapshot image of an online running partition.
  • Jungle Disk - The #1 cybersecurity suite for main street. Jungle Disk is secure backup and storage, plus password management, a cloud firewall, and VPN for small business.

Other

These may be acceptable in multiple or no other categories above.

  • Firefox Internet browser
  • allSnap Snap your Windows together
  • Katmouse Change scroll-wheel to scroll text boxes when under cursor, instead of only when in-focus
  • Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing
  • BootIt™ Next Generation - is a partition and multi-boot manager with a set of tools for partitioning, imaging, and multi-booting your computer.
  • SpaceMonger - is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer.
  • Prio - It is a small DLL which functions as an extension to the Task Manager.
  • FileBack PC Backup Software, used by Steve for version control of source code etc.
  • Taskbar Shuffle Rearrange your taskbar, small, simple, free. (orig mention episode #128)
  • omziff Lightweight, standalone, open source encryption tool (orig mention episode #124)
  • Axcrypt Lightweight, installed, open source encryption tool (orig mention episode #130)

Episodes listed in reverse chronological order.

Security Now 256: LastPass – July 10, 2010
  • LastPass Password storage, automatic filling of forms & more.
Security Now 198: Listener Feedback 67 – May 28, 2009
  • Foundstone SuperScan v4 Local port scanner, pinger, resolver (alternative to ShieldsUp! for local scanning)
  • FileBack PC Backup Software, used by Steve for version control of source code etc.
Security Now 197: Windows 7 Security – May 21, 2009
  • NoSquint Change Firefox page-zoom behavior.
Security Now 192: Listener Feedback 64 – April 16, 2009
Security Now 190: Listener Feedback 63 – April 2, 2009
Security Now 189: Internet Explorer 8 – March 26, 2009
  • Prio - It is a small DLL which functions as an extension to the Task Manager.
Security Now 188: Listener Feedback #62 – March 19, 2009
  • Image for Windows - is a drive image backup and restore solution that provides a way to completely backup all your hard drive's data and operating systems
Security Now 182: Listener Feedback 59 – February 5, 2009
  • KatMouse - Utility to enable scrolling of windows not in focus
Security Now 145: Secunia PSI – May 23, 2008
  • Secunia PSI - The free vulnerability scanner and update management tool Secunia PSI
Security Now 131: FREE CompuSec – February 14, 2008
  • BootIt™ Next Generation - is a partition and multi-boot manager with a set of tools for partitioning, imaging, and multi-booting your computer.
Security Now 124: Listener Feedback 31 – December 27, 2007
Security Now 088: Listener Feedback 18 – April 19, 2007
  • SpaceMonger - is a tool for keeping track of the free space on your computer.
Security Now 055: Application Sandboxes – August 31, 2006
  • Sandboxie - Sandbox software for application isolation and secure Web browsing
Security Now 019: VPNs Three: Hamachi, iPig, and OpenVPN – December 22, 2005
  • iPIG - iOpus Private Internet Gateway (protect data in open)
Security Now 007 Notes: SPYaWAREness – September 29, 2005
  • Drive Snapshot - inexpensive "whole partition imaging" utility that runs INSIDE Windows. It can make an offline snapshot image of an online running partition.