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.

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.