Security Now

Jun 23rd 2006

Security Now 45

The HOSTS File

We've all got one, but what's it for and how do you use it?
Records live every Tuesday at 4:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm Pacific / 20:30 UTC.
This week Steve explains the mysterious HOSTS file - part of Windows, OS X, Linux, and many other operating systems. He talks about how malicious programs may misuse it, and how you can use it to protect yourself.