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Mobile security – how to have your cake and eat it
00:16:13
Join us as we talk to Sophos security expert Matt Boddy about how you can embrace the "bring your own" world of 21st century IT while staying safe and secure at the same time.
Jul 23, 2018
Privacy - can you have too much of a good thing?
00:19:41
Should we have more privacy to protect us from cybercriminals, or less privacy so those selfsame cybercrooks can't hide so easily? Join Sophos security experts Paul Ducklin and James Burchell for a lively discussion that is informative, entertaining – and just a touch controversial!
Jul 19, 2018
Trends in malware - ransomware, cryptojacking, what next?
00:20:16
When it comes to learning about the latest trends in malware, there's no one we'd rather talk to than SophosLabs Principal Researcher Fraser Howard. Join us as Fraser explains how to "know your enemies" so you can fight them more effectively.
Jul 19, 2018
Don't take fright - get web security right
00:19:56
No website is too small, and no website too big, that it is out of the reach of hacktivists, online vandals, bad actors and unreconstructed cybercrooks. So web security is vital - but how to get it right? Join us as we talk to Sophos Naked Security's very own website guru, Mark Stockley, an expert who not only understands web security but also has a special gift for making this treacherous topic both clear and interesting.
Jul 18, 2018
Welcome to the wonderful world of GDPR! Where next?
00:20:37
GDPR enforcement started in May 2018. Where next? Join Sophos Naked Security's Paul Ducklin and Vincent Vanbiervliet, Product Manager of Data Protection at Sophos, as they talk about how to turn security into a business asset - a value to be embraced, not just a cost to be minimised.
Jul 17, 2018
"WannaCrypt" ransomware scam widely spammed out
00:06:59
A cybersecurity scare about ransomware called "WannaCrypt" has been widely spammed out. This one, fortunately, is a scam - there isn't any malware - but the attack that the crooks describe could, in theory, be pulled off. Matt Boddy and Paul Ducklin investigate, and explain what to do.
Jun 22, 2018
Chet Chat 271 - June 14, 2018
00:20:49
This week's podcast finds Chet and John both enjoying some well deserved time in their respective homes. Topics include an overview of InfoSec Europe and BSides London, the dangers of not providing password management tools, how small mistakes lead to bigger vulnerabilities, the state of cryptojacking and the latest FBI cybercrime bust.
Jun 14, 2018
Chet Chat 270 - June 7, 2018
00:20:44
Chester and Ben talk about the week's security news including the latest Flash and Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerabilities, insecure toys being yanked from major retailers, Naked Security's award winning performance at InfoSec Europe 2018, the debate of a public postmortem at the City of Atlanta and the conviction of Yahoo! hacker Karim Baratov.
Jun 08, 2018
FBI issues bulletin about "VPNFilter" malware
00:06:28
The FBI just issued a VPNFilter malware warning saying, "Reboot your routers now!" But why? And will it help? Kimberly Truong and Paul Ducklin of Sophos investigate.
May 26, 2018
Naked Security Podcast Episode 4
00:18:56
Charlotte Williams from Naked Security talks to Sophos experts Matt Boddy and Paul Ducklin about the EFAIL in email, a gift-horse bug in Red Hat Linux, and what happens when sniffer dogs join your cybersecurity team. (Music: http://www.purple-planet.com and https://codices.bandcamp.com)
May 18, 2018
Chet Chat 269 - May 18, 2018
00:20:18
This week's podcast finds Chet hosting from Hong Kong with guest Ben Verschaeren. Topics covered include the eFail disclosure, Adobe Reader vulns, Chili's credit card theft, LocationSmart leaking cell locations and Android requirements to stay up to date.
May 18, 2018
Chet Chat 268 - May 10, 2018
00:19:47
Chester Wisniewski is joined by Greg Iddon from London in this week's Chet Chat. They discuss the latest Drupal attacks, patch urgency, the IC3 report on cybercrime and the cost of cryptomining.
May 11, 2018
Naked Security Podcast Episode 3
00:17:45
Charlotte Williams from the award-winning computer security website Naked Security talks to Sophos experts Matt Boddy and Paul Ducklin about old-school malware, how to judge Patch Tuesday, and what to do about Facebook. (Music: http://www.purple-planet.com and https://codices.bandcamp.com)
Apr 17, 2018
Naked Security Podcast Episode 2
00:19:07
Paul Ducklin from the award-winning computer security website Naked Security talks to Sophos experts Matt Boddy and Fraser Howard about password cracking and HTTPS. (Music: http://www.purple-planet.com and https://thespacelords1.bandcamp.com)
Mar 06, 2018
Naked Security Podcast Episode 1
00:19:26
Paul Ducklin from the award-winning computer security website Naked Security talks to SophosLabs researcher Fraser Howard about a growing trend in cybercrime: cryptojacking, where the crooks mine cryptocurrency and keep the loot, but you pay for the electricity. (Music: http://www.purple-planet.com)
Feb 14, 2018
Chet Chat 267 - December 7, 2017
00:13:05
John Shier interviews Claudio Stahnke from Canalys Channel Forums about the view of security from the channel partner's perspective. John and Claudio touch on GDPR, security as a service, IoT and more.
Dec 20, 2017
Chet Chat 266 - December 2, 2017
00:10:00
This week's Chet Chat comes to you live from BSides Perth in West Australia. Chester and John share their thoughts on Coinbase forking over data to the IRS, Apple's non-fixy-fix for OS X, FBI not notifying victims of Fancy Bear and Firefox warning about password thefts.
Dec 03, 2017
Chet Chat 265 - November 3, 2017
00:17:40
This week's Chet Chat is live from the Tom's Guide offices in New York City after the O'reilly Security event. Chester has a chat with journalist Paul Wagenseil about the O'reilly event, another lost thumbdrive with sensitive unencrypted data, KRACK patch availability, malicious Chrome extensions and the seemingly lax governance at some social media companies.
Nov 07, 2017
Chet Chat 264 - October 20, 2017
00:09:35
This week's Chet Chat was recorded live from BSides Calgary with Michael Argast from Sky Northern. Chester and Michael shared their opinions on the KRACK vulnerabilities, Infineon RSA crypto bug, Mastercard ditching receipt signing, IRS saying your ID is compromised and Australia's new data breach notification legislation.
Oct 22, 2017
Chet Chat 263 - October 6, 2017
00:18:24
This week's Chet Chat comes to you from Madrid, Spain thanks to it being the host city for Virus Bulletin 2017. Chester interviews the Editor for VB, Martijn Grooten, about the conference while mispronouncing his name at least 3 ways. John Shier joins Chet to discuss their favourite talks and takeaways from this years event.
Oct 10, 2017
Chet Chat DEF CON 25 - July 30, 2017
00:08:06
John Shier hosts the Chet Chat this week with special guest Ben Verschaeren from Sophos Australia. John and Ben share their insights on this year's BSides Las Vegas, Black Hat and DEF CON conferences. Topics covered include IoThacking, information sharing, machine learning, responsible disclosure and more.
Aug 11, 2017
Ransomware revisited – is it really the worst sort of malware?
00:23:55
Is ransomware really the worst sort of cyberattack you can experience? Or is it more of a “worst among equals,” given all the other sorts of malware out there too? Sophos security expert James Burchell explains what to do when faced with a multitude of cyberthreats. https://sophos.com/securitysos
Jun 24, 2017
Botnets – the malware that makes you part of the problem
00:29:20
Botnet malware quietly downloads instructions from cybercriminals on what to do next, such as grabbing passwords, stealing files, sending spam, and delivering malware. Learn from Fraser Howard, one of the world’s leading anti-malware researchers, how to dezombify your world. https://sophos.com/securitysos
Jun 22, 2017
Surveillance - when does security turn into snooping?
00:29:11
Here's the third episode of our June 2017 "Sophos Security SOS" series - a week of topical podcasts, originally recorded and broadcast live. Sophos cybersecurity specialist Luke Groves talks to Paul Ducklin about how to take charge of security inside your organisation without creating an uncomfortable culture of snooping and surveillance. https://sophos.com/securitysos
Jun 22, 2017
Phishing – how this troublesome crime is evolving
00:27:47
Here's the second episode of our June 2017 "Sophos Security SOS" series - a week of topical podcasts, originally recorded and broadcast live. In this episode, Paul Ducklin interviews Sophos malware specialist Peter Mackenzie about the evolution of phishing. Join us to learn how to keep your own users safe. https://sophos.com/securitysos
Jun 20, 2017
GDPR – Burden or opportunity? Cost or value?
00:30:28
This is the first in our June 2017 "Sophos Security SOS" series - a week of topical podcasts, originally recorded and broadcast live. In this episode, Paul Ducklin interviews Sophos expert John Shaw about the new European data protection laws (GDPR), how they affect organizations in Europe, North America and beyond, and how to turn them into an opportunity rather than merely shouldering them as a burden. https://sophos.com/securitysos
Jun 20, 2017
Chet Chat 262 - June 7, 2017
00:20:25
In this week's Chet Chat, Sophos researchers Chester Wisniewski and John Shier share their opinions on the leaked NSA election hacking docs, Judy Android ad fraud, the OneLogin breach, Crisis authors throwing in the towel and Google's latest privacy SNAFU in Chrome.
Jun 08, 2017
Chet Chat 261 - May 26, 2017
00:15:26
The Chet Chat is back! Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for their keen commentary on the latest security news. In this episode: WannaCry revisited, a wormable hole in Samba, security changes in the Android world, and a bunch of cybercrime busts.
May 26, 2017
Chet Chat 260 - Mar 17, 2017
00:19:24
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our regular security podcast. The duo turn the latest news into purposeful advice as they discuss swastikas on Twitter, the recent Apache Struts zero-day exploit, the CIA's funkily-named "Fine Dining" project, and why four of Google's biggest competitors have decided to stand up for Mountain View in court.
Mar 17, 2017
BSides Vancouver 2017 - Interview with Yubico about multifactor authentication
00:14:38
Live from BSides Vancouver 2017 Chester Wisniewski of Sophos interviews Derek Hanson from Yubico about U2F, FIDO and the future of mutlifactor authentication.
Mar 16, 2017
Chet Chat 259 - Mar 8, 2017
00:16:38
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest edition of our regular security podcast. In this episode: trouble at the SHA-1 mill; the (not so) imaginary world of Mac ransomware; wiretapping your children with furry toys; and Google goes one step forward/one step back in Chrome's new TLS security dialog.
Mar 09, 2017
Chet Chat 258 - Feb 16, 2017
00:09:38
Chester Wisniewski and John Shier share their thoughts from the floor of this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco.
Feb 22, 2017
RSA 2017 - Day 3 - Roving report
00:09:07
Join Paul Ducklin and Bill Brenner for our third and final roving report from RSA Conference 2017.
Feb 16, 2017
RSA 2017 - Day 2 - Roving report
00:08:33
Bill Brenner of Sophos is at the RSA Conference 2017 in San Franscisco. He talks to Paul Ducklin about the lessons learned so far...
Feb 15, 2017
RSA 2017 - Day 1 - Roving report
00:06:51
Bill Brenner from Sophos is our "roving reporter" at the RSA 2017 conference in San Francisco. Paul Ducklin gets Bill's take on the hot topics from the first day of the event.
Feb 14, 2017
Chet Chat 257 - Jan 27, 2017
00:19:24
In this week's Chet Chat, Paul and Chester discuss the vulnerabilities reported in Cisco's WebEx plugin, the ease of breaking into Android phones which use the lock pattern, a recent security audit of the Dovecot project, animals attacking infrastructure and Data Privacy Day.
Jan 29, 2017
Chet Chat 256 - Jan 6, 2017
00:13:38
Chester Wisniewski is back from his December vacation, and this week he's talking to fellow Sophos expert Paul Ducklin about the world of computer security. It's not all bad news following the many big breaches and security blunders of 2016: Chet and Duck find reasons to be upbeat for 2017, so join them to find put why!
Jan 08, 2017
Chet Chat 255 - Nov 18, 2016
00:15:09
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our security podcast. This week: the BlackNurse "attack", booby-trapped network cards, a Linux bug to make you smile, how Wi-Fi can leak your phone PIN, and Facebook's announcement that it is buying up stolen passwords.
Nov 18, 2016
Chet Chat 254 - Oct 7, 2016
00:11:51
Chet and John bring you this week's Chet Chat live from the Virus Bulletin conference in Denver, Colorado USA. They summarize some of their favourite talks covering IoT vulnerabilities, malvertising, banking malware, building your own open source lab and whether Microsoft Defender is ever enough.
Oct 07, 2016
Chet Chat 253 - Sep 30, 2016
00:18:06
Chester and John pack a lot into a busy week attending a conference and bringing you this week's security news. They discuss the recent mass DDoS attack on Brian Krebs, more horrifically vulnerable routers, changes to protect the SWIFT banking system, certificate authorities demonstrating their untrustworthiness and the Lock Down Your Login campaign to kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Oct 01, 2016
Chet Chat 252 - Sep 23, 2016
00:18:50
In this week's Chet Chat, John Shier joins Chet to discuss the Yahoo! breach, the US FTC's new website for identity theft victims, how to break into an iPhone, credit card best practices and how the US DOT is working with car manufacturers on privacy concerns.
Sep 23, 2016
Chet Chat 251 - Aug 31, 2016
00:15:32
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our entertaining and informative computer security podcast. From a breach in Opera's cloud to handy back-to-school advice for kids (and their parents), " here's this week's "security news you can use."
Sep 04, 2016
Chet Chat 250 - Aug 11, 2016
00:13:18
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our latest security podcast. In this week's episode: new tricks in ransomware, DARPA's grand bug-finding challenge, carder crook busted, and why your email password could be worth millions.
Aug 15, 2016
Chet Chat 249 - Aug 6, 2016
00:17:32
Chet and John record live from DEF CON and summarize all the great content they experienced at this year's Black Hat, DEF CON and BSides Las Vegas hacking conferences. Topics covered this week include Bluetooth man in the middle attacks, password standards, testing binaries for the liklihood of vulnerabilities, using DNS as a botnet detection scheme, hooking the kernel gone wrong and the overall state of hacking conferences in 2016.
Aug 06, 2016
Chet Chat 248 - July 29, 2016
00:19:06
John Shier joins Chester Wisniewski this week to complete the last podcast before the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences in Las Vegas next week. They try to explain the scoop behind the LastPass vulnerability, a dead man's fingerprints, strange behaviours on Tor and Ed Snowden's plan to tell you if your phone is spying on you.
Jul 31, 2016
Chet Chat 247 - July 21, 2016
00:11:31
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast. This time: how to get paid for using two-factor authentication; the weirdly-named "HTTPoxy" bug; and ATM jackpotting in the spotlight.
Jul 24, 2016
Chet Chat 246 - July 14, 2016
00:16:39
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our computer security podcast. This week: Pokémon GO, "boneidleware", Patch Tuesday, Mac malware, free (yes!) tools, and a 15-country cyberbust.
Jul 15, 2016
Chet Chat 245 - July 8, 2016
00:16:56
Sophos Security researchers Chester Wisniewski and John Shier dive into what's behind this week's security news. In this episode they discuss the latest ransomware, Zepto, safe usage of the dark web, how a criminal could take over your Facebook account and how crooks are after your information just as much as they are after celebrities.
Jul 08, 2016
Chet Chat 244 - July 1, 2016
00:13:09
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our regular security podcast. This week: just in time for Canada Day, some Google Play malware with a Canuckian theme; how pen testers turn bugs into breaches; and Chet puts on his fireproof trousers to come out in favour of Windows 10.
Jul 04, 2016
Chet Chat 243 - June 24, 2016
00:13:57
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our latest security podcast. In this episode: hardening Tor, the ransomware with a Pirate Name, and not one but two stories about Apple and crpyto. Enjoy!
Jun 27, 2016
Chet Chat 242 - June 18, 2016
00:14:41
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our security podcast. This time: hardware random numbers; the death (we hope) of the Angler exploit kit; the Spam King goes to prison at long last; and Github reminds us all, "Don't re-use passwords!"
Jun 19, 2016
Chet Chat 241 - May 21, 2016
00:12:55
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our security podcast. This week: TeslaCrypt gives up its master key; iOS researcher fights with Apple; iPad Pro users complain of "bricked devices"; Bing gets tough on fake support; Mr Robot website has Mr-Robot-style security hole; and... please vote for the Chet Chat in the 2016 European Security Blogger awards.
May 22, 2016
Chet Chat 240 - May 13, 2016
00:14:02
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our regular Chet Chat podcast. This week: Friday 13th viruses remembered; US regulators ask tough questions about mobile updates; how software you might never have heard of could put your website at risk; and 3 zero-days in 3 months for Flash.
May 15, 2016
Chet Chat 239 - Apr 28, 2016
00:13:22
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for another entertaining and well-informed episode of our computer security poccast. This week: the test server that wasn't; the text file that isn't; the VPN that might not be; and a cool new concept for bug bounties... the "Occam's Razor Bonus."
Apr 29, 2016
Interview with Mark Loman on CryptoGuard
00:08:23
Chester Wisniewski and John Shier interview Mark Loman about the growing threat of Ransomware and the tool his team developed, CryptoGuard.
Apr 23, 2016
Chet Chat 238 - Mar 31, 2016
00:12:01
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our computer security podcast. This week, Chester reports from BSides Austin, where he's been presenting a talk on the security (or otherwise) of the IoT. Other topics this week: Apple and FBI (what *now*?), a password strength meter that wasn't, and how to save your friends and family from the "jury duty" scam.
Apr 03, 2016
Chet Chat 237 - Mar 24, 2016
00:14:05
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest edition of our weekly computer security podcast. In this episode: Tor and backdoors, an overdue kernel patch for Android, Apple's iMessage security hole, and an FBI warning about "car hacking."
Mar 28, 2016
Chet Chat 236 - Mar 18, 2016
00:09:37
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Mario Winter, who recorded this episode live at the CeBIT computer show in Hanover, Germany. From ransomware to the collection of personal data, Mario talks to John about the latest IT security challenges in the German-speaking world.
Mar 21, 2016
Chet Chat 235 - Mar 10, 2016
00:13:53
Join Sophos Senior Technologists Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast. Our experts take an amusing but very informative look at the latest security stories: Android "security lag", OS X ransomware, hacking Facebook, and making fake fingerprints.
Mar 14, 2016
Chet Chat 234 - Mar 3. 2016
00:09:51
Chester and John podcast from San Francisco at the RSA Conference USA 2016 in front of a live studio audience this week. Find out about what you may have missed at this year's conference and a brief discussion of the DROWN openssl vulnerability.
Mar 07, 2016
Chet Chat 233 - Feb 25, 2016
00:14:46
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our award-winning security podcast. This week: why we think there should be #nobackdoors; how "mousejacking" works; the security system that anyone can login to; a mysterious spike in the Dark Web; and malware in the world's favourite Linux distro.
Feb 28, 2016
Chet Chat 232 - Feb 18, 2016
00:16:26
This week's Chet Chat comes to you live from HackCon XI in Oslo, Norway. Kristian Samstad from Infinigate is Chester's guest and they discuss the talks at the conference, SMS phishing, Locky ransomware, the glibc bug and Ringo Starr's Twitter account hack.
Feb 20, 2016
Chet Chat 231 - Feb 12, 2016
00:15:21
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our computer security podcast. This week: President Obama endorses 2FA for everyone; the IRS and 2FA that wasn't; the NSA versus the Internet of Things; and Wired magazine goes up against adblockers.
Feb 15, 2016
Chet Chat 230 - Feb 4, 2016
00:14:27
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our weekly security podcast. In this episode: the bug-fixing bot from MIT; no more Java in your browser; why Tor is a technology for all of us, not just for crooks; and how a US text spammer ended up in prison.
Feb 07, 2016
Chet Chat 229 - Jan 27, 2016
00:15:08
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our computer security podcast. This week, our duo turn their wit and expertise on: PrivacyCon and the Internet of Things; Shodan and public webcams; a vulnerability brouhaha on Android; Data Privacy Day; and more.
Feb 01, 2016
Chet Chat 228 - Jan 22, 2016
00:15:16
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our regular security podcast. This week: the "crypto debate", malicious web ads, exploit kits and ransomware, a tricky bug patched in iOS...and the very, very worst passwords of 2015. (Star Wars is back. Whoever would have thought?)
Jan 22, 2016
Chet Chat 227 - Jan 13, 2016
00:16:34
Michael Argast joined Chet this week to talk a bit about the retirement of IE 8, IE 9 and IE 10, a bit of IoT security and lots of crypto chat.
Jan 14, 2016
Chet Chat 226 - Jan 6, 2016
00:18:44
In our first episode of 2016 Chester and John explore the week's news including the Ukrainian power hack, Android fixes, insecure security systems, jailbreaking the PS4 and Sophos Home.
Jan 06, 2016
Chet Chat 225 - Dec 31, 2015
00:16:19
In this episode, we look back over the past year to tell you what we think we've learned, and what we can do differently to improve our collective security and privacy in 2016. If you're expecting bad news, then there's plenty of it - but we made sure to look at the bright side, too!
Dec 31, 2015
Chet Chat 224 - Dec 1, 2015
00:19:12
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and John Shier for the latest episode in our weekly security podcast. This week: daily December tips on Naked Security, a big breach at VTech, insecurity-by design in the IoT, Geekweek, a cybercrime bust...and Sophos Home as a present for the festive season!
Dec 04, 2015
Chet Chat 223 - Nov 25, 2015
00:14:23
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for their witty but insightful review of the week's security news. In this episode: email security, malicious barcodes, whether to trust a search engine, and how to avoid online crooks during your seasonal shopping.
Nov 26, 2015
Chet Chat 222 - Nov 19, 2015
00:14:14
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the week's computer security news with their usual mix of insight and wit. In this episode: we reach our "double nelson"; busts in the JPMorgan hack; malware on iOS, Android and OS X; get Sophos Home for free; and how BadBIOS is back...this time, on your TV.
Nov 20, 2015
Chet Chat 221 - Nov 12, 2015
00:13:40
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our quarter-hour computer security podcast. This week, our amusing-yet-serious experts take on ransomware, Linux security, the Dark Web...and the thorny issue of what smartphone to choose for Commander James Bond.
Nov 12, 2015
Chet Chat 220 - Nov 4, 2015
00:14:36
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly computer security podcast. From data breaches to encryption denial, and from the latest #sophospuzzle to Yahoo's "crypto witch," we cover the week's news in a way that's fun, informative and educational - all in a tight, quarter-hour format.
Nov 04, 2015
Chet Chat 219 - Oct 21, 2015
00:16:02
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest computer security news in their witty but informative way. This week: encrypting everything, clown computing (yes, you read that correctly!), the Internet O' Things, thwarting state-sponsored attacks, and how to take down a botnet. (One byte at a time.)
Oct 21, 2015
Chet Chat 218 - Oct 14, 2015
00:13:46
Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our latest weekly security podcast. In this episode: encryption backdoors, Patch Tuesday, weak ciphers, leaked crypto keys, the ups and downs of adblocking, a "randomness" scammer jailed, and what you sound like after a data breach...
Oct 14, 2015
Chet Chat 217 - Oct 7, 2015
00:15:37
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin of Sophos get together for the latest episode of our computer security podcast. This week, our two experts look into anti-hacker insurance, social engineering, cyberdétente, cyberirony, and cybersecurity awareness. Oh, and a topic close to both their hearts: Why you should never, EVER knit your own cryptography.
Oct 07, 2015
Chet Chat 216.5 - Oct 2, 2015
00:13:12
Paul Ducklin crosses live to Sophos security expert Chester Wisniewski, who is attending this year's Virus Bulletin conference in the Czech Republic. Find out what the world's top threat protection experts talk about when you cloister them in a Prague hotel for three days!
Oct 02, 2015
Chet Chat 216 - Sep 30, 2015
00:13:58
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our security podcast. This week: Shark attacks and selfies, selfies and you, yet more lock screen insecurity, and why malware in Word files is making a comeback...
Sep 30, 2015
Chet Chat 215 - Sep 23, 2015
00:14:24
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly computer security podcast. Listen and learn from the latest stories including: the release of iOS 9, malware in the App Store, a lock screen bypass on Android, Facebook's decision to sell yet more data to advertisers, and why the crooks are loving the social network's new "Dislike" button.
Sep 25, 2015
Chet Chat 214 - Sep 16, 2015
00:14:20
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast. Informative, educational and amusing, we spend a tight quarter-hour helping you turn last week's news into next week's good advice.
Sep 18, 2015
Chet Chat 213 - Sep 9, 2015
00:13:15
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our security podcast - a fun and fascinating quarter-hour of "news you can use". This week: the cop who stole $800k in Bitcoin, WH Smith's leaky web form, Mozilla finds an intruder right inside its Firefox bug database, and the Dead Parrot sketch. No, that's not right...the even weirder Dead *Pigeon* code.
Sep 09, 2015
Chet Chat 212 - Sep 2, 2015
00:15:15
Chester Wisniewski is back from Down Under to resume our podcast series, the Chet Chat. In this episode, Chester talks to Paul Ducklin about: Ashley Madison, salting-and-hashing, the FTC, the future of Flash, and the criminal conviction - at last! - of the "Spam King", Sanford Wallace. Oh, and about fraud-fighting ferrets...
Sep 04, 2015
Chet Chat 211 - Aug 12, 2015
00:14:28
Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they tackle the latest security news in our weekly podcast. This time: a password-stealing zero-day in Firefox; a "grab root privilege" hole in Android; a firmware worm for Macs...and prison for IRS scammers in the US.
Aug 12, 2015
Chet Chat 210.5 - Aug 7, 2015
00:09:24
Sophos expert Chester Wisnieski is in Las Vegas this week, at the Black Hat 2015 conference. Paul Ducklin caught up with Chester on the Sophos booth to get his impressions. Oh, and Duck asked Chet how many Apple Watches he'd spotted...listen at 8'35" to find the answer!
Aug 07, 2015
Chet Chat 210 - Aug 5, 2015
00:13:30
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our award-winning security podcast. This week: Windows 10 updating, Tor's trustworthiness, Xen bugfix, BIND server problems, and get free stuff at booth 452 at #BHUSA.
Aug 05, 2015
Chet Chat 209 - July 29, 2015
00:17:14
Join security experts Chester Wisniewski and John Shier as they discuss and explain the week's computer security news. This week Chet and John talk about Pakistan banning Blackberry servers, Linux's role in the malware ecosystem, Windows 10 privacy SNAFUs, the latest zero-day vulnerability in Android (Stagefright) and the sentencing of those behind the DNS Changer malware.
Jul 30, 2015
Chet Chat 208 - July 23, 2015
00:14:59
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our thought-provoking security podcast. In this week's quarter-hour: cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the infamous Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.
Jul 24, 2015
Chet Chat 207 - July 17, 2015
00:14:49
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of the Chet Chat. Enjoy a tight quarter-hour podcast where we turn the latest security news into advice you can use - and have fun at the same time.
Jul 18, 2015
Chet Chat 206 - July 7, 2015
00:16:01
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our weekly podcast. From Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense to the Mr Robot TV show, here's 15 minutes of news turned into educational fun!
Jul 09, 2015
Sophos Techknow - Malware on Linux: When Penguins Attack
00:21:01
Sophos security expert Chester Wisniewski took a week's worth of known-bad website data from SophosLabs and worked backwards to investigate some important questions: Which platform hosts the most malware? How does it get there? And what can we do about it? Paul Ducklin dug into the research data with Chester, and the result was this fascinating and educational podcast, revealingly subtitled, "When Penguins Attack."
Jul 03, 2015
Chet Chat 205 - July 1, 2015
00:12:36
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the Chet Chat. News you can use!
Jul 02, 2015
Chet Chat 204 - June 24, 2015
00:14:47
Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our Chet Chat security podcast. This week: US Navy keeps XP alive, Apple gets CORED, Android starts bug bounties, Drupal needs a patch, and alleged megacarder Ercan Findikoglu *will* be extradited from Germany to the US after all.
Jun 25, 2015
Chet Chat 203 - June 18, 2015
00:14:23
Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our weekly "Chet Chat" podcast. In this episode: the LastPass breach, Facebook and its new-look photo privacy, our readers react to Windows 10's rolling update model, and the Samsung phones where an update could make your security worse!
Jun 19, 2015
Chet Chat 202 - June 12, 2015
00:14:31
Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in this week's episode of our security podcast. Apple, Microsoft, patching, hacking - and 49 arrests in a Europol action against bank fraudsters.
Jun 12, 2015
Infosec 2015: "What concerns you the most in computer security?"
00:01:36
We took to the exhibition floor at Infosec 2015 to ask ten visitors: "What concerns you the most in computer security?" We got 11 answers...and here they are. https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/infosec-2015-what-concerns-you-the-most
Jun 04, 2015
Chet Chat 201 - June 3, 2015
00:10:59
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for another episode of our weekly computer security podcast. This week, they're both at the Infosec Europe conference in London, England...join them straight from the trade show floor.
Jun 02, 2015
Chet Chat 200 - May 28, 2015
00:15:48
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest security news in our weekly podcast. It's entertaining and educational - news you can use.
May 28, 2015
Chet Chat 199 - May 20, 2015
00:14:25
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast. A quarter-hour of "news you can use" - entertaining to listen to and educational to hear.
May 20, 2015
Chet Chat 198 - May 14, 2015
00:13:03
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our no-nonsense computer security podcast.
May 15, 2015
Chet Chat 197 - May 6, 2015
00:14:02
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly computer security podcast. From the future, where Microsoft's Update Tuesday is no more, to 15 years in the past, when we were awash in virus-infected emails that claimed, "ILOVEYOU." News and discussion with plenty of good advice.
May 06, 2015
Chet Chat 196 - Apr 30, 2015
00:11:55
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of the weekly Chet Chat podcast. From bugs to busts, here's the computer security news you can use.
Apr 30, 2015
Chet Chat 195.5 - Apr 22, 2015
00:07:56
Sophos experts Paul Ducklin and John Shier take a quick look at what's happening at the RSA Conference 2015. From "joined up security" to the suggestion that Google proclaimed the end of malware on Android, find out what's happening at RSA...
Apr 23, 2015
Chet Chat 195 - Apr 21, 2015
00:11:20
This week, Chester Wisniewski is at RSA 2015 in San Francisco. He talks to fellow Sophos security expert Paul Ducklin straight from Sophos's booth at the trade show.
Apr 21, 2015
Chet Chat 194 - Apr 17, 2015
00:12:45
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast. From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.
Apr 18, 2015
Chet Chat 193 - Apr 8, 2015
00:15:53
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest computer security stories in their inimitable style. Turn news into advice with the Sophos Security Chet Chat!
Apr 08, 2015
Chet Chat 192 - Mar 31, 2015
00:14:01
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest news in our weekly computer security podcast. From the G20 leaders' "passport leak" to World Backup Day, we turn news into useful advice!
Apr 01, 2015
Chet Chat 191 - Mar 25, 2015
00:12:29
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our computer security podcast. This week's Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana, as Chester gets ready to present at a conference in Slovenia. Topics include: Pwn2Own, FREAK, Facebook, and just how to decide whether to trust those mobile apps.
Mar 25, 2015
Chet Chat 190 - Mar 18, 2015
00:13:51
Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly podcast. This week's edition comes to you straight from the Sophos exhibition booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover Germany!
Mar 17, 2015
Chet Chat 189 - Mar 11, 2015
00:14:06
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our weekly security podcast. In this episode: FREAK, Update Tuesday, hypervisor escape, spammers, hackers, foistware...and the Chet Chat's 5th birthday!
Mar 12, 2015
Chet Chat 188 - Mar 4, 2015
00:16:04
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the week's security stories. Listen to the latest episode of the Chet Chat, our weekly educate-and-entertain podcast for anyone interested in computer security.
Mar 05, 2015
Chet Chat 187 - Feb 25, 2015
00:15:31
Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode. John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.
Feb 26, 2015
Chet Chat 186 - Feb 18, 2015
00:16:13
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest "Chet Chat" podcast. A quarter-hour of focused and well-informed discussion to help you make the best of the week's security news.
Feb 18, 2015
Chet Chat 185 - Feb 12, 2015
00:15:09
Our weekly "Chet Chat" podcast is carefully prepared to fit into a quarter-hour, so it is clear and concise as well as being witty and amusing. Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest computer security news...
Feb 13, 2015
Chet Chat 184 - Feb 4, 2015
00:14:32
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in our weekly podcast that dissects the latest security news so that it's educational and entertaining at the same time. In this episode: Flash flaws again, again; the lifetime of GHOSTs; hotels versus Wi-Fi; and a fascinating new research paper from SophosLabs called "Exploit This."
Feb 05, 2015
Chet Chat 183 - Jan 28, 2015
00:15:55
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in our weekly podcast as they turn their insight on the latest security news. From Apple's latest OS X and iOS updates to Data Privacy Day - listen, learn and enjoy!
Jan 28, 2015
Chet Chat 182 - Jan 21, 2015
00:13:37
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest news in our weekly security podcast. In a crisp and serious yet amusing quarter-hour", "they'll take you all the way from the Internet of Things to a Young Pirate's Wi-Fi privacy stunt...enjoy!
Jan 21, 2015
Chet Chat 181 - Jan 15, 2015
00:15:10
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they take on the week's news in our regular security podcast. In this epsiode: the new-look Update Tuesday; the "bug reports at 15 paces" duel between Microsoft and Google; Google drops the security ball for 61% of Android users; CENTCOM hacked (sort of); Apple Spotlight privacy leakage; and why attacks only ever get smarter.
Jan 15, 2015
Chet Chat 180 - Jan 7, 2015
00:16:37
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the first Chet Chat security podcast of 2015. In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!
Jan 07, 2015
Chet Chat 179 - Dec 31, 2014
00:15:18
Regular host Chester Wisniewski is taking a well-earned vacation, so Sophos security experts Paul Ducklin and Mark Stockley bring you this episode of the Chet Chat. This week: phishing, spamming, zombification, SCADA and the Internet of Things, and the curiously named cybervandals that go by "Lizard Squad."
Dec 31, 2014
Chet Chet 178 - Dec 24, 2014
00:14:21
Chester Wisnieski and John Shier are both on vacation this week, so regular guest Paul Ducklin takes the presenter's side of the microphone to talk to Sophos Naked Security's Mark Stockley. Topics in this episode of our security podcast include: learning from Sony, embracing 2FA, rising above old-school attacks, and...what does 2015 have in store?
Dec 24, 2014
Chet Chat 177 - Dec 17, 2014
00:13:24
Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our weekly podcast. In this episode: Sony (twice!), Android, holiday scams, online safety and looking after your passwords properly.
Dec 18, 2014
Chet Chat 176 - Dec 4, 2014
00:14:21
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dissect the week's security news and turn it into advice you can use. In this episode of the Chet Chat: Sony's breach, a spyware bust, Android Lollipop "pinning", e-cigarette malware, and how to win cool T-shirts in the "12 Days of Christmas" Naked Security quiz.
Dec 06, 2014
Chet Chat 175 - Nov 26, 2014
00:15:47
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take on the latest security news in our weekly podcast. In this episode: Cyber Monday and online scams; the true cost of data breaches; the good and bad of auto-updating your servers; and the FTC takes on 120 million dollars' worth of fake support calls.
Nov 27, 2014
Sophos Techknow - Dealing with Ransomware
00:17:40
Sophos security experts Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski tell you what you need to know about the what, the why and the how of ransomware. What is ransomware? Why has it become such a problem? And how do you protect yourself from it?
Nov 25, 2014
Chet Chat 174 - Nov 19, 2014
00:12:42
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security news in this episode of the weekly Chet Chat podcast. From a carder ring that got busted to a spamming system that ran amuck, let yourself be amused and educated at the same time.
Nov 19, 2014
Chet Chat 173 - Nov 12, 2014
00:13:46
Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin aim their insights at the latest security news in our weekly Chet Chat podcast. Recorded on Patch Tuesday, which was also Remembrance Day (Veterans' Day), this episode covers topics that are interesting, important - and intriguing!
Nov 13, 2014
Chet Chat 172 - Nov 5, 2014
00:14:28
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin turn the week's security news into actionable advice. In this episode: the Sophos SPAMPIONSHIP; understanding bots and zombies; keeping your web servers safe; and why ransomware isn't dead, even if CryptoLocker is.
Nov 05, 2014
Chet Chat 171 - Oct 29, 2014
00:14:40
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin look at the week's security news and turn it into entertaining and informative advice. In this episode: Sandworm, Death by Powerpoint, password security, FIDO and two-factor authentication...and (huzzah!) some scammers get busted by the FTC.
Oct 29, 2014
Chet Chat 170 - Oct 21, 2014
00:12:43
Sophos expert Chester Wisniewski digs into the week's security news with John Shier and Paul Ducklin. In this episode: the POODLE problem; the effect of data breaches on consumer confidence; South Korea's identify crisis; Get Safe Online week; and Advance Fee Fraud.
Oct 23, 2014
Chet Chat 169 - Oct 15, 2014
00:13:08
With Chester Wisniewski on the road, Sophos security expert John Shier steps up to the microphone to discuss the week's security news with Paul Ducklin. In this episode: October's Patch Tuesday, the problem of "breach fatigue", some thorny questions about metadata, and how to stay safe on Android.
Oct 17, 2014
Chet Chat 168 - Oct 8, 2014
00:13:47
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take apart the latest computer security stories to turn them into news you can use. From BadUSB to breaches to Bugzilla, this week's podcast looks at exploits, breaches, zero-days, responsible disclosure and more.
Oct 08, 2014
Chet Chat 167 - Oct 2, 2014
00:13:57
Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the week's news. Shellshock leads the list, of course, but Snapchat, cybersecurity awareness and the iPhone 6 all get a look in too...
Oct 03, 2014
Chet Chat 166.5 - Sep 26, 2014
00:09:28
Sophos Security expert Chester Wisniewski was at the Virus Bulletin 2014 conference in Seattle. In this special edition of the Chet Chat, Paul Ducklin puts Chet on the other side of the mic to find out more about both the technology and the ethics of anti-malware research.
Oct 01, 2014
Chet Chat 166 - Sep 25, 2014
00:15:09
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin entertain, inform and explain in their regular computer security podcast. In this week's episode: Home Depot and security, Apple and iOS 8, eBay and JavaScript, the battle for passwords, and cybersecurity awareness.
Sep 26, 2014
Chet Chat 165 - Sep 17, 2014
00:14:41
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin get to grips with the big computer security issues of the past week. In this episode: the Android "Browser" privacy-busting bug, and what to do about it; real-world risks of password sharing; U2 or not U2; Firefox fixes; and advice from the Year's Most Epic Privacy Fails.
Sep 18, 2014
Chet Chat 164 - Sep 10, 2014
00:15:20
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dig into the week's computer security news. In this episode of the Chet Chat: Patch Tuesday (and what it teaches us about security holes); Apple Pay; Home Depot's breach; and Google's "search page time warp" that's supposed to put some light-hearted pressure on those who refuse to upgrade their browsers.
Sep 11, 2014
Chet Chat 163 - Sep 3, 2014
00:14:29
Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take you to Mars to explain how flash memory works (and why you can't erase it very reliably). Also in this episode: Wi-fi security, data breaches, randomness and mobile app permissions...
Sep 04, 2014
Chet Chat 162 - Aug 29, 2014
00:11:59
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take a special look at a conference Chester just attended in Queensland, Australia. Sophos has supported this event, run by the Queensland Police, for many years, because it brings together security experts from law enforcement, online merchants, software companies and community groups to make a collective committment to deal with the question, "What is each of us actually going to do to help fight cybercrime in the next twelve months?"
Aug 29, 2014
Chet Chat 161 - Aug 20, 2014
00:14:21
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for this week's Chet Chat podcast, and turn computer security news into computer security advice. In this episode: Microsoft's blue screen of death woes; the future of Apple security patches; the risks of remote access; and a Russian MP's son arrested for online cybercrime.
Aug 21, 2014
Chet Chat 160 - Aug 13, 2014
00:14:48
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in the weekly Chet Chat security podcast. In this episode: Patch Tuesday; combining exploits; an Android virus attack; Foursquare opts out of opt-in; Facebook under fire; and Chester relives his favorite talks of Black Hat and DEFCON.
Aug 13, 2014
Chet Chat 159.5 - Aug 9, 2014
00:09:06
Listen to this "Black Hat Special" episode of the Chet Chat. Paul Ducklin puts Chester Wisniewski on the other side of the microphone to tell us about the *real* security lessons from Black Hat USA 2014...
Aug 09, 2014
Chet Chat 159 - Aug 6, 2014
00:14:38
Sophos expert Chester Wisniewski takes time out of the Nevada heat to delve into the latest security news with Paul Ducklin. (Chet's in fabulous Las Vegas this week, attending the B-Sides, Black Hat and DEFCON conferences.) There's something for everyone in this epsiode, including: spam, malware, hacking, encryption, backup and more.
Aug 06, 2014
Chet Chat 158 - July 30, 2014
00:14:04
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin of Sophos dissect the week's security news to see what we can learn from other people's mistakes. ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," as George Santayana famously said.) And Chester has an invitation: "If you're going to be in Las Vegas for BlackHat 2014, be sure to drop by at the Sophos booth and say G'day!"
Jul 30, 2014
Chet Chat 157 - July 23, 2014
00:15:11
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin look for lessons in the latest computer security news. In this week's podcast: how to make SoHo routers more secure; how to decide if you can trust your browser; UK law enforcement takes aim at a banking botnet; and, boy-oh-boy, do we have a prize for you.
Jul 23, 2014
Sophos Techknow - Firewalls Demystified
00:24:29
Join Sophos experts Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski as they take a clear but entertaining trip through the components you'll find in a modern network firewall, helping you to understand the what, how and why of each part. Whether you're an IT professional responsible for implementing a network security policy, the CFO who has to pay for it, or just a concerned user keen to learn more about defense in depth, this podcast will tell you what you need to know...
Jul 20, 2014
Chet Chat 156 - July 16, 2014
00:15:20
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin are back with this week's Chet Chat security podcast, turning plain old news into advice you can use. In this episode: Warbiking in Manhattan; buffer overflow hubris for Google; why you don't/do/don't/do need anti-virus for Android; what we can do to stop botnets like Gameover recovering after takedowns; and how LibreSSL shows that less can be more when it comes to security.
Jul 16, 2014
Chet Chat 155 - July 10, 2014
00:15:19
In this episode, Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin tackle the week's interesting security stories. John keeps Duck to 60 seconds (OK, 75") in a TL;DR version of Patch Tuesday, and then the pair get stuck into: the high-profile cybercrime arrest of a Russian MP's son; how mainstream brands inadvertently help phishers; and why macro malware is coming back from the brink of extinction.
Jul 10, 2014
Chet Chat 154 - July 3, 2014
00:14:34
Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of the weekly Chet Chat podcast. In this episode: Were does your country sit on the fraud list, and what can you do about it? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android, even if they come from a friend? Is Apple serious enough about security on the iOS mobile platform? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world from surveillance?
Jul 04, 2014
Chet Chat 153 - June 25, 2014
00:15:09
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin present Sophos's regular weekly security podcast, the "Chet Chat." This week the enthusiatic experts look at: yet more in the TrueCrypt saga; the Towelroot software for rooting locked-down Androids; the ongoing problem of ransomware even after the CryptoLocker takedown; and Canada's long, long, long-awaited anti-spam law.
Jun 25, 2014
Chet Chat 152 - June 19, 2014
00:15:41
Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin turn their attention on the week's security news. As usual, they extract plenty of useful lessons during their insightful dissection of the issues, including: PF Chang's data breach, which the company has as good as admitted but not yet tracked down; the ongoing saga of vanishing encryption software TrueCrypt; the ethics of creating computer worms; and how much online scammers are actually costing us.
Jun 19, 2014
Chet Chat 151 - June 11, 2014
00:15:09
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dig into the latest security news for lessons we can all learn. In this episode of our weekly quarter-hour podcast: Patch Tuesday, and why simply counting vulnerabilities isn't a good measure of danger; file-encrypting ransomware comes to Android; Apple announces Wi-Fi MAC scrambling as a privacy measure; and mysterious iPhone-locking cybercrook "Oleg Pliss" has been arrested...perhaps.
Jun 12, 2014
Chet Chat 150 - June 4, 2014
00:14:30
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take on the latest security news with their usual mix of enthusiasm, expertise and entertainment. This week, they dig into the bafflement of the disappearing TrueCrypt encryption software: did it jump, or was it pushed? They also look at the takedown of the Gameover and CryptoLocker malware by law enforcement, and Chet sends Duck down memory lane to tell us what we can learn from ten years of mobile malware.
Jun 04, 2014
TrueCrypt - What happened and what comes next
00:13:06
John Shier interviews security expert Chester Wisniewski about the sudden demise of the freeware TrueCrypt project. They discuss what happened and what users should consider when moving on to greener pastures.
Jun 03, 2014
Chet Chat 149 - May 28, 2014
00:14:36
Chester Wisnieski and Paul Ducklin dig into the important security stories of the past week, and pull out some lessons we can all learn. Take an entertaining and informative journey through the case of Apple iDevices held to ransom in Australia; the calamity of eBay's super-sized data breach; a carefully-coordinated cybercrime bust in Bulgaria; and Sourceforge's "in a good cause" password reset.
May 28, 2014
Chet Chat 148 - May 21, 2014
00:15:37
The Chet Chat comes to you this week from Hanoi, Vietnam with special guest Sean Richmond from Sophos Australia. Chet and Sean continue the tradition of working through the details to paint you a clearer picture. This week they tackle the FBI's crackdown on the Blackshades malware, new research showing more flaws in Chip & PIN technology, the latest Apple updates and an analysis of the EFF's "Who has got your back" report.
May 21, 2014
Chet Chat 147 - May 14, 2014
00:15:46
Road trips again prove no barrier to the Chet Chat, with Chester Wisniewski calling home to the studio from the exotic wilderness of the Air Canada lounge at Toronto Airport. As usual, Chester and Paul Ducklin turn their insightful and entertaining gaze on the security lessons we can learn from the past few days. There's the difference between "Important" and "Critical" on Patch Tuesday; Apple's possible return from the security wildnerness; Bitly's underwhelming breach notification; and Snapchat, who settled with the FTC by admitting some rather unflattering stuff about the company...
May 15, 2014
Chet Chat 146 - May 7, 2014
00:15:11
Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin look at what we can learn from the week's security news. Target, Dropbox, Microsoft, the mysterious Webdriver Torso and Sophos Naked Security itself feature in this episode of our weekly podcast.
May 07, 2014
Chet Chat 145 - Apr 29, 2014
00:13:39
A zero-day in IE to contend with, followed by a zero-day in Flash; two approaches to fixing OpenSSL after the Heartbleed bug; how to get a free pass to the Infosec Europe 2014 event in London; and why security happens by design and not by accident! Chet and Duck turn their attention on the lessons we can learn from the latest security news.
Apr 29, 2014
Chet Chat 144 - Apr 23, 2014
00:14:11
Computer security experts Chester Wisnieski and Paul Ducklin of Sophos turn their attention on the week's news. Mixing wit, insight and advice, the duo look at: the risk from iOS malware, the state of play in fingerprint security, whether to trust mobile apps, why it's a bad idea to hack the taxman, and what to do if Brian Krebs calls to warn you've been pwned.
Apr 24, 2014
Chet Chat 143 - Apr 16, 2014
00:15:00
From the latest Heartbleed revelations to various successes by law enforcement, Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take you through the big computer security stories of the week. Be entertained as you learn from the news, all in our regular quarter-hour podcast format.
Apr 16, 2014
Chet Chat 142 - Apr 10, 2014
00:17:29
Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin help you to understand - and explain what you can do about - the big ticket security news items of the past week. The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.
Apr 10, 2014
Chet Chat 141 - Apr 2, 2014
00:14:33
Chet and Duck get together once again to look at the week's news with their usual blend of humor, insight and informed intensity. There's Adobe's password breach revisited (in poetic form, no less), why there are 42 days left in Windows XP, how Snapchat dissed the US legislature, and what World Backup Day really ought to mean to you...
Apr 02, 2014
Security in Verse - Apr 1, 2014
00:03:15
On 01 April 2014, we decided not to do an April Fool's but to have some April Fun instead! So we turned three recent computer security stories into poems. OK, rhyming verse. Doggerel, in fact. Here, then, with apologies to Mr Robert William Service, are the stories of Mt Gox, Snapchat and the End of XP, as you've never heard them before.
Apr 01, 2014
Chet Chat 140 - Mar 26, 2014
00:15:22
How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too? Chet and Duck add their opinion and advice to the good and the bad in the past weeks' news.
Mar 26, 2014
Chet Chat 139 - Mar 20, 2014
00:14:01
Is a browser less secure if more people like to hack it? Is it OK to ignore alerts simply because you get too many? Do you back yourself to spot every single phish? And just how smart is the Google Play Store? Chester and Duck dissect these issues in their entertaining and informative style in this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast...
Mar 20, 2014
Chet Chat 138 - Mar 13, 2014
00:13:17
Chet and Duck turn the week's news into useful lessons once again. There's Patch Tuesday, the impending end of XP, Advanced Persistent Threatitis, and some astonishing statistics about just how many people have been hit by the CryptoLocker ransomware. Join the dynamic duo for another entertaining quarter-hour on computer security.
Mar 13, 2014
Chet Chat 137 - Mar 5, 2014
00:14:09
What about support for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion? Are they, or aren't they? Why can't Apple just say? Could the addition of a rootkit to the Gameover malware be a blessing in disguise? If you want to hack your way to better results at University, is jumping from an F to an A a wise maneouvre? And will proposed federal data breach laws in the US make things better or worse? Chester and Duck once again aim their entertaining expertise at the security news of the week...
Mar 05, 2014
Chet Chat 136.5 - Feb 27, 2014
00:08:28
Paul Ducklin hooks up "live at RSA" with Naked Security writers Chester Wisniewski and John Shier for a Conference Special podcast. This half-length Chet Chat packs in one-quarter humour, five-eighths news and two-thirds insight - find out what was good, weird, interesting, or all of the above, at this year's RSA 2014 event!
Feb 28, 2014
Chet Chat 136 - Feb 25, 2014
00:11:45
Chester ducks out of booth duties at the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco to bring you this week's Chet Chat. From Apple's SSL bug to Adobe's second-in-a-month emergency Flash update, Chet and Duck once again help you to learn from others' mistakes.
Feb 27, 2014
Chet Chat 135 - Feb 19, 2014
00:15:21
Chet and Duck again turn the week's security news into advice you can use and share with your friends. What happened to Flappy Bird? Why was Talking Angela so talked about? Is internet access at the Winter Olympics in Sochi really a "special danger" situation? What can we learn from the database breaches at Kickstarter and Forbes?
Feb 19, 2014
Chet Chat 134 - Feb 11, 2014
00:14:48
Chet and Duck cast their expert eyes over the week's security news. The pair bring some infectious enthusiam to Sophos's recently-announced acquisition of Cyberoam; they look at Patch Tuesday plus Adobe's out-of-band update to Flash; urge aginst the trend for big brands to bundle "foistware downloads" of complete new applications into what are supposed to be security updates; and plenty more besides. Join this dynamic duo as they turn the latest news into a quarter-hour podcast that is informative, entertaining and educational.
Feb 12, 2014
Chet Chat 133 - Feb 4, 2014
00:14:34
Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target. Oh, and Sophos Naked Security is up for "Blog that Best Represents the Security Industry" in the forthcoming Security Bloggers Awards 2014, so...please vote for us if you are elgibile to do so.
Feb 04, 2014
Chet Chat 132 - Jan 28, 2014
00:15:52
This week's Chet Chat starts out with credit card breaches, as yet more big PII leaks hit the news; then covers the issue of whether you really need good passwords everywhere; before going into an upbeat and encouraging conclusion - we like to finish on a positive note! - discussing Data Privacy Day. You did know it was Data Privacy Day, didn't you? (You do now.)
Jan 28, 2014
Chet Chat 131 - Jan 22, 2014
00:15:16
Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course inside your own organisation. From digitally signed Mac malware, through plaintext password storage, all the way to the South Korean credit agency that lost personal information on close to half of the country's population, here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose."
Jan 22, 2014
Wikileaks - the lessons behind the drama
00:09:25
In early 2014, a contractor at credit-scoring company Korea Credit Bureau was arrested for loading up a USB key with personally identifiable information for some 20,000,000 people, about 40% of South Korea's population. Shades of the Bradley/Chelsea Manning "Wikileaks" saga of three years earlier, in which decades of confidential US State Department cables were siphoned off. Here's a sadly-still-relevant podcast from the Wikileaks incident, looking at the question, "How could this have happened?"
Jan 21, 2014
Chet Chat 130 - Jan 14, 2014
00:14:49
Chester Wisniweski and Paul Ducklin dig into the lessons we can learn from the security issues of the past week. What's the best way to deal with bots and botnets? If you use your financial institution's official mobile banking app, are you more or less secure that just using your browser? What's going on with data security in the US retail sector? What are the must-have and must-do patches from this Patch Tuesday? And do you really *have* to update your Mac to Mavericks if you want security fixes?
Jan 14, 2014
Sophos Techknow - Understanding Botnets
00:17:55
Botnets, short for "robot networks", are more than just malware: they're the money making machinery of modern cybercriminals. Paul Ducklin and James Wyke help you to understand the What, How and Why of this troublesome topic. The result is an entertaining and educational podcast that's suitable for everyone from sysadmins to home surfers.
Jan 09, 2014
Chet Chat 129 - Jan 7, 2014
00:15:35
Chet and Duck look at the security stories that made the headlines over New Year 2013/2014 - from the OpenSSL "hypervisor hack" that wasn't, to the Skype Twitter breach that shouldn't have happened - and explain how we can learn from these mistakes to have a safer and more secure 2014.
Jan 07, 2014
Chet Chat 128 - Dec 31, 2013
00:15:13
From Cryptolocker, through PRISM, Target and Adobe, to tainted randomness: Chet and Duck review the security lessons of 2013, and advise how to make 2014 safer and more secure!
Jan 01, 2014
Chet Chat 127 - Dec 24, 2013
00:15:55
Chet and Duck analyse the latest security news to help you keep ahead of the bad guys. Find out about the recent and massive Target breach; get to grips with Microsoft's and Apple's latest updates; and learn how to respond to Google's recent changes to image rendering for Gmail users.
Dec 24, 2013
Sophos Security Threat Report 2014
00:17:42
Sophos Security Threat Report 2014 by SophosLabs
Dec 10, 2013
Chet Chat 126 - Dec 2, 2013
00:14:50
Chet and Duck tell you what you need to know about the latest security stories. Turn bad news into good with "what you can do better" advice on the back of an XP zero-day, a spate of Bitcoin "bank robberies," the outcome of a European user security survey, and yet another cryptographic blunder, this time from Drupal.
Dec 02, 2013
Chet Chat 125 - Nov 26, 2013
00:15:10
Chet and Duck dig into the good and bad of the week's computer security news, from the amusing "Happy Hour Virus", through Twitter's implementation of "forward secrecy" to discourage government-type surveillance, to LG's data-grabbing TVs and the company's unamusingly casual attitude to what amounts to business-type surveillance.
Nov 26, 2013
Avoiding fake support calls
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Avoiding fake support calls by SophosLabs
Nov 22, 2013
Chet Chat 124 - Nov 20, 2013
00:14:55
Chester and John Shier take time out of the IANS Information Security Forum in Atlanta, Georgia, to talk about the key issues of the past week. There's the US police department that paid the CryptoLocker ransom; the company Loyaltybuild that took two weeks to tell its loyal customers that it hadn't even bothered to encrypt their PII that was stolen; and, to finish with some good news, high praise for Microsoft's public push for cryptographic progress.
Nov 21, 2013
Sophos Techknow - The End of XP
00:18:07
Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski investigate the what, the why and the how of dealing with the impending end of support for Windows XP in 2014. Don't worry: even if you have computers that you simply won't be able to update in time, for example because they run bespoke industrial control software, or a legacy financial application, Duck and Chet have some healthy suggestions for you. They also share some insights into why Microsoft hasn't simply packed all the improved security components from Windows 7 and 8 into the aging XP, leading to the 08 April 2014 deadline.
Nov 14, 2013
Chet Chat 123 - Nov 13, 2013
00:14:25
Chet and Duck deal with: November's Patch Tuesday, whether or not hacking attacks are getting worse, whether Anonymous defacements count as "hacking", an esoteric bug in OpenSSH, and the lessons to learn from Adobe's megabreach.
Nov 13, 2013
Chet Chat 122 - Nov 7, 2013
00:14:07
Chet and Duck discuss the latest Microsoft zero-day, the latest code verification flaw in Android (the third bug of the same sort in the same part of the code!), and whether version numbers are becoming an irrelevancy as products "just update" anyway.
Nov 07, 2013
Chet Chat 121 - Oct 28, 2013
00:13:27
Chet and Duck discuss WordPress autoupdating; OS X's giant new wave, Mavericks; iCloud and 2FA; smartphone tracking by retailers; and security in pacemakers and other medical devices.
Oct 28, 2013
Chet Chat 120 - Oct 22, 2013
00:14:24
Chet and Duck discuss Oracle's monster Java patch, Joel's backdoor in D-Link routers, Cryptolocker and WhatsApp's demonstration of why you shouldn't roll your own crypto.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 119.5 - October 16, 2013
00:12:37
Chet interviews Robert Slade a well known anti-virus expert for National Cyber Security Awareness Month #NCSAM. Rob shares his thoughts on how average folks can stay safer online.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 119 - October 7, 2013
00:14:05
Chet and Duck are back on the regular schedule and talked about the 10th anniversary of Patch Tuesday, Adobe going "open source" and the alleged demise of the Dread Pirate Roberts.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 118.99 - October 4, 2013
00:11:52
In the last third of Sophos Security Chet Chat 118 Chet interviews Vanja Svajcer from SophosLabs about his presentation on potentially unwanted Android apps. Many users are being inundated with advertising pop-ups and other pesky behaviours, leading security vendors toward providing tools to block these apps.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 118.66 - October 3, 2013
00:08:58
As a reminder to everyone that it is National Cyber Security Awareness Month #NCSAM, Chet and Duck remind our listeners to do the three things to help themselves and others stay safer online.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 118.33 - October 2, 2013
00:07:49
Chester interviews James Wyke of SophosLabs UK about his presentation on the Zero Access Trojan at this year's Virus Bulletin conference in Berlin, Germany.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 117 - September 24, 2013
00:14:57
This week Chet and Duck talk about Apple, Apple, iOS, Apple, OS X, lots of patches, browser trust and Facebook privacy.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Techknow - Understanding vulnerabilities
00:15:08
Make sense of vulnerability jargon by listening to this 15 minute podcast... With recent updates from Microsoft (three times), Adobe, Oracle, Apple and Firefox, the timing could scarcely be better.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 116 - September 10, 2013
00:13:21
In this episode of SSCC Chet and Duck talk about Google Authenticator temporarily forgetting its seeds, Apple bugs, Facebook data probes and an increase in WordPress phishing.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 115 - August 27, 2013
00:16:06
Chet and Duck discuss XP "as a giant 0-day", password practices in light of LastPass's recent vulnerability and the next generation of the HTTP protocol.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 114 - August 13, 2013
00:13:58
Chet welcomes series regular Paul 'Duck' Ducklin to discuss the latest security news: Android random number flaw implicated in Bitcoin thefts, OpenX ad servers "pre-compromised", Lavabit and Silent Circle suspend operation, winners of Black Hat 2013 #sophospuzzle.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 113 - July 19, 2013
00:14:40
Chet and Duck talk about the stolen "master Android keys", Tumblr security flaws, Club Nintendo password woes and the new Sophos puzzle for BlackHat 2013.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 112 - July 3, 2013
00:13:47
In this podcast Chester and Duck tackle 'Keyjacking', obfuscated data breach notification letters and Apple's iOS WPA2 passphrases being a little too easy.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 111 - June 17, 2013
00:15:07
Security experts Chester 'Chet' Wisniewski and Paul 'Duck' Ducklin discuss the latest security news: the leak behind PRISM, Swedish against Google's cloud, and BlackBerry ships Flash on its latest smartphones.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 110 - June 4, 2013
00:15:08
Chet welcomes series regular Paul 'Duck' Ducklin to discuss the latest security news: Microsoft reading Skype messages, the IP Commission Report, small business cybersecurity, and AusCERT 2013 #SophosPuzzle.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 109 - May 20, 2013
00:15:23
Chet welcomes series regular Paul 'Duck' Ducklin to discuss the latest security news: Name.com breach (and others), laptop theft, casher crews, LulzSec busts, Patch Tuesday.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos interview with "We are Anonymous" author Parmy Olson
00:19:28
In this podcast Chester interviews Parmy Olson author of "We are Anonymous" about her thoughts on LulzSec, their sentencing and the Anonymous movement. Parmy also shares some of her thoughts on Firefox OS and other developments from Mobile World Congress 2013.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 108 - May 8, 2013
00:14:23
Chester calls home from Interop in Las Vegas to record the latest episode of the Sophos Security Chet Chat. Duck explains a WWII steganography technique and introduces a contest. Chester and Duck then discuss internet camera vulnerabilities, game software rigged to mint Bitcoins and more password database breaches.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 107 - April 23, 2013
00:13:55
Chet welcomes series regular Paul 'Duck' Ducklin to discuss the latest: Boston marathon bombing scams, Hostgator's hack, Safari's Java safety update, pwning planes with an Android app, and Facebook Home and "Cover Feed".
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Techknow - Two-factor authentication
00:16:25
To some of us, two-factor authentication (2FA) is a welcome aspect of online security; to others, token or SMS-based login codes are just extra online hassle we'd rather do without. Duck and Chet help you evaluate the risks and rewards of 2FA in this enjoyable quarter-hour podcast.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 106 - April 9, 2013
00:15:49
This week's Chet Chat has Duck and Chet discuss the DOD BYOD policy, malware posing as multi-function printers, WordPress adopting 2FA and two new browser rendering engines competing on both performance and security.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 105 - March 22, 2013
00:15:12
Chet and Duck discuss debuggy HP printer firmware, ad-supported phone apps, scans of the whole internet, Apple introducing 2 step authentication, link morphing and Internet Explorer 11.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 104.5 - March 22, 2013
00:20:13
Chet inteviews the writer and director of hacker film "Code 2600" and Austin BSides organizers/consultants Michael Gough and Ian Robertson. We also introduce the new kickstarter "Hackers in Uganda".
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 104 - March 12, 2013
00:14:31
Guest Paul Ducklin and host Chester Wisniewski talk about RSA Conference 2013, CanSecWest 2013, Vancouver's first Security BSides, PWN2OWN, the cPanel break-in and cloud security.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 103 - February 24, 2013
00:15:23
This week Chet and Duck discuss Mandiant's APT1 report, the alleged watering hole attack against iOS developers and Twitter hacks.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 102 - February 12, 2013
00:14:31
Chet and Duck tackle the weeks news including UPnP, the Balmital botnet take down, Flash patches for Windows and OS X and the Lucky Thirteen SSL/TLS weakness.
Oct 27, 2013
What is the Anatomy of an Attack event?
00:08:05
This podcast outlines what to expect if you attend one of our Anatomy of an Attack seminars. Chester Wisniewski and John Shier explain the content presented and what attendees should expect to take away.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 101 - January 30, 2013
00:15:10
Chester talks to Paul Ducklin about HP Printers on the open internet, Java, precision versus accuracy and PWN2OWN and Pwnium 3 contests.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 100 - December 10, 2012
00:15:36
In this 100th episode of the Chet Chat, Duck and Chester discuss the bizarre story of John McAfee, OS X malware, Switzerland losing intelligence data, NASA laptops and Romanian carders.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 99 - October 31, 2012
00:17:07
Michael Argast rejoined Chet this Halloween to catch up on the week's news including new DMCA exceptions, Hurricane Sandy scams, Yahoo! ignoring do not track, Barnes and Noble credit cards skimming and Facebook's donation to spam research.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 98 - September 17, 2012
00:14:47
This week Paul Ducklin is in the guest seat as he and Chester discuss Patch Tuesday, weak RSA certificates, losing $250,000 worth of bitcoins, Do Not Track, Blackhole exploit kit and the Nitol botnet takedown.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 97 - August 10, 2012
00:14:35
Peter Szabo from SophosLabs joins Chet to chat about 4 more talks from this year's Black Hat and DEF CON conferences. Topics include MSCHAPv2, Frack, smart meters and hacking public transit.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Techknow - All about Java
00:16:19
Java brings with it some significant risks, yet for many people, it's "just there on my computer." In this episode, Duck and Chet tell you All about Java, and help you to make an informed decision in balancing its risks and rewards at work and at home.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 96 - August 3, 2012
00:14:08
Peter Szabo, a senior threat researcher with SophosLabs, joins Chet this week to to share what they learned at this year's Black Hat and DEF CON conferences. They discuss NFC, a file disinfection framework, steganography and the dangers of IPv6 and DNSSEC.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Techknow - Understanding SSL
00:16:09
To many of us, SSL isn't much more than "the padlock in the browser." But how does it work? Who verifies SSL certificates? How do we know we can trust them? What happens if we realize we can't? Duck and Chet discuss all this, and more, in this episode of the Techknow podcast.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 95 - July 19, 2012
00:12:45
Paul Ducklin joins Chet this week to discuss the quarterly Oracle patches, the theft of a USB stick belonging to Elections Ontario, the bypass of in-app purchases from the App Store and how WiFi hackers stole $3 million.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos TechKnow - Patching: should you lead, follow, or get out of the way?
00:15:26
Do you really need seven committee meetings and a 90 day waiting period before you update your computers with the latest patches? Duck and Chet take on the challenges of security patches in this episode of the TechKnow podcast.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 94 - July 13, 2012
00:15:11
Paul Ducklin joins Chet once again to discuss the latest security news. This week's topics include DNS Changer, Patch Tuesday, Find and Call, San Diego's fireworks fiasco and password breaches.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 93 - June 21, 2012
00:21:14
Michael Argast joins Chet once again to discuss Flame, LinkedIn, warrantless wiretapping, Patch Tuesday, border patrol spying and Microsoft's BlueHat prize.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 92 - June 5, 2012
00:20:03
Michael Argast from Telus joined Chet once again to discuss the week's news. Topics covered include Flame malware, Do Not Track, TACK, Conficker and Sophos Mobile Security for Android.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 91 - May 18, 2012
00:17:53
This week's Chet Chat returns to our usual news format this week with guest Gary Korhonen (@hundredaire). Gary and Chet discuss the Utah data breach, Facebook hacker's prison term, OS X Leopard's FlashBack removal tool, Pentagon data sharing and Operation Phish Phry sentencing.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 90 - May 10, 2012
00:06:08
This week's Chet Chat comes to you live from the show floor at Interop 2012. John Shier and Chet Wisniewski have some fun and share highlights from the expo hall.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 89 - April 26, 2012
00:05:52
Chester Wisniewski and Chris Pace walk around the exhibition hall at this year's InfoSec Europe and share their insights on trends and some fantastic giveaways some vendors thought might grab your attention.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 88 - April 17, 2012
00:16:52
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin chat about the security issues surrounding Apple's new iTunes security, knowledge-based authentication, Mac malware and Google's fine from the FCC.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 87 - April 5, 2012
00:20:44
David Schwartzberg is this week's guest on the Chet Chat to talk about the data breach at Global Payments, a new Mac botnet and Flash Player updating. David also explained the new AES-NI encryption acceleration in Intel chips and a new way to safely store files in the cloud.
Oct 27, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 86 - March 31, 2012
00:14:35
Paul Ducklin is this week's guest on the Chet Chat. Chet and Paul discuss an attempted DDoS of an election in Canada, the knock-on effects of the DNS Changer malware, Facebook's new Data Usage Policy and the risks of outsourcing.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 85 - March 22, 2012
00:14:40
In this week's episode John Shier joins Chet to discuss the review of electronic device usage on airplanes by the FAA, the arrests of the Carberp malware authors, the worm danger from the MS12-020 RDP vulnerability and whether the time has come for encrypting more than just laptops and USB drives.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Techknow - Busting Password Myths
00:14:35
In this new podcast series Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski take a more in-depth look at a single topic, exploring the ins and outs to help listeners understand complex topics. In this episode - Busting Password Myths, Paul and Chester take a look at the thorny issue of password rules and regulations.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 84.66 - March 2, 2012
00:04:35
Chet and Duck say goodbye to San Francisco, thank their fellow bloggers for Naked Security winning the Best Corporate Security Blog, discuss their favorite stand and talk a bit about how "big data" plays with security.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 84.33 - February 28, 2012
00:04:25
RSA special Chet Chat sharing Chester's and Duck's first impressions of the first day of the RSA 2012 conference in San Francisco.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 84 - February 23, 2012
00:15:33
Paul Ducklin hosts this week's Chet Chat with the tables turned... Chet is the guest. They discussed the recent Google cookie-gate incident, House Intelligence Committee advice on using laptops while travelling and the malicious emails sent to leaked Stratfor subscriber email addresses.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 83 - February 16, 2012
00:16:14
This week's Chet Chat finds Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski discussing the vulnerabilities patched this Tuesday in Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle products, mobile phone application privacy issues and upcoming events RSA and Anatomy of an Attack in Portland, OR and Wellington, NZ.
Oct 26, 2013
A time-based analysis of Rich Text Format manipulations
00:11:50
Paul Baccas is interviewed by Chester Wisniewski on his paper A time-based analysis of Rich Text Format manipulations. Paul explains how the focus is often on zero-day exploits even though flaws like CVE 2010-3333 have been patched for over a year and are still resulting in successful compromise.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 82 - February 3, 2012
00:14:13
This week, Paul Ducklin joins Chet to talk about the Sophos Security Threat Report 2012, the new anti-phishing proposal known as DMARC and mobile phone numbers being leaked through HTTP headers at O2.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 81 - January 23, 2012
00:14:23
Chet sits down with Michael Kaiser, Executive Director at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to discuss Data Privacy Day. Michael explains the origin of Data Privacy Day, some of the activities related to it and how people can participate in raising awareness about privacy and data security.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 80 - January 18, 2012
00:19:44
In this week's podcast, Vanja Svajcer joins Chet to talk about the mobile security landscape. Topics discussed include mobile malware, theft, application markets and advice on securing your smartphone.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 79 - January 9, 2012
00:16:59
Paul Ducklin joins Chet for the first Chet Chat of 2012. This week they discuss the privacy implications of smart meters, the recent research showing how WiFi routers are vulnerable due to an easy setup feature and password hashes.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 78 - December 20, 2011
00:21:41
Gary Korhonen joins Chet for this week's podcast discussing the automatic upgrade of Internet Explorer, Android Market malware, Carrier IQ and an infection that shut down a hospital in Georgia.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 77 - November 24, 2011
00:14:50
Paul Ducklin joins Chet to talk about this week's news including giving your friends and family a hand at Thanksgiving, Android security, SCADA hacking and Google's WiFi mapping opt-out scheme.
Oct 26, 2013
Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 76 - October 21, 2011
00:11:58
Chester interviews Michael Kaiser from the National Cyber Security Alliance and Rob Strayer from the Bipartisan Policy Center about National Cyber Security Awareness Month and our upcoming State of Cyber Security event.
Oct 26, 2013