SSCC 55 - More SSL CA problems, RSA update and Chrome blocking more dangerous content

Filed Under: Data loss, Google, Malware, Podcast, Privacy, Spam

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoTony Ross joined me this week to share his wisdom on this week's most important security news.

It's been a while since Tony had joined me in my luxurious (ha!) Vancouver studio, and it was great to have him back. We began our discussion with the continued public outing of the reasons we cannot trust the chain of trust in the SSL industry.

We debated a bit over the news that Google Chrome will begin using their Safe Browsing API to protect against malicious downloads.

While discussing the new information provided about the RSA breach we talked a bit about leaving potentially dangerous choices in the hands of your end-users.

Of course we couldn't ignore the massive email data leakage incident at Epsilon. While the sky might not be falling, this certainly could be a boon to the attackers if they decide to phish the users whose data was released.

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(6 April 2011, duration 13:17 minutes, size 8.6MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 55.

All of our past podcasts are available from http://podcasts.sophos.com and on iTunes.

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2 Responses to SSCC 55 - More SSL CA problems, RSA update and Chrome blocking more dangerous content

  1. alex · 1237 days ago

    this got cut off at the 10 21 minute market mid sentence fyi

    • Chester Wisniewski · 1237 days ago

      I just checked the download and the built-in player and it seems fine. Try downloading it again to hear the end!

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Chester Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos Canada. He provides advice and insight into the latest threats for security and IT professionals with the goal of providing clear guidance on complex topics. You can follow Chester on Twitter as @chetwisniewski, on App.net as Chester, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at chesterw@sophos.com.