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SSCC161 - What do you mean, "Trade him for Edward Snowden"? [PODCAST]


Here's the latest Chet Chat security podcast!

Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin once again turn plain old news into advice you can use.

Thousands of computers open to eavesdropping and hijacking

Thousands of computers open to eavesdropping and hijacking

Many, many people and businesses are running a remote access tool, Virtual Network Computing, without a password. The tool lets people see everything we do online or reach through and take over our systems. The list of exposed sites is astonishing: everything from power stations to pharmacies to people watching porn.

Sophos Techknow - Firewalls Demystified [PODCAST]


The word firewall has a lot more shades of meaning in 2014 than it did in 1994.

So...who better to help us to demystify the modern firewall than Sophos security expert Chester Wisniewski?

SSCC 159 - What can we learn from the "honeybot"? [PODCAST]


For your listening pleasure!

Here's this week's episode of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast...

SSCC 158 - What do you mean, "Don't knit your own remote authentication"? [PODCAST]


Here's this week's Chet Chat security podcast for your listening pleasure.

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin of Sophos dissect the week's security news to see what we can learn from other people's mistakes...

California duo charged with selling ready-to-hack Point-of-Sale systems to Subway branches

A pair of former Subway franchisees from California have been charged with cyberfraud against their former fellows.

The DoJ alleges they sold pre-compromised PoS systems that allowed them to plunder gift card credits from afar...

86,800 network printers open to the whole internet - is one of them yours?

Last week, it was programmers uploading their private keys to public websites.

This week, it's private printers left openly on the public internet.

In the words of a famous software company, "Where do you want to print today?"

Romanian payment card crook gets 21 months in the US - $10M losses inflicted on 150,000 card holders


Judgement Day for Romanian cybercriminal Cezar Butu.

He'll serve 21 months in a US prison for his role in a $10M carding heist against sandwich giant Subway and other US businesses.

Many WordPress blogs at risk from image-based zero-day vulnerability

Many WordPress blogs at risk from image-based zero-day vulnerability

Technology blogger Mark Maunder recently wrote about an intrusion to his WordPress site.

The culprit was a widespread image-tweaking utility called timthumb. Learn what happened and how to fix it.