SSCC46 - Egypt, Facebook and HTTPS, FBI warrants and the new MS zero day

Filed Under: Facebook, Law & order, Podcast, Privacy, Social networks, Vulnerability, Windows

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoThis week's Chet Chat took on political overtones as a result of the tense situation in Egypt. Michael Argast and I surveyed the security landscape as we witness a shift from Stuxnet and espionage and towards the role the internet plays in political freedom.

In addition to the Egypt situation we discussed the introduction of HTTPS support by Facebook, the hacking of Mark Zuckerberg's fan page, what impact the FBI's search warrants might have on Anonymous and the newest vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2011-0096). We also had a brief rant on what is the meaning of the phrase "zero day".

(31 January 2011, duration 14:36 minutes, size 10.52MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 46. All of our past podcasts are available from and on iTunes.

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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 as Chester, Chester Wisniewski on Google Plus or send him an email at