SSCC 56 - Albert Gonzalez, Patch Tuesday, Texas data loss and Adobe zero day

Filed Under: Adobe, Data loss, Featured, Law & order, Podcast, Vulnerability

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoMichael Argast joins me this week to summarize the important security news and talk a bit about this week's Microsoft patch release.

We started with the bizarre tale of Albert Gonzalez and his claims that he hacked TJX while working for the US Secret Service. We discussed the loss of 3.5 million people's personal data by the state of Texas.

We advised people to watch for attacks targeting the latest Adobe zero day, and looked at the top priorities for deployment this Patch Tuesday.

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(12 April 2011, duration 15:29 minutes, size 10.1MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 56.

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One Response to SSCC 56 - Albert Gonzalez, Patch Tuesday, Texas data loss and Adobe zero day

  1. andrewloughran · 1632 days ago

    I took the opportunity to upgrade to IE9 as part of the "Patch Tuesday" releases and patches. Unfortunately it simply doesn't work - get a message saying "IE has stopped working, Windows is looking for a solution to the problem". However W7 doesn't seem able to fix the problem.
    Why should MS release a duff update ?

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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