SSCC 62 - Sony, Apple malware and cloud security

Filed Under: Apple, Data loss, Malware, Podcast, Privacy, Vulnerability

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoPaul Ducklin of Sophos Australia joined me for the Chet Chat this week to talk about the weeks news. We also made some time at the end for the C-word (C-L-O-U-D).

First we talked about the large quantity of recent data breaches, primarily Sony. Paul had some rather good advice to those who think this might be a fun way to make a political statement... Don't do it.

We also discussed whether the recent barrage of Mac malware has been a call for OS X users to take their heads out of the sand when it comes to securing their computers.

We had some feedback last week about a post Paul had made about a talk he was about to give on cloud security and our reader was disappointed that they weren't in Sydney and would not be able to attend. This week we spent a few minutes discussing the cloud and ways it introduces risk and how you might use it more safely.

If you prefer a news summary for the week in text format, visit the Sophos Security News and Trends for the latest selected hot topics or subscribe to our weekly newsletter, Sophos eNews.

(2 June 2011, duration 13:20 minutes, size 9.2MBytes)

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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