SSCC 63 - RSA, Sony, Facebook faces and the future of Mac security

Filed Under: Adobe Flash, Apple, Data loss, Facebook, Malware, OS X, Podcast, Privacy, Social networks, Vulnerability

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoIn this week's Chet Chat, Rich Baldry joins me to discuss the future of Mac threats and how many threats are not platform specific.

Rich and I started out discussing the latest developments in the RSA SecurID breach and the importance of users maintaining traditional security mechanisms, like passwords, even if they have a second factor.

Sony's latest breaches earned a brief mention as well as the recent out-of-band update to Flash Player and next Tuesday's Microsoft fixes.

We discussed the recent expansion of facial recognition technology on Facebook and ended by talking about the current threat landscape facing Mac users.

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(9 June 2011, duration 22:45 minutes, size 13.0MBytes)

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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