SSCC 69 - Google+, Facebook facial recognition, Apple iOS SSL flaw and OS X File Vault 2

Filed Under: Apple, Data loss, Facebook, Google, iOS, Law & order, Mobile, Podcast, Privacy, Social networks, Vulnerability

Sophos Security Chet Chat logoThis week I am joined by David Schwartzberg, a data protection specialist at Sophos, who took the time to chat with me about the week's news and share his insight on OS X Lion's new encryption feature File Vault 2.

We began by discussing an agreement Facebook made with the Connecticut Attorney General to run advertisements on Facebook to raise awareness about the new facial recognition feature. We also discussed the recent kerfuffle over Google's decision to enforce their ban on pseudonymous account names on their new social network Google+.

The meat of the podcast was a favorite topic of mine, Apple. I explained the vulnerability that was patched this week that allows an attacker to snoop on SSL communications on unpatched iDevices.

David shared his initial impressions of the new encryption technology built into OS X 10.7 Lion. Listen to find out what David thinks is "crispy" and what's "rotten" in File Vault 2.

(28 July 2011, duration 21:00 minutes, size 10.0 MBytes)

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One Response to SSCC 69 - Google+, Facebook facial recognition, Apple iOS SSL flaw and OS X File Vault 2

  1. Kevin Downie ยท 1472 days ago

    Thank you for your excellent review of Filevault, it was one of the most excellent and useful review that I have read in a long time. I noticed your data on increased boot time running Filevault, but is there any decrease in performance with applications?

    Thank you

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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