SSCC 83 - Patch Tuesday, Apple app privacy and RSA

Filed Under: Adobe, Apple, Featured, iOS, Microsoft, Mobile, Oracle, Podcast, Privacy, Vulnerability

Chet Chat logoPaul Ducklin was my guest again this week on the Chet Chat after a week off due to me having a rather nasty cold and not wanting to share that with all of our listeners.

Paul and I began the discussion with Patch Tuesday and the fixes released by Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle.

Paul provided some clarity for Mac users on the confusing mix of Java versions and availability, depending on which version of OS X you may be using.

We also dove into the App Store privacy issues that have been in the news this week, reinforcing our belief that opt-in is a requirement, not an option.

Last, but not least, we talked a bit about the upcoming RSA Conference 2012 in San Francisco.

The Sophos team will be conducting a cryptographic puzzle contest, giving away a Macbook Air daily in a drawing and even offering free expo passes.

For those of you who can't make it to RSA, we will be posting the puzzle here on Naked Security as well.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest you can join me for Anatomy of an Attack in Portland, OR on March 14.

(16 February 2012, duration 16:14 minutes, size 11.7 MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 83, subscribe on iTunes or our RSS feed. You can see all of the Sophos Podcasts by visiting our archive.

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2 Responses to SSCC 83 - Patch Tuesday, Apple app privacy and RSA

  1. Chris · 1326 days ago

    Are there any more details coming for the Wellington event?

    • Paul Ducklin · 1326 days ago

      We'll be publishing full details in a while. But if you want to be certain of a place right now, you can simply email and reserve your seat.

      It'll be held at the Amora Hotel in Wellington (near to Te Papa) on Tuesday 27 March 2012. Registration starts at 8.30am. The AoA (Anatomy of Attack) stuff runs from 9am to lunch (with a break for tea); after lunch there's an optional product-oriented Q&A session.

      The whole thing, including luncheon and the optional bit, will be done and dusted by 1.30pm.

      Hope that helps.

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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