SSCC 100 - John McAfee, OS X malware, Swiss intel, NASA laptops and Romanian carders

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Sophos Security Chet Chat logoChester finally brings up his century with Chet Chat Episode 100 - the Benjamin Franklin edition!

(For readers not familiar with US history and culture, Benjamin Franklin was not only one of America's Founding Fathers, but also also a tireless scientist, engineer and inventor. His likeness appears on the US $100 banknote, which is where the "century" connection comes in.)

Chet's guest in the 100th Chet Chat is Paul Ducklin.

The pair discuss a range of recent security issues:

• John McAfee and geolocation data - advice for non-fugitives.

• Website with Dalai Lama connection hit with Mac malware - making sense of the risk to OS X.

• Swiss intelligence agency in huge data theft - terabytes worth!

• NASA loses yet another laptop - find out what they're doing to prevent (yet another) repeat.

• Romanian carders hack 500,000 Australian credit cards - but law enforcement strikes back.

(07 December 2012, duration 15:37 minutes, size 11.3 MBytes)

You can also download this podcast directly in MP3 format: Sophos Security Chet Chat 100. And why not take a look at the back-catalogue of Sophos Podcasts in our archive? We have loads of interesting stuff for your listening pleasure.

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About the author

Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog