Episode #111 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast is here.
(17 June 2013, duration 15’07”, size 9.1 MBytes)
Chet Chat episode 111 shownotes:
• For the benefit of North American listeners, Duck points out the curious relevance of the episode number (111) to the game of cricket, and neatly ties that back to security.
• PRISM made the news for its surveillance and spying aspects. Chet and Duck wonder if the underlying problem of “how did the leak happen at all” isn’t a much bigger deal. Full disk encryption, the pair conclude, is your friend.
• Swedish data protection mandarins instructed a local council not to use Google’s cloud. Chet and Duck explain why, and argue that having at least some gung-ho privacy commissioners in some parts of the world is probably good for everyone.
• Blackberry ships Flash on its latest smartphones. Chet asks, very bluntly, “Is this a good idea?” Duck thinks not – and Chet makes the point that it’s not just that Flash is installed, but that it languishes behind on patches, too.
No flash image courtesy of Shutterstock.