Naked Security talks about Festive Season Security on BBC Radio 5 Live’s “Outriders” show…

Outriders is a BBC Radio 5 Live programme that describes itself as “exploring the frontiers of the web.”

It’s hosted by Jamillah Knowles, and it goes to air early on Tuesday mornings, so this week’s episode came out on Christmas Eve.

With the festive season in mind, Jamillah interviewed Naked Security’s Paul Ducklin about security and safety on line, including:

  • Should friends let friends run Windows XP?
  • Is gifting someone a computer enough on its own, or should you go the extra mile and help the recipient set it up properly?
  • What extra steps do you need to take if you’re giving your children tablets so they can go online unsupervised?
  • If you buy yourself a new computer this Christmas, what precautions should you keep in mind when you get rid of your old one?

You can download the programme as an MP3 from the BBC’s podcast repository, check out this and all previous Outriders shows on the BBC Podcasts website, or “tune in” and listen directly from the BBC’s site now:

Duck is on for the first ten minutes of the show.

Just remember: computer security is a smart choice for your whole digital lifestyle, not just for Christmas.