Sophos Security Chet Chat – Episode 163 – September 3, 2014
News, opinion, advice and research!
Here’s our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts and Naked Security writers Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.
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In this episode of the Chet Chat
- [0’31”] Don’t use WPS on your Wi-Fi router
- [3’40”] 97,000 Bugzilla emails and passwords exposed
- [6’49”] Firefox OS app permissions and privacy
- [9’30”] NASA prepares for serious sysadmin work – on MARS!
2 comments on “SSCC 163 – So THAT’S why you can’t erase Flash RAM properly [PODCAST]”
I don’t really have over 20 minutes to spare to listen to Chet Chat when only one section really interests me. Can’t you stick to text? I could probably find and read the part I want in a couple of minutes.
The Chet Chat isn’t “over 20 minutes” – we edit it to almost exactly 15′ each week. There are usually four stories, so if you cut off the intro and outro, that’s about 3′ per story. We have started publishing split times for each part so it’s really easy to find and listen to one of them if you aren’t interested in the rest.
As for turning it into an article, well, as we’ve explained before, we put a *lot* of effort into producing the podcasts for people who enjoy listening as well as reading. Spoken English simply doesn’t make good written English, so podcast transcripts don’t make satisfactory articles. (Indeed, they’re not supposed to.)
We do provide links to all the stories we discuss, for those who don’t have 3′ spare to listen. If you click through to a story, it should have ten “related articles” suggested down the right hand side; the algorithm that picks those links actually does a pretty good job.
So I am afraid that the answer is, “No. We can’t stick to text. We make the Chet Chat as a podcast on purpose, which is why it’s called a “Chat”. We think that those who prefer text are already well catered for; the podcast is a bit of a bonus for everyone else.”