Sophos Security Chet Chat – Episode 182 – January 21, 2015
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
- [00’31”] Car insurance dongle could lead to privacy wreck
- [01’45”] Home router security bypass = no security AT ALL!
- [04’41”] Oracle’s Critical Patches for Jan 2015
- [06’29”] Microsoft swings at Google over Project Zero
- [08’00”] Marriott’s stopped blocking Wi-Fi hotspots
- [10’32”] Young Pirate pulls off Wi-Fi privacy prank
Other podcasts you might like
- Chet Chat 181 – The Security Duel: “Bug reports at 15 paces”
- Sophos Techknow – Dealing with Ransomware
- Sophos Techknow – Firewalls Demystified
2 comments on “SSCC 182 – What would the Pirate Party do? [PODCAST]”
I use DSL to connect (it’s slightly faster dial up), and my provider supplied the DSL modem. After it was installed, I tried to setup a hardware firewall and was having a problem, when I realized the modem had a firewall built in. I called my provider and asked them for the admin password, which surprisingly they gave me. I changed the password and now use the built in firewall, which according to GRC keeps me in stealth mode, unless I add exceptions. At one point they offered me a newer modem, which I declined, that didn’t seem to bother them. I’m pretty sure that they can still get into the modem from the outside. I don’t use a router (no wifi and only one computer) but I still wonder if their is a way to get into the modem for the cloud side.
If you want to, you could put a Sophos UTM Free Home Edition box between your ISP’s router and your own network. That way you know that things like DNS, DHCP, your VPN and so on are being handled by software you control.