Power grids, alarming alarms and penguin-packing game consoles [Chet Chat Podcast 226]

Sophos Security Chet Chat – Episode 226 – Jan 6, 2016

Wow, time flies and the first Chet Chat of 2016 is here. John Shier joined me this week for a fortunately slow news week to go a bit deeper than usual into our topics.


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We kicked 2016 off by discussing the Ukrainian blackout and the relevence of state sponsorship.

Google released updates for Android again, including a critical mediaserver vulnerability, but update delivery is still problematic. Even the Black Phone needs fixes, but still seems to have the security edge.

The internet of insecure things keeps rearing its ugly head, this time involving a security product. We invite you to visit our booth at RSA 2016 to learn more about securing your IoT gadgets.

The Playstation 4 has been jailbroken, but as with so many things the power you unleash may cause problems if you dabble in unauthorized software. John and I discuss the pros and cons.

Lastly, we remind everyone that they can get free anti-virus and web protection with Sophos Home, our enterprise-grade protection bundled up for home use. We have released a new video to help explain the importance of comprehensive security and simplicity in one neat package. Check it out.

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