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SSCC 189 – Hey, is that your CPU on fire? [PODCAST]

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Sophos Security Chet Chat – Episode 189 – March 11, 2015

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Thanks guys for five years, and hopefully many more, of Chet Chat. I always look forward to the days when I visit Naked Security and see another CC in the banner. CC gives some depth and clarification to the recent stories. Just as an aside, a few years ago I figured that one day someone would figure out a way to make TCP/IP secure, and we would not have to worry about security any more. I guess the reality is that it was not designed to be secure, the creative energy of bad guys is almost infinite and human beings will always do silly things when they don’t understand the technology. My guess is that you will have employment for the foreseeable future.

Thanks again for all the great news on Naked Security.


Thanks for your kind words.

As the (allegedly) old saying goes (allegedly), “May you live in interesting times.” From a security perspective, we certainly do.


I can’t not comment on your five year anniversary when Chet Chat is so helpful to me.

I’m not a person commanding an office full of computers, etc, but simply a retired senior citizen operating an IPad. I did have a laptop which was XP so it’s now retired…like me!

I’ve learnt so much from you and have even been able to help friends. One even then used your free Virus Removal Tool and finally got rid of a problem that had literally been bugging him for ages.

Hats off to you both and all of the team and I look forward to many more Chet Chats!



And keep on helping those friends…it’s an unsung part of IT support that is just as important to our collective resilience against cybercrooks as the biggest IT department at the biggest technology company. After all, most of us who aren’t retired have computers at home _and_ at work (increasingly the *same* computers, iPad, iPhones and so on!) and…trite or cliched as it may sound, an injury to one really is an injury to all, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and so on. The crooks who took out Target, for example, didn’t have to trick *every* employee at the company. Just needed a beachead to start from.


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