IT security and control firm Sophos today announced the
availability of a new podcast discussing the Sophos Security Threat Report 2009.
Sophos has published new research into the examining existing
and emerging security trends during 2008, and has identified trends
in how hackers are attempting to steal money, identities and
resources from internet users.
In the podcast, Graham Cluley senior
technology consultant at Sophos, is interviewed by Carole
Theriault, host of the Sophos podcasts, offering listeners a
snapshot of the latest findings in the report. Amongst the issues
discussed is the rise in SQL injection attacks against websites,
where hackers infest pages on a site by exploiting vulnerabilities
in its code.
"With more high-profile websites being exploited and a sharp
rise in email attachment malware, it's never been more important to
make sure you have strong defenses in place," said Carole
Theriault. "This podcast aims to educate users on what the
cybercriminals are up to, so they can ensure that they are
sufficiently protected. It is clear from the findings of Sophos's
Security Threat Report that businesses and home users alike need to
do more to stop hackers taking advantage of computer systems."
All Sophos podcasts are available for
download. Previous podcasts have covered topics such as the
of social networking sites, virtualization,
testing, and rootkits.