Sophos experts get to grips with news, opinion, advice and research in these easily-digested, professionally-presented and informative podcasts.

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  • Learn more about specific topics in our Techknow series, where our experts explore, explain and hopefully help you to understand all sorts of security issues, from SSL to two-factor authentication.

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S2 Ep19: One of us just prevented a ransomware attack

Peter Mackenzie saved a casino from a ransomware attack, a children's smartwatch leaks location data and HPE warns of impending SSD disk doom. Host Anna Brading is joined by Peter Mackenzie, Paul Ducklin and Mark Stockley. Related articles: Children's smartwatch: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/28/kids-smartwatch-security-tracker-can-be-hacked-by-anyone/ SSD disk impending doom: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/28/hpe-warns-of-impending-ssd-disk-doom/

S2 Ep18 – Missing cryptoqueen, festive phishing and can the web be saved?

This week we discuss the large scale crypto-scam which tricked people into investing $400m, Tim Berners-Lee's proposed principles to save the web from a 'digital dystopia' and how to stay safe online during the festive season. Producer Alice Duckett hosts the show with Sophos experts Paul Ducklin and Peter Mackenzie. Listen now! Related articles: Crypto-scam: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/25/onecoin-crypto-scam-lawyer-found-guilty-of-worldwide-400m-fraud/ Web principles: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/26/sir-tim-berners-lee-publishes-plan-to-save-the-web-from-digital-dystopia/ Festive scams: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/19/ho-ho-ouch-there-are-4x-more-fake-retailer-sites-than-real-ones/

S2 Ep17 - Fake AirBnBs, lying ISPs and a glance at the cyberfuture

A huge Airbnb scam ends with promises to verify every host and listing, Mozilla says ISPs are lying to Congress about encrypted DNS and we discuss the Sophos Threat Report 2020. Host Anna Brading is joined by Sophos experts Peter Mackenzie and Greg Iddon on this week's episode of the podcast. Listen now! Related articles: Airbnb: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/11/huge-airbnb-scam-leads-to-promise-to-vet-every-host-every-listing/ Mozilla: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/11/06/mozilla-says-isps-are-lying-to-congress-about-encrypted-dns/ 2020 threat report: https://www.sophos.com/en-us/labs/security-threat-report.aspx