Data Security Podcast Episode 63 – July 27 2009

30 minutes each week on data security, privacy, and the law….(plus or minus five)

On this week’s program:

* iPhone Security. Is that an oxymoron?

* Google Chrome Browser uses sandboxing for security.  We talk to a security engineer that says his firm has built a better sandbox.

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 63 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation: Ira talks with Matt Hite, an engineer with Check Point security, about sandbox security software,  and how they are trying to leapfrog the sandbox security software included in Google’s Chrome Browser.

* Tales From The Dark Web:  iPhone Security. Is that an oxymoron? Take a look at this video by Jonathan Zdziarksi from the extensive write-up in at Wired.

* Tales From The Dark Web: Finjan’s Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) has detected yet another case of a 0-day attack “in the wild”. This time, hackers are exploiting a vulnerability (CVE-2009-1862) in Adobe Acrobat/Reader and Flash player. By exploiting this vulnerability, the hackers can download and execute malicious code on the victim’s PC. Patch due from Adobe on July 31, 2009. Get ready now to roll out the patch(es).

* From the News: Advance notification by Microsoft for emergency patches for release tomorrow, July 28th, 2009. Get ready now to roll out the patch(es).

* From the News:  Exposed: Repair Shops Hack Your Laptops.

* Wrap: Ira will be traveling to DefCon, the World’s Largest Hacker Event, this weekend. DefCon is held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ira will be tweeting from the show, you can follow his comments at his Twitter site, http://twitter.iravictor.net . If you plan to attend DefCon, follow his tweets,  find him, and say hello.

* Correction:  When Ira spoke about iPhone security, he did not credit Jonathan Zdziarski for the comments about screen captures and keylogging. We apologize for the mistake.

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