Data Security Podcast Episode 54 – May 24 2009

The Data Security Podcast is the place for 30 minutes of news every week on data security, privacy, and the law.

This weeks program – Does that shiny new computer come pre-installed with malware?  A new project fights viruses in home PCs FROM the cloud. And, our take on this week’s news.

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This week’s show is sponsored in part by Vipre Anti-Virus, the complete Antimalware solution by Sunbelt Software.  If you TRY the enterprise version, you get the home version for FREE! Go to: http://www.testdrivevipre.com . Also sponsored by  DeviceLock Removable Media Security Software.

The Show Notes Page for this week’s The Data Security Podcast

–> Ira has a conversation with Pedro Bustamante, Security Researcher Advisor of Panda, about the testing of a cloud based anti-virus for home PC users.  Check out the blog mentioned in the show at: http://blog.cloudantivirus.com .

Privacy advocates have launched a campaign against whole body imaging in U.S. airports

Privacy advocates have launched a campaign against whole body imaging in U.S. airports

–> Tales From The Dark Web: Does that shiny new computer come pre-installed with malware?

–> From The News: The Fight Against Whole Body Imaging at US Airports. We were afraid nobody was going to object to this!

After a terrifyingly silent public response to news that TSA workers at six major American airports are using whole body imaging technology — Otherwise known as “naked pictures”  — of airline passengers, CNN reports this week that privacy advocates have launched a campaign against the machines.  You can read the petition here against the “virtual strip search” of citizens by Homeland Security.

–> From The News: 9 Month Old Critical Java Vuln. Still Not Patched in Mac OS X

–> From The News:  C. Harwick’s Thrica.com blog posting on potentially harmful privacy issues with Safari 4 beta

–> Wrap Up: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Tosses Out Warrant in Boston College Case, Says No Probable Cause Existed

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