The fashion industry is a major contributor to the global economy, but the cost of fast fashion is often overlooked. In this episode of the Naked Security podcast, Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski discuss the high price of fast fashion and feature creep. They look at the issues of data privacy, malware risks, and the environmental implications of the production of fast fashion items.
The episode also features an interview with Edith Mudge, a fashion designer who focuses on sustainability in her work. She explains why it’s important to be aware of the impact of fast fashion and the importance of making ethical choices when buying clothes.
The conversation then shifts to the issue of feature creep, which is when companies add new features to existing products without considering the potential security implications. Paul and Chester discuss why feature creep can be dangerous and how companies can avoid it.
The podcast also covers the recent Firefox update which fixed 11 security vulnerabilities, and Microsoft Patch Tuesday, which addressed two zero-day vulnerabilities. They discuss the importance of staying up to date with security updates.
Finally, Paul and Chester give their top tips for staying safe while shopping online and share their thoughts on how to shop responsibly.
This podcast provides insight into the high price of fast fashion and feature creep, and highlights the importance of making ethical choices when buying clothes. It also emphasizes the need to stay up to date with security updates, and offers tips for staying safe while shopping online.