Articles by Paul Ducklin
What should you do about the latest Word zero-day? What does Mr Rockefeller think of SnapChat? And is that MS-DOS I see before me?
Watch 60 Sec Security for 29 March 2014, and find out!
You have GOT to see this! Early MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code, ready for security review!
Paul Ducklin and Gabor Szappanos take a bit of a trip down memory lane, and muse, "How different the 1990s might have been."
How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?
Chet and Duck get stuck in...
Booby-trapped RTF files have been found in the wild, exploiting a zero-day hole in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft has issued an alert.
Paul Ducklin gives you four tips for long-term safety against this sort of attack...
Last week, SophosLabs alerted us to a Bitcoin phish orchestrated by email.
This week, it's a Bitcoin phish that relies on typosquatting.
Paul Ducklin offers some tips to keep you safe...
How do you get spyware on your victim, er, target's phone? Have Mac users changed their attitude to security? And how deep does privacy run at WhatsApp?
Find out in 60 seconds!
Is a browser less secure if more people like to hack it? Is it OK to ignore alerts simply because you get too many? Do you back yourself to spot every single phish? And just how smart is the Google Play Store?
Chester and Duck dissect these issues with their usual style in this week's Chet Chat podcast...
WhatsApp, the super-popular SMS replacement acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, continues to wrestle with a thorny problem.
How can it tame the public's attitude to its own attitude to privacy?
Firefox 28.0 was released on 18 March 2014, just five days after four exploitable bugs in the browser were disclosed at the PWN2OWN competition.
Paul Ducklin looks at what was fixed...
Google Play just recommended some technical books I might like.
To help me get the most out of Windows XP...
Paul Ducklin looks at a recent Bitcoin phish, and offers some tips on how not to get suckered in just because things look familiar...
Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?
Find out in 60 Second Security...
Here are the PWN2OWN results from Day Two, and an overview of the final payouts.
Chrome and Safari didn't get picked for Day One, but both of them were pwned on Day Two - twice for Chrome and once for Safari....
PWN2OWN Day One results are in!
The target that sounded easiest - Oracle Java, with prize money less than a third of the supposedly much tougher IE 11 - was the only one left standing at the end of the first half...
Join the dynamic duo for another entertaining quarter-hour on security.
There's Patch Tuesday, the impending end of XP, Advanced Persistent Threatitis, and some astonishing statistics about CryptoLocker.
Five updates from Microsoft, with two of them critical, including an APB for Internet Explorer users.
One important from Adobe, making that three Flash fixes in just over a month.
Don't delay. Patch today!
SophosLabs expert Gabor Szappanos has written a highly-recommended report entitled "Advanced Persistent Threats - the new normal?"
Szappi explains how exploits once seen only in APTs are appearing ever more widely in money-making malware, and why that puts us all at ever greater risk.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for March 2014, the second-to-last scheduled patch that Windows XP users are ever going to see, will fix critical holes in all versions of Windows.
OK, not quite all: Server Core installations will receive updates, but not critical ones.
XP is counting down - are you ready? Would you pay the CryptoLocker crooks? And should you use Full Disk Encryption?
Find out in just a minute...watch 60 Sec Security for 08 March 2014!
Microsoft has announced that from Saturday 08 March 2014, Windows XP will openly start talking itself out of a job on your PC.
Watch out for unsolicited invitations to help you install the latest version of Windows in its place...