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!
What about support for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion? Can a rootkit be a blessing in disguise? Will federal US data breach laws make things better or worse?
Chester and Duck once again aim their entertaining expertise at the security news of the week...
A tiny but intriguing open source project entitled iCloudHacker attracted interest over the weekend.
It claims to "bypass Apple's theft protection" - and although that's streching the truth a bit, it has some lessons to teach us about encryption...
How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?
Is system reimaging really a security tool?
Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014
Chester ducks out of booth duties at the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco to bring you this week's Chet Chat.
From Apple's SSL bug to Adobe's second-in-a-month emergency Flash update, Chet and Duck once again help you to learn from others' mistakes.
Do you use a mobile device? (Of course you do!)
Read Sophos researcher Vanja Svajcer's paper, "Mobile Security Threat Report," and check out our expert tips for keeping the crooks away...
Forget my unofficial patch for OS X!
Apple has done what it said, and delivered the latest update to Mavericks, numbered OS X 10.9.2, "very soon."
Apple just patched an SSL/TLS bug in iOS - but the flaw is not yet fixed in OS X.
Paul Ducklin comes to the rescue with explanations, mitigations, and even an unofficial patch! (For educational purposes only, you understand.)
Advertisements don't have a great track record for safety and we are beginning to see more frequent abuse of search and mobile ads to deliver unwanted addons purporting to be legitimate tools. Be careful where you click and closely scrutinize software options before installation.
Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target...
It's called PWN2OWN because if you successfully pwn, or hack into, the competition laptop, you own it *literally* - you get to take it home with you.
But there's also $645,000 in cash up for grabs, including a Grand Prize for finding, wait for it, an "exploit unicorn"...
Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.
Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...
Our colleagues at SophosLabs pointed us at a interesting item of malware the other day, namely a data-stealing Trojan aimed at Mac users.
Paul Ducklin looks at how the attack unfolds...
Why was this month's Java update a "must patch"? Should in-app purchases be allowed to target children? Is it a good idea to give Google control of your home?
Find out in 60 Second Security for 18 Jan 2014
Apple is understandably proud of the App Store - it has made lots and lots of money, with more or less no malware.
But not everyone has been entirely happy with Cupertino's acumen in application delivery...including the FTC.
What's the best way to deal with botnets? Should you use your bank's mobile app? Why all these data breaches? What about Patch Tuesday? Do you really *have* to update your Mac to Mavericks?
Listen as Chet and Duck dissect and explore the week's security stories...
How long does it take a trendy cloud company to apologise? Do you really need HTTPS for webmail? OS X Mavericks - should you stay or should you go? And who won our crossword competition?
60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.
Security researcher Ariel Sanchez recently published a fascinating report on the sort of security you can expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad.
The answer, sadly, seems to be, "Very little."
Apple users are updating to OS X Mavericks in large numbers, but not fast enough. Corporate users in particular have been slow to upgrade, which could have serious security implications.
Chet and Duck help you to learn from recent security news, both good and bad.
In this episode: the massive Target breach; Microsoft's and Apple's attitude to updates; and how to respond to Google's recent changes to image rendering for Gmail users.