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Apple adds two-step verification for iCloud, effective immediately

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Apple has listened, and extended its two-step verification system to iCloud.

It's a great start...but does it go far enough?

"Shocking" Android browser bug could be a "privacy disaster": here's how to fix it

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The Metasploit crew is calling this Android Browser bug a "privacy disaster.”

Here's what you can do to avoid trouble...

Man buys old servers, accuses Ernst & Young of data breach

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Mark Morris claims he picked up some old servers for $300 and recently found out they're full of customer data. Ernst & Young wants the data deleted or just to get the servers back, but Morris says whoa, not so fast - time is money!

Why would we let you say "No" to something that's free? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy...

Target tops the list of most epic privacy fails

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Our readers ranked Target’s data breach ahead of Adobe, Snapchat, Google Glass, and Talking Angela for the biggest privacy failure of the past year.

SSCC 164 - Spend Bitcoins using Apple Pay? *NOW* you've got me interested! [PODCAST]

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Here's this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat for your listening pleasure.

Our weekly computer security podcast with the News You Can Use...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, September 2014 - why even a single-bit data leak is worth fixing

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Here's what you need to know about the September 2014 Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft and Adobe...

Home Depot says, "Er, yes, we did have a breach actually"‏

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Just how big and bad it will turn out to be is still unknown...all we know so far is that Home Depot has officially confirmed that, yes, there was indeed a breach.

HealthCare.gov breached, injected with malware

HealthCare.gov breached, injected with DoS malware

Federal health officials have discovered that the US insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov was breached in July, when an intruder uploaded malware with the apparent motive of using the system to launch cyberattacks against other sites.

Apple iCloud - 3 tips for keeping your photos and other data safe

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Apple confirmed it found no evidence of a security breach, but that some individual celebrity iCloud accounts were compromised. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to help protect you when using iCloud:

Is it thumbs up to Barclays bank's finger-vein-reading authentication?

Is it thumbs up to Barclays' finger-vein-reading authentication?

Barclays Bank has announced plans to introduce biometric authentication based on vein patterns in fingers for its UK business customers, which could signal a major shift in how we access online banking systems.

Apple, please provide better protection for iCloud - Secure our Selfies!

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In the wake of exposed candid celebrity photos Apple recommends using two-step verification. Would this have made a difference? Should Apple strengthen its authentication options?

Home Depot credit card breach: company to "investigate"

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Home Depot has responded to reports yesterday that it suffered a credit card breach.

NASA prepares for serious sysadmin work - reimaging Opportunity Rover out on MARS!

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Ever sweated a bit on Patch Tuesday when it's time to reboot?

Then spare a thought for NASA sysadmins - this month they'll be reimaging a computer 200,000,000km away...on Mars!

How dare you use my camera! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's this week's 60 Second Security.

A week of news distilled into a swift minute of amusing but informative video...

97,000 Bugzilla email addresses and passwords exposed in another Mozilla leak

Another Mozilla data leak: 97,000 Bugzilla email addresses and passwords

Around 97,000 early testers of the Bugzilla bug tracking software have been warned that their email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for three months. This is the second accidental exposure by Mozilla this month.

Racing Post let off with stern warning after data breach

Racing Post let off with stern warning after data breach (Cheryl Ann Quigley / Shutterstock.com)

The Racing Post, which suffered a data breach affecting over 677,000 users late last year, has been slacking off on its security arrangements since at least 2007. It's been given until the end of February 2015 to get its house in order.

SSCC 162 - What are *you* doing to fight cybercrime in the next 12 months? [PODCAST]

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Here's this week's Chet Chat podcast!

Chester caught Duck half way up a mountain to talk about why we need synergy to fight cybercrime...

220 million records stolen, 16 arrested in massive South Korean data breach

220 million records stolen in massive South Korean data breach

South Korean authorities have revealed a massive data breach that has affected over half of the country. The stolen records include real names, account names, passwords and resident registration numbers from a number of website registrations across online game and movie ticket sites.

Secret Service says "Backoff" malware hit 1000 businesses - 6 tips to keep your data safe

Backoff malware strike 1,000 US businesses

In a security advisory from the US Secret Service, the government said the malware known as Backoff has struck more than 1000 US companies since October 2013...