There's a destructive malware threat on the loose that calls itself "CryptoLocker."
It's what's known as ransomware, because that's what it does: holds your files to ransom.
Paul Ducklin tells you what you need to know...
Remote wiping? Encryption? Secure passcode? Here are 10 tips to ensure you keep your smartphone just as secure as your PC.
A wild ride this week, with Patch Tuesday turning 10, Adobe "going open source" by losing 40GB of code, and Silk Road operator Dread Pirate Roberts getting locked in the brig.
Chet and Duck turn their amusing but insightful attention to the latest security stories...
This month's Patch Tuesday will be the tenth anniversary of Microsoft's regular security bulletins.
Paul Ducklin takes you through what's in store...
Who was Dread Pirate Roberts, and where is he now? What happened in Adobe's latest network breach? What is "cryptographic chutzpah", and how do you show it?
Find out in the latest 60 Second Security...
Today, it's Adobe's turn to attend confession.
The multimedia giant has owned up to getting pwned, admitting that "attackers illegally entered our network."
But just how clear is its breach notification?
Most of us use online banking. But are you making sure you're doing it as safely as possible? Check to make sure you're doing all of these 8 things!
The 19-year-old Californian man turned himself in to FBI agents on Thursday. If found guilty, he's looking at up to two years in federal prison on the charge of extortion after allegedly hacking more than a dozen women's computers, taking nude images via their webcams, and contacting then in an attempt to get more images out of them.
Servers at Lexis-Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America/HireRight show up in the dashboard of a small, effective botnet run by a service that sells vital personal information on US residents, an investigation has revealed.
Why did Brazilian hackers target NASA? What happens to doxers? How much does it cost to get started in card skimming? And how much is a copy of your fingerprint worth?
Watch 60 Second Security and find out!
Serial iOS bug finder "videosdebarraquito" has struck again.
With some deft fingerwork, he can get into your photo gallery from the lockscreen and do pretty much what he wants with your images - such as publishing them online.
The bundles are one-stop shops for point of sale fraud, including a rigged reader, a network of grey merchants who'll transform ill-gotten goods into cash, and various purchase options. The only missing ingredient: a larcenous waiter or store clerk.
How realistic are you about your Facebook posts? Why should you encrypt your hard disks? Why doesn't the Yahoo! CEO use a passcode on her phone?
Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: "To lose one patient record may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose 4,000,000 looks like carelessness."
How four stolen computers led to a huge class action lawsuit...
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, whose gang targeted hundreds of Subway branches in the US, has been sentenced to a hefty 15 years in jail. Meanwhile a US business exec faces 5 years for stealing company data from his former employers, an Anonymous hacker has been hit with a gagging order, and a gang of phishers has been rounded up in South Africa.
UK law firm EMW has reported a sharp rise in confidential data theft cases brought before the High Court.
Is that because data control is becoming laxer, or actually because things are tightening up so that more crooks are getting caught?