Outriders is a BBC Radio 5 Live programme that describes itself as "exploring the frontiers of the web."
On this week's show, host Jamillah Knowles interviewed Naked Security's Paul Ducklin about security and safety on line over the festive season...
If the smartphone 'kill switch' legislation is passed, the carrier can remotely send a trigger to any lost or stolen device to 'brick' itself. With the phone effectively useless, this should be a far less appealing option for would-be thieves.
How to set up parental controls on Apple iPhones, iPads and iPods to help keep your children safe online.
How to set up parental controls on Android devices to help keep your children safer while they use them.
App Ops Launcher, a hidden feature that allowed Android users to deny selected permissions to apps, was an experiment that was never supposed to be released and that could break apps instead of just policing them, Google said.
Gmail's new default is to automatically display all those HTML glamour shots that marketers desperately hope we'll click on. Does this really help our privacy and security, and how can you turn it off again?
The US' National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting and storing the locations of at least hundreds of millions of devices, even when they're switched off, according to Edward Snowden.
US President Barack Obama is stuck using a BlackBerry. He actually fought for the right to keep using it when he first got to office in 2009. Let's hope he still likes the gadget, because the powers that be obviously don't think Apple's security profile is president-worthy.
According to a News Limited report, customers visiting clothing retailer Witchery's mobile website were able to get at the PII of other users via a feature called "track my order."
Customers could also view every order currently being processed, not just their own...
Apple pushed out iOS 7.0.4 last week, the fourth patch in two months.
Is iOS getting buggier, or is Apple simply publishing security fixes more promptly?
European travellers will soon be able to use their personal electronic devices (PEDs) for the entire duration of their flights following a new ruling from Europe's air safety agency.
A new program, dubbed PIN Skimmer by its University of Cambridge creators, can correctly guess a high proportion of PINs by utilising the device's camera and microphone.
Which pets make the best/worst passwords?
How many times did Google make the same coding blunder?
Find out this and more in our one-minute wrapup of the week's security lessons!
What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.
Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...
Four months ago, the Android platform was stirred, if not shaken, by a pair of code verification holes.
Turns out there was a third one, now fixed in Android 4.4, better known as Kit Kat.
Paul Ducklin looks at what we can learn from it...
Advertising supports a large chunk of the apps we use on our mobile devices. But without oversight, the behaviour of ad frameworks risks crossing all manner of privacy and security lines. A proposed project aims to address this issue and define a standard for acceptable mobile ads.
Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?
It'll only take 60 seconds to find out the answers!