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OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems - can you help us solve them?

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Most early adopters of OS X Yosemite are enjoying a refreshingly clean new look with a bunch of updated applications.

But for a few, it's a Wi-Fi network merry-go-round...

Apple pushes out iOS 8.1 - kills the mobile POODLE and closes some, ahem, "backdoors"

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The marquee vulnerablity fixed in iOS 8.1 is, as you might expect, POODLE.

But there are other cryptographic fixes in iOS 8.1 that are equally important...because cryptography is notoriously hard to get right first time.

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go "too far" with default encryption

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go "too far" with default encryption

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go too far with default encryption settings on mobile devices, including the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Does the FBI really have a legal right to exploit encryption backdoors to pursue suspects?

"Oops! I'm sorry about that" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here it is - this week's 60 Second Security video.

News that will amuse, and it only takes a minute...

Apple kills the POODLE – also fixes Shellshock in case you forgot

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Apple just shipped OS X 10.10 Yosemite - including a fix for the POODLE vulnerability.

Mavericks and Mountain Lion also got updates to kill the POODLE.

As for Lion, now three releases off the pace...bad news.

U2's Bono says sorry for foisting album on everybody's iTunes

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In a Facebook interview, a U2 fan - or, well, maybe just somebody who took advantage of the chance to tell off the band - asked the band to please never release an automatically downloaded album again, given that "It's really rude."

The "Sandworm" malware - what you need to know

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Fortunately, the Sandworm malware is a lot easier to deal with than the giant science fiction creature from which it takes its name.

In fact, in malware terms, it's not a worm at all.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

Google ordered to forget 'endangered' man's search results by Tokyo court

Tokyo court orders Google to forget 'endangered' man's search results

Takedown-rights fever has hit Tokyo, where a District Court on Thursday issued an injunction forcing Google to take down about 120 of 230 search results about a Japanese man that implicated him in past crimes because he felt his life was being endangered by the search results.

Patch Tuesday for October 2014 - bigger than usual as Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle align

Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft patches are all arriving together on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Paul Ducklin looks at what to expect...

Mummy, my schoolbooks are spying on me! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

The wry side of the week's news, in just a minute...

Reminder: iCloud's going to demand app-specific passwords from third-party apps

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Yes, your third-party calendar, mail and contacts apps that don't support Apple's new two-factor authentication system are going to turn 10 toes up on your iThings. You'll need app-specific passwords to get at the cloud data.

Adobe will update e-reader to mop up clear-text data spillage

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Adobe is working on an update to fix the latest iteration of its e-book reader, which has a gluttonous appetite for readers' data and the slovenly habit of reporting our reading habits back to Adobe - in plain text.

Dubai police add facial recognition to Google Glass

Dubai police add facial recognition to Google Glass

A spokesman confirmed a report that Dubai police have developed software that will connect a Glass wearer to a database of wanted people.

Is it 1984 yet?

Google responds to celebrity lawyer's $100m nude photo scandal lawsuit threat

Take down nudies or we'll sue you for $100m, celebs' lawyer warns Google

Google has responded to a letter written by a lawyer on behalf of a dozen celebrities whose nude photos were stolen and published online.

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

Don't lock police out of popular consumer gadgets, lest law enforcement's efforts to nab kidnappers or child predators be stymied, the US AG said, becoming the latest of a string of government officials to speak out since Google and Apple announced they were changing encryption on their mobile operating systems.

George Clooney issues burner phones to stop guests from leaking wedding photos

George Clooney issues burner phones to stop guests from leaking wedding photos

Mr Oceans Eleven wasn't about to let leaked photos ruin his Big Day so he handed out coded burner phones to all his guests.

Apple patches OS X against Shellshock

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If you're a Mac user, you may have felt wrongfully left out of all the Shellshock kerfuffle over the past few days.

Not any more!

More celeb nude photos leaked: Cara Delevingne, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Lawrence (again)

55 more celeb photos leaked: Cara Delavingne, Anna Kendrick and Jennifer Lawrence (again)

Jennifer Lawrence again finds herself the subject of tawdry picture posters in what has been dubbed 'The Fappening 3' by Redditers and 4chan community members.

Are you tired of weak or fake zero-day exploits? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Watch our latest 60 Second Security video!

An entertaining but insightful look at the week's security woes - in just one minute...