More coverage from the Virus Bulletin 2013 Conference in Berlin, Germany. Today's topics include Android botnets, malware abusing legitimate applications and defining the types of apps we allow on our phones.
Sophos has a larger than normal presense this week at the Virus Bulletin Conference in Berlin, Germany. Research presented includes bot nets, rootkits, Android and even techniques we can use to better protect others.
The former head of Britain's online child protection agency says the government's recent moves to protect children online are "nonsensical," that simply searching for a given term doesn't turn somebody into a paedophile.
A US appeals court has upheld a previous decision from a district court that ruled Google violated wiretap laws when it collected personal data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks in 2010.
Here you are! Episode #116 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat.
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Google is stepping up efforts to toughen data encryption in an effort to limit unofficial snooping on user information in the wake of the revelations about the NSA and PRISM.
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?
Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!
As cloud services become more pervasive criminals continue to try and convince corporate users to surrender their identities.
Google Docs is the latest target, so look out!
Google's domain serving the Palestinian territories, Google Palestine, was hijacked on Monday by hackers urging Google to rename Israel to Palestine in Google Maps (and the rest of us to listen to Rihanna).
We no longer choose our web browsers based on bells and whistles. These days its all about privacy and security and we'd like to know which browser (and which vendor) you trust to be your companion on the web.
Last week a furore erupted over a statement Google made about privacy - it was widely interpreted as having said that Gmail users could have no legitimate expectation of privacy. Then Google was widely re-interpreted as not having said that. So what happened, what did it say, and now that the mistake has been corrected is everything rosy in the garden?
How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?
Find out in 60 seconds!
In a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over its data-mining of email, Google says people shouldn't expect privacy when they send messages to a Gmail account, any more than people would were they to send a business letter that could be opened by an assistant.
Bitcoin is in the news again.
Seems that a random number problem on the Android platform is letting crooks get away with cryptographic fraud to make off with other people's BTCs...