Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.
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Advertisements don't have a great track record for safety and we are beginning to see more frequent abuse of search and mobile ads to deliver unwanted addons purporting to be legitimate tools. Be careful where you click and closely scrutinize software options before installation.
It's called PWN2OWN because if you successfully pwn, or hack into, the competition laptop, you own it *literally* - you get to take it home with you.
But there's also $645,000 in cash up for grabs, including a Grand Prize for finding, wait for it, an "exploit unicorn"...
Why was this month's Java update a "must patch"? Should in-app purchases be allowed to target children? Is it a good idea to give Google control of your home?
Find out in 60 Second Security for 18 Jan 2014
Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle have all released fixes today. Products covered include Microsoft Word, Windows XP, Windows 7, Adobe Reader, Java, MySQL and VirtualBox.
What's the best way to deal with botnets? Should you use your bank's mobile app? Why all these data breaches? What about Patch Tuesday? Do you really *have* to update your Mac to Mavericks?
Listen as Chet and Duck dissect and explore the week's security stories...
In January 2014, Patch Tuesday coincides for Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft.
Here's what you'll be up against in the opening fixture of the 2014 Patching Season...
Botnets, short for "robot networks", are more than just malware: they're the money making machinery of modern cybercriminals.
Paul Ducklin and James Wyke help you to understand the What, How and Why of this troublesome topic...
Oracle has released its quarterly software update fixing more than 100 security vulnerabilities in its products. Java is at risk from more than 50 flaws, so it is time to update immediately if you still use it.
Make sense of vulnerability jargon by listening to this 15 minute podcast...
With recent updates from Microsoft (three times), Adobe, Oracle, Apple and Firefox, the timing could scarcely be better.
Oracle is about to release a new "feature" in its Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that allows enterprises (or anyone else) to turn off security features for backward compatibility.
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
Oracle's latest Patch Tuesday has come and gone, with the database-and-more behmoth putting out patches for 89 vulnerabilities.
This is the last time that Java and the rest of Oracle's product set will get scheduled updates separately...
As promised last week, Oracle shipped a Critical Patch Update for Java on Tuesday 18 June 2013.
Apple, which offers its own builds of Java, updated at the same time.
Paul Ducklin takes a look...
There's a Java update coming next Tuesday, 18 June 2013, and you might as well get ready for it now if you haven't already.
Oracle has fixed 40 holes, all but three of them remotely exploitable.