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SSCC 138 - Patching, zero-days, XP, APTs and CryptoLocker [PODCAST]

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Join the dynamic duo for another entertaining quarter-hour on security.

There's Patch Tuesday, the impending end of XP, Advanced Persistent Threatitis, and some astonishing statistics about CryptoLocker.

Why we need to rethink how we view security

Why we need to rethink how we view security

When we look at some of the biggest security headlines of the past year - Target data breach, Cryptolocker ransomware, Snowden/NSA leaks - there's one big lesson we can all be taught: secure everywhere.

SSCC 124 - CryptoLocker continues, RIP Mavis Batey, Loyaltybuild BAD, Microsoft GOOD [PODCAST]

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Can you believe that a brand loyalty company would take two weeks to tell its loyal customers their data had been stolen? Oh, and that it wasn't encrypted, either?

What does this tell us about security? Find out in the latest episode of the Chet Chat...

CryptoLocker urgent alert - here's how YOU can help!

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The UK's National Crime Agency has put out a CryptoLocker ransomware alert - the malware is still a huge problem, even after weeks of high profile coverage.

Here's what YOU can do to help prevent it...

Adobe, Android and CryptoLocker - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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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!

CryptoLocker ransomware crooks offer "late payment penalty" option

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The crooks behind the CryptoLocker malware seem to have introduced a second chance option for victims who change their minds about paying up.

SSCC 120 - Vulnerabilities, backdoors, crypto done right, and crypto done wrong [PODCAST]

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Ah, the irony! Good crypto from the bad guys, and bad crypto from the good guys...

Chet and Duck turn the latest security news into an insightful, amusing and educational discussion in the latest episode of their two-weekly podcast.

Facebook privacy, Google ads, D-Link security, CryptoLocker ransom - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What leaves your computer standing but your data in ruins? Should Facebook teenagers be able to message the world? How can you stop Google using your photo in ads?

Find out in this week's Sophos 60 Second Security!

CryptoLocker ransomware - see how it works, learn about prevention, cleanup and recovery

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This article explains how the CryptoLocker ransomware works, including a short video showing you what it does.

The article tells you about prevention, cleanup, and recovery, and explains how to improve your security against this sort of threat in future.

Destructive malware "CryptoLocker" on the loose - here's what to do

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...

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Ransomware tricks child sex abuse image addict into turning self in to cops

Ransomware tricks child sex abuse image addict into turning self in to cops

A US child abuse image collector turned himself in to police earlier this month, after ransomware hit his PC and showed messages warning him that the FBI were on to his nasty activities.

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

The four seasons of Glazunov: digging further into Sibhost and Flimkit

The four seasons of Glazunov: digging further into Sibhost and Flimkit

Following on from the recent analysis of the Glazunov exploit kit, Fraser Howard takes a detailed look at two other closely related kits. He finds several similarities which suggest that the same criminal group may well be behind all three.

Monday review - the hot 15 stories of the week

Monday review

It's weekly roundup time. Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Sorry? Is a US report recommending ransomware to target copyright thieves?

Sorry? Is a US report recommending ransomware to target copyright thieves?

Should suspected copyright abusers really have their computers attacked with malware in a bid to retrieve stolen data?

Small businesses beware! Point-of-sale malware is after you

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Malware targeting point-of-sale (POS) systems has been a major trend for the last six months. With easy pickings to be had from mom-and-pop shops, this pattern is only going to grow until people start fighting back with better system security, and ideally better payment card systems.

Virus Bulletin's Technical Director John Hawes takes a look....

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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In case you missed it: Here's everything we wrote last week.

Russian ransomware takes advantage of Windows PowerShell

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What's a reasonable price to pay to get your data safely returned to you from the guys who stole it?

How about 10,000 Rubles? No?

According to the cybercriminals behind this new ransomware targeting Russians, the answer is "да".