The Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be fooled with wood glue, just like Apple's "Touch ID" sensor in the iPhone 5s.
So why are both Apple and Samsung touting fingerprint scanners as more secure than passwords?
Oracle's quarterly Patch Tuesday updates are out.
Java gets 37 fixes, 35 of them what Oracle calls "Remote Exploit without Authentication".
The silver lining? No Heartbleed bug in Java Standard Edition...
How hard is Heartbleed recovery? How hard does Google Play try to keep the garbage out? And how hard are you trying to get over XP?
60 Second Security has the answers in a short, fun security video.
Chet and Duck explain what you can do about the big ticket security news items of the past week.
The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.
The Virus Shield app cost $3.99 and claimed to be a scanner that protected Android devices from viruses, while promising to never annoy users with pop-up ads found on many free apps.
Too bad for the 10,000 people who paid for it - Virus Shield was a fake.
Don't get too excited.
If you're one of those XP users who thinks that Microsoft should support you forever, for nothing, this isn't for you.
But there *are* free Windows licences up for grabs.
The date's been in our diaries since 2007.
But even with seven years to prepare for it, you'll be forgiven for approaching the April 2014 Patch Tuesday with a bit of a lump in your throat.
How long did Apple leave holes in Safari? What punishment can a convicted support call scammer expect? And what happens when a liquor store springs a leak?
Find out in 60 Second Security. the security news video that only takes a minute...
Google has announced updates to its developer policies for the Play Store app market to ban certain types of misleading and underhanded advertising behavior.
We look at three apps that use now-forbidden promotional tactics, plus we offer security tips to help you avoid unwanted and malicious apps.
In all the excitement over the End of Windows XP and next Tuesday's Ultimate Update...
...we sort of forgot to write about Apple.
Here's the scoop on the lates OS X Safari browser update, patching 27 vulnerabilities.
A war of words that started out as a fairly stinging criticism of Amazon has mellowed out into praise for the cloud services behemoth.
It seems that Amazon is checking mobile apps for security risks, and heaping advice on developers who have wandered off the straight and narrow...
US consumers are spending CRAZY money to replace stolen phones and to insure the pocket-sized thief magnets, says a new report from Creighton University.
Chet and Duck get together once again to look at the week's news with their usual blend of humor, insight and informed intensity....
Take a listen to the latest episode of our weekly quarter-hour podcast!
How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?
Chet and Duck get stuck in...
A spyware app developed by two researchers has shown that Google Glass can be used to secretly take photos of whatever a Glass wearer is looking at without their knowledge - making the Glass user the one whose privacy and security is potentially compromised.
Booby-trapped RTF files have been found in the wild, exploiting a zero-day hole in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft has issued an alert.
Paul Ducklin gives you four tips for long-term safety against this sort of attack...