Twitter's new two factor authentication system will be welcomed by some users, but ignored by others who will find it a nuisance.
Notably, it's unlikely to be much use at all to media companies who have suffered at the hands of hackers, as Graham Cluley explains.
Not to be outdone by Microsoft and Adobe's Patch Tuesday releases, Mozilla pushed out its latest browser and email client updates today.
There are no bated-breath patches for in-the-wild exploits, but 3 of the 8 security fixes are deemed "critical".
Microsoft has just released its monthly updates for May 2013. The zero-day IE flaw used on the Dept of Labor website was fixed, as well as an IE 10 hole used at PWN2OWN.
Critical fixes for Adobe Reader, Flash Player and ColdFusion also hit the streets today.
It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.
The department store has installed sensors in 17 US stores to collect information from customers' smartphones as those phones automatically scan for WiFi service. Nordstrom promises it's keeping the data anonymous.
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of Samsung phones running "Knox," a hardened version of Android.
In the first of a two part series, Fraser Howard takes a closer look at the Redkit exploit kit.
Learn more about how this kit works and the compromised web servers that are being used to host it.
Apple just released iOS 6.1.4 for the iPhone 5.
Apparently, it improves speakerphone calls, but it doesn't fix the lock-screen bug in iOS 6.1.3...
An iPhone messaging app that claims to be "totally secure" is offering a £10,000 prize to anyone who can intercept a message from it.
Paul Ducklin wonders how you are supposed to win the prize if the app really is "totally secure"...
Google has made a number of changes to its Android Play Store ecosystem recently.
There's now a rudimentary anti-virus provided with the OS, a ban on ad blockers, and, most recently, an official policy on sneaky "off-market" updates...
Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.
Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?
Security researchers have identified a security hole in Viber that can be exploited to bypass Android smartphones' lock screen and gain full access to the device.
Here's the latest episode in the popular "Chet Chat" series.
Join Chet and Duck as they discuss what we can learn from recent security news in this quarter-hour podcast.
Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.
Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.
The avionics bigwigs FAA and EASA have said "bunk!" to a researcher's claims that his new Android app could potentially hack planes.
OK, says fellow plane hacker "Renderman," if that's true, there's no harm in giving public access to your test labs, now is there?
Facebook has introduced a new way to utilize its services on Android mobile phones. Facebook Home streamlines keeping in touch with friends, their photos, Likes and shares. The issue is how it impacts your privacy, even if you choose not to use it yourself.