US President Barack Obama is stuck using a BlackBerry. He actually fought for the right to keep using it when he first got to office in 2009. Let's hope he still likes the gadget, because the powers that be obviously don't think Apple's security profile is president-worthy.
A new program, dubbed PIN Skimmer by its University of Cambridge creators, can correctly guess a high proportion of PINs by utilising the device's camera and microphone.
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!
What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.
Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...
Four months ago, the Android platform was stirred, if not shaken, by a pair of code verification holes.
Turns out there was a third one, now fixed in Android 4.4, better known as Kit Kat.
Paul Ducklin looks at what we can learn from it...
One month after BlackBerry didn't release it's much-awaited BBM app for Android, imposter apps can still be found in the Google Play Store.
Should it be so easy to get obviously-bogus imitations past Google's vetting process?
Smartphones occupy a privileged position in our lives. Which do you trust enough to be your little, always-on, super computer companion? Take our poll and share your reasons.
In the third part of Sophos Security Chet Chat 118, Chet interviews Vanja Svajcer to explain the rise of potentially unwanted applications on Android, what they are and how we might deal with them.
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.
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...
Researchers at SophosLabs have come across samples of Android malware exploiting the so-called "Master Key" vulnerability.
Paul Ducklin investigates and explains...
A thief who stole a woman's iPhone forgot to turn off the auto-upload image feature. So the victim turned his adventures into a blog called 'life of a stranger who stole my phone'.
News, opinion, advice and research: Chet and Duck bring you their unique and entertaining combination of all four in their regular quarter-hour podcast.
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