Do you use a mobile device? (Of course you do!)
Read Sophos researcher Vanja Svajcer's paper, "Mobile Security Threat Report," and check out our expert tips for keeping the crooks away...
Did you really think XP would go patch-free? Is Flappy Bird really dead? Did you really use the same password on more than one site?
60 Sec Security - 15 Feb 2014
News about celebrities to do with births, deaths and marriages often prove to be handy hooks for cybercrooks.
So when the ultra-popular game Flappy Bird was withdrawn recently, the crooks wasted no time pretending to keep him alive...
Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target...
Surely not another payment card breach? Android malware that jumps the airgap? And what's this about a Privacy Plan Diet?
60 Sec Security - 01 Feb 2014.
Here's an intriguing tale of an Android malware curveball spotted recently in SophosLabs.
You're expecting the pitch to come at you in a predictable direction, but a hidden twist in the action brings the onslaught from another angle altogether...
Beyond device details, data shared over the internet by iOS and Android apps can include personal information such as age, gender, and location, while some apps share even more sensitive user information, such as sexual preference.
Our weekly security podcast looks back at the big blunders of 2013 to find out what went wrong.
Let Chet and Duck help you plan for a safer and more secure 2014!
How to set up parental controls on Android devices to help keep your children safer while they use them.
App Ops Launcher, a hidden feature that allowed Android users to deny selected permissions to apps, was an experiment that was never supposed to be released and that could break apps instead of just policing them, Google said.
Gmail's new default is to automatically display all those HTML glamour shots that marketers desperately hope we'll click on. Does this really help our privacy and security, and how can you turn it off again?
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.