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Five-minute fix: Setting up parental controls on Mac OS X Mavericks

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How to set up parental controls on Mac OS X Mavericks to keep your children safer online.

Apple updates Mavericks to 10.9.1, issues security fixes for Safari

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Apple just announced the first point update for its recently released OS X Mavericks.

Most of the fixes and enhancements are of the not-really-to-do-with-security sort, but the update includes a new version of Safari, with remote code execution patches.

Have you heard of the Happy Hour virus?

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Created by an advertising agency in Boulder, Colorado, the web-borne Happy Hour Virus lets you deliberately simulate a security problem in order to leave work early.

Paul Ducklin stayed back late to take a look...

NSA, Apple, Facebook and Adobe - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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A touch of fun but with a serious side - and only a minute to watch it.

Give our weekly "60 Second Security" video a whirl today...

Apple introduces "cloudless dictation", no longer demands your contact list to understand you

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Not everyone was happy about Apple's terms and conditions when it introduced dictation to OS X: speech-to-text was done in the cloud, so Apple got to listen to what you were saying.

OS X Mavericks changes that - though apparently more for performance than privacy...

SSCC 121 - WordPress, OS X, iCloud, smartphone tracking and medical devices [PODCAST]

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By popular demand, the Chet Chat has gone back to a weekly format, so your favourite security podcast will now be appearing twice as frequently!

Listen to Chet and Duck in the latest episode...

Apple's iCloud iConundrum - does convenience mean insecurity?

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Researcher Vladimir Katalov explained how documents and backups stored in Apple's iCloud can be accessed bypassing Apple's two-factor authentication, even when enabled, last week at the Hack in the Box conference in Malaysia.

OS X Mavericks - optional OS upgrade or critical security fix?

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Apple's OS X 10.9, better known as Mavericks, is officially out.

The burning question for OS X fans everywhere, of course, is, "Should I or shouldn't I?"

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - get ready for a bumper Tenth Birthday edition!

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This month's Patch Tuesday will be the tenth anniversary of Microsoft's regular security bulletins.

Paul Ducklin takes you through what's in store...

Facebook realities, OS X patched, Yahoo! CEO security! shocker! - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How realistic are you about your Facebook posts? Why should you encrypt your hard disks? Why doesn't the Yahoo! CEO use a passcode on her phone?

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with our handy roundup.

Keyjacking, Ubisoft data breach, Apple QuickTime holes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the first 60 Second Security video of July, looking into some of the intriguing and interesting security stories of the past week.

Neatly compressed into a minute of video, why not give it a whirl?

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

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

Mac malware found in malformed Word documents - is China to blame?

Mac malware found in malformed Word documents - is China to blame?

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?

The biggest Mac malware attack of all time - blogger names suspected mastermind

Suspected mastermind behind biggest Mac malware attack of all time

Award-winning security blogger Brian Krebs has shared details of his investigation into who might have been behind Flashback - which hit more than 600,000 Mac computers in early 2012

Apple ships OS X 10.8.3 - 11 remote code execution vulns patched, Snow Leopard and Lion get fixes too

Apple has shipped the latest point release of its flagship Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) operating system.

There are plenty of security fixes in there, which Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7) users get too, in standalone security updates.

INFOGRAPHIC: Users weighed down by multiple gadgets - survey reveals the most carried devices

[INFOGRAPHIC] Users weighed down by multiple gadgets - survey reveals the most carried devices

Just how many devices does the average person carry on them? Which country loves their laptops? And who will come out on top - iPhone or Android? See what our survey says about your most favorite gadgets.

Adobe tells Windows and Mac users to install critical security updates for Flash and AIR

Adobe tells Windows and Mac users to install critical security updates for Adobe Flash and Air

Computer users should be getting used to security updates for Adobe Flash by now - after all, this is the fourth in as many weeks.

Make sure your computers are protected as soon as possible.

Lessons to learn from the UGNazi hacking attacks against Mat Honan and Cloudflare

"You do have to worry about your computer security, but you also need to worry about everybody else's"

Technology journalist Mat Honan and Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince have something in common - they've both been hacked by the UGNazi hacktivist group.

And what they told the RSA Conference spells bad news for those of us who love to use the internet and embrace cloud-based technologies in our personal and work lives.

Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack

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Apple released a statement today acknowledging that they were victims of the same attackers that Facebook talked about last week. A zero-day Java vulnerability infected Apple Mac developers through a drive-by attack.