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SSCC 130 - Botnets, banking, breaches, patching and the Mavericks controversy [PODCAST]

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What's the best way to deal with botnets? Should you use your bank's mobile app? Why all these data breaches? What about Patch Tuesday? Do you really *have* to update your Mac to Mavericks?

Listen as Chet and Duck dissect and explore the week's security stories...

Five minute fix: Keeping your kids safe online with parental controls

Keeping your kids safe online with parental controls

We've compiled easy-to-follow instructions for setting up the parental control features on Windows 7 and 8, OS X, iOS and Android, so you can increase your kids' chances of staying safe and emotionally secure online.

Five-minute fix: Setting up parental controls on Windows 7

Setting up parental controls on Windows 7

How to set up parental controls on Windows 7 to help keep your children safe online.

Five-minute fix: Setting up parental controls on Windows 8

Setting up parental controls on Windows 8

How to set up parental controls on Windows 8 to keep your children safer online.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - get ready to patch and reboot the lot, including Server Core

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This month really is an omnibus update: all platforms are affected, from XP to 8.1 and from Server 2003 to 2012, including stripped-down Server Core installs.

It looks as though the NDPROXY.SYS kernel bug in XP might be fixed, but, then again, it might not...

Computer Security Day, Forward secrecy, XP 0-day and YouTube spam - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?

Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!

Microsoft warns of zero-day XP kernel bug being exploited in the wild

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Microsoft has gone public to warn about a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows XP kernel.

Full details are still to be released, as it isn't patched yet, but here's what we know so far...

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...

Sophos Techknow - The End of XP [PODCAST]

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Welcome to Techknow, the podcast in which Sophos experts debate, explore and explain the often baffling world of computer security.

In "The End of XP", Duck and Chet investigate the what, the why and the how of dealing with the impending end of support for Windows XP in 2014.

Microsoft leads the way, setting new cryptographic defaults

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Microsoft is upping its game with regards to cryptographic standards. By discontinuing support for the older, weak RC4 cipher and putting Certificate Authorities on note to migrate to SHA-2, it seems to be leading the way to be ready for the future, rather than reacting.

SSCC 123 - Patch Tuesday, Hackerphobia, Anons, OpenSSH and Adobe [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck are here with their weekly roundup of news, opinion, advice and research.

Take a listen to our weekly 15-minute podcast on computer security - Chet Chat Episode 123.

Patch Tuesday November 2013 - Microsoft, Adobe and Google

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November's Patch Tuesday includes updates not just from Microsoft, but Adobe and Google as well. Critical patches for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Adobe Flash Player lead the way this month.

Microsoft warns Windows users of zero-day danger from booby trapped image files

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Microsoft is warning about a brand new security hole that could let criminals get control of your computer through booby-trapped image files.

Has Microsoft just PROVED why you should upgrade from XP?

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Microsoft just published its January-to-June 2013 Security Intelligence Report.

The results seem to PROVE that you should get rid of Windows XP as soon as you can.

Paul Ducklin checks the strength of the "proof"...

Is that a GUN, or are you just upgrading the printer? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?

It'll only take 60 seconds to find out the answers!

Chrome support for XP to continue after Microsoft ditches it - helpful, or dangerous?

Chrome support for XP to continue after Microsoft ditches it - helpful, or dangerous?

Google has pledged to continue supporting its Chrome browser on Windows XP until at least April 2015, a full year after Microsoft officially ends support for the legacy platform in April 2014. But could its decision end up dissuading people from moving away from XP in a prompt and timely manner?

Microsoft pays out its first $100,000 bug bounty

Microsoft pay out first $100,000 bug bounty

Security researcher James Forshaw is the recipient of Microsoft's first big bug bounty, marking the company's tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday.

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...

GinMaster, unwanted Android apps and legit apps gone bad

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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.

SophosLabs prepares for great showing at Virus Bulletin 2013

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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.