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Apple users: Try these five tips for better Mac security

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Security for Macs is often a hotly-debated topic, perhaps because Apple has a reputation for security that is based more on a brand promise than reality.

Don't panic. Here are five simple tips to help you get serious about security on OS X...

WhatsApp and privacy - will Facebook make things better, worse, or both?

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WhatsApp, the super-popular SMS replacement acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, continues to wrestle with a thorny problem.

How can it tame the public's attitude to its own attitude to privacy?

Firefox 28.0 takes on the PWN2OWN attacks already

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Firefox 28.0 was released on 18 March 2014, just five days after four exploitable bugs in the browser were disclosed at the PWN2OWN competition.

Paul Ducklin looks at what was fixed...

Advice on getting the most from Windows XP, courtesy of the Google Play Store

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Google Play just recommended some technical books I might like.

To help me get the most out of Windows XP...

mSpy now selling phones pre-loaded with spyware

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You used to have to get your hands on somebody's gadget to eavesdrop on them like a creepy stalker, but no more! Now, you can just buy your target a boobytrapped bugging device-cum phone, wrap it up with a pretty bow, and try to pretend that you're not trampling on their privacy when you "gift" them with it.

Browsers pwned, Korean megabreach, hackers phoiled, and Chet Chat turns 4! [VIDEO]

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Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?

Find out in 60 Second Security...

SSCC 138 - Patching, zero-days, XP, APTs and CryptoLocker [PODCAST]

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Join the dynamic duo for another entertaining quarter-hour on security.

There's Patch Tuesday, the impending end of XP, Advanced Persistent Threatitis, and some astonishing statistics about CryptoLocker.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - 5 bulletins, 2 critical, 1 for Mac users!

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for March 2014, the second-to-last scheduled patch that Windows XP users are ever going to see, will fix critical holes in all versions of Windows.

OK, not quite all: Server Core installations will receive updates, but not critical ones.

Final countdown, CryptoLocker payout and Full Disk Encryption - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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XP is counting down - are you ready? Would you pay the CryptoLocker crooks? And should you use Full Disk Encryption?

Find out in just a minute...watch 60 Sec Security for 08 March 2014!

The Final Countdown - Windows XP end of support popup has started

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Microsoft has announced that from Saturday 08 March 2014, Windows XP will openly start talking itself out of a job on your PC.

Watch out for unsolicited invitations to help you install the latest version of Windows in its place...

Anatomy of an Apple theft protection bypass - and how to avoid it

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A tiny but intriguing open source project entitled iCloudHacker attracted interest over the weekend.

It claims to "bypass Apple's theft protection" - and although that's streching the truth a bit, it has some lessons to teach us about encryption...

Facebook survives, Apple patches, and Naked Security wins! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?

Is system reimaging really a security tool?

Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014

SSCC 136 - Apple's "goto fail", Neiman Marcus's logfiles, and Adobe's double update [PODCAST]

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Chester ducks out of booth duties at the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco to bring you this week's Chet Chat.

From Apple's SSL bug to Adobe's second-in-a-month emergency Flash update, Chet and Duck once again help you to learn from others' mistakes.

How emails can be used to track your location and how to stop it

Chrome extension 'Streak' betrays what time you open mail and your location

A new Google Chrome browser extension lets email senders using Google accounts see when recipients open email, who exactly opened the email, and where the recipient is located. And sorry, but no, recipients don't have a say in the matter whatsoever, since we don't have to sign up for the extension to have it blab about us.

MasterCard aims to reduce card fraud with smartphone geo-location technology

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MasterCard and Syniverse are running a pilot scheme that aims to reduce credit card fraud by making sure that a customer's card and mobile phone are in the same location when the card is used.

Are you safe against mobile threats? Check out our tips for keeping the crooks away...

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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...

Anatomy of a "goto fail" - Apple's SSL bug explained, plus an unofficial patch for OS X!

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Apple just patched an SSL/TLS bug in iOS - but the flaw is not yet fixed in OS X.

Paul Ducklin comes to the rescue with explanations, mitigations, and even an unofficial patch! (For educational purposes only, you understand.)

Flash patched, Forbes hacked and Korea reacts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Another Flash emergency already? More SEA hacking? Why have the password "changeme" if you don't? How big a fine for a 20,000,000 record breach?

It'll only take you a minute to find out!

The Talking Angela witch hunt - what on earth is going on?

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For the last week, the internet - and Facebook in particular - has been positively moist with the foamy, spittle flecks of an outraged, pitchfork wielding mob. The outrage has been so verbose and so sudden that the internet has all but run out of upper case letters.

Patching XP, Flappy Bird malware, Tesco passwords leaked - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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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