Last Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.
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...
Firefox just pushed out a minor browser update, bumping its version number from 25.0 to 25.0.1.
Paul Ducklin saw Mozilla's advice that this was "a security and stability update", and went looking for the security fixes...
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.
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.
November's patch Tuesday is coming up this week, and Microsoft's usual "announcement that doesn't say an awful lot" is out to help us prepare.
What we do know is that the latest TIFF image zero-day vulnerability *isn't* fixed yet...
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...
A brief reminder for Firefox users: version 25 is out.
As usual, there are some new and tweaked features, plus a fair number of security fixes.
Paul Ducklin takes a quick look...
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!
Part Two of our examination of an IE exploit.
This is a great read if you want to get a feeling for how cybercrooks think. (Don't worry if you aren't technical: it's clear and jargon-free.)
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.
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?"
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?
The latest IE zero-day explained.
This is a great read if you want to get a feeling for how cybercrooks think.
(Don't worry if you aren't technical: we've kept the code and jargon to a minimum.)
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...
How do you copy fingerprints? Which is the most trustworthy browser? Who will use Facebook for payments? How long does an email address live?
Satisfy your curiosity with this week's 60 Second Security!
About a month ago I asked Naked Security readers: Which web browser do you trust? Your answer was emphatic: it's Firefox, and it accrued almost twice the number of votes of its nearest rival, Google Chrome.