After a widely publicised hack or data breach, you'll often find "password check" sites springing up.
Some of them are legitimate, but other password check sites are as bogus as they sound on the surface...
Here you go.
All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
Sophos Vancouver steps up to raise funds for men's health research and wins some contests in the process.
Some Sophos customers have reported detections today of Shh/Updater-B. Sophos would like to reassure users that these are false positives and are not a malware outbreak.
In computer security history, the word Ska is most notably associated with a widespread mass-mailing virus also known as Happy99.
Happily, that association has recently been subsumed by an ambitious astronomical project - one which brings astonishing computer science challenges all of its own.
First there was a warning that there were zombies on the road ahead..
Now it's the turn of the Daleks.
Here is the full text of the #sophospuzzle from this year's AusCERT T-shirt.
Cut, paste, solve and get in the running to win a NERF gun.
According to reports, hosting companies may start deleting MegaUpload users' content from their servers as soon as Thursday - regardless of whether or not the content is legal.
Police in the US use XBox 360 and PS3s as key parts of investigations. With police now cooperating more closely with companies like Microsoft, is it time to ask for greater transparency about their relationships?
Join Chester Wisniewski and James Hilliard for a webcast covering the latest security developments from the second half of 2011 on January 26th, 2012 at 19:00 UTC/2PM Eastern time.
Check out the country-by-country medal count for the 2011/2012 #sophoscrossword!
You'll also find hints (if you got stuck along the way but still want to finish under your own steam) or a full solution (if you just want the answers).
At midnight tonight, Samoa will switch from UTC-12 to UTC+12, jumping from one side of the world to the other.
So there will be no Friday 30 December 2011 in Samoa. How funky is that?
We're winding down a little for the Christmas break so you might find us a bit quieter than usual.
See you back here in 2012!
Sixty years ago, the first business application ran on the first business computer.
What's the bet that someone said, "What will they think of next?"
"Uncle John" McCarthy, the creator of the functional programming language LISP, died earlier this week in California.
McCarthy pioneered automatic garbage collection, for which we owe him a substantial debt of thanks.
Researcher Tavis Ormandy has examined Sophos's anti-virus product - not in terms of possible vulnerabilities - but instead looking at how various components of were implemented.
Having assessed Tavis's report, Sophos can assure customers that their protection is not compromised.