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Sophos staff win Movember contest while raising money for prostate cancer research

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Sophos Vancouver steps up to raise funds for men's health research and wins some contests in the process.

Shh/Updater-B false positive by Sophos anti-virus products

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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.

SKA - no longer a troublesome mass-mailing computer virus

SKA - no longer a troublesome mass-mailing computer virus

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.

Motorists warned of Dalek invasion by hacked road sign

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First there was a warning that there were zombies on the road ahead..

Now it's the turn of the Daleks.

The full AusCERT 2012 #sophospuzzle - cut, paste, solve, NERF!

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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.

US Army warns about the risks of geotagging

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With the dangers of geotagging more than obvious for soldiers, the US Army is also warning civilians against tagging their every move.

Best Corporate Security Blog awarded to Naked Security at RSA

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The Social Security Blogger Awards was held once again at RSA in San Francisco last week and Naked Security is proud to have taken home another trophy.

MegaUpload data could be deleted by Thursday

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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.

US Police use games consoles in crime investigations

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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 us for the Sophos Security Threat Report webcast January 26th

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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.

All the #sophoscrossword winners for 2011/2012

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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).

Samoa moves to the other side of the world - and misses a day!

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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?

Naked Security wishes you great holidays

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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!

LEO - the world's first business software ran 60 years ago today

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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?"

RIP John McCarthy, the LISP creator who sorted out memory mismanagement

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"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.

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The MySpace puppies hack that wasn't

The MySpace puppies hack that wasn't

Visitors to MySpace were greeted by an unusual message today - but it wasn't the result of a malicious hacker attack.

Tavis Ormandy and Sophos

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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.

Add Naked Security headlines to your own website

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A number of people have asked us how they can add Naked Security's latest news headlines to their own website.

Here's how to do it.

Important advisory about Sophos Endpoint and Small Business products

Important advisory about Sophos Endpoint and Small Business products

Sophos has discovered a problem that may be affecting security on a small number of computers running Sophos Anti-Virus or Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. Learn more now.