Why was this month's Java update a "must patch"? Should in-app purchases be allowed to target children? Is it a good idea to give Google control of your home?
Find out in 60 Second Security for 18 Jan 2014
Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will keep on going until June 2015.
Is this a signal from Microsoft that it's OK to keep using XP past the April 2014 "end of support" deadline?
Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle have all released fixes today. Products covered include Microsoft Word, Windows XP, Windows 7, Adobe Reader, Java, MySQL and VirtualBox.
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...
The Syrian Electronic Army explains that its weekend pouncing was motivated by Microsoft's alleged monitoring of email accounts and selling of data for the US and other governments. The group promises to publish proof.
In January 2014, Patch Tuesday coincides for Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft.
Here's what you'll be up against in the opening fixture of the 2014 Patching Season...
A US man, Matthew A. Buchanan, has admitted that he and his accomplices jimmied open YouTube accounts via Google's password recovery process. They also hacked AOL email, right on up to the inbox of the AOL CEO himself.
The Target data breach story has turned into a bit of a bus: it's big, has lots of momentum, and three just came along at once.
First: 40M payment card details stolen. Second: 70M names, addresses and the like stolen. Third: looks like there was a specialised botnet involved.
How long does it take a trendy cloud company to apologise? Do you really need HTTPS for webmail? OS X Mavericks - should you stay or should you go? And who won our crossword competition?
60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.
Team Snapchat, as it calls itself, has finally used the S-word in connection with the 4,600,000 phone numbers plundered from its databases last week.
Botnets, short for "robot networks", are more than just malware: they're the money making machinery of modern cybercriminals.
Paul Ducklin and James Wyke help you to understand the What, How and Why of this troublesome topic...
Apple users are updating to OS X Mavericks in large numbers, but not fast enough. Corporate users in particular have been slow to upgrade, which could have serious security implications.
Chet and Duck look at the security stories that made the headlines over New Year 2013/2014 - from the OpenSSL "hypervisor hack" that wasn't, to the Skype Twitter breach that shouldn't have happened - and explain how we can learn from these mistakes to have a safer and more secure 2014.
The big stories of 2013 were Adobe, PRISM and CryptoLocker - but what about some of the wackier stuff? Google's dead donkey? The Space Station lost and found? Gun wielding penguins?
All this and more in 60 Sec Security - 04 January 2014
OpenSSL, the widely-used open source cryptographic library, had its website defaced.
Early stories may have told you that it was a "hypervisor hack," which sounds like serious trouble, but it wasn't...
On New Year's Day we wrote about a giant phone number leak from controversial photosharing site Snapchat.
The company has officially commented now...just don't expect the word "Sorry."
Our weekly security podcast looks back at the big blunders of 2013 to find out what went wrong.
Let Chet and Duck help you plan for a safer and more secure 2014!