Four months ago, the Android platform was stirred, if not shaken, by a pair of code verification holes.
Turns out there was a third one, now fixed in Android 4.4, better known as Kit Kat.
Paul Ducklin looks at what we can learn from it...
Microsoft just published its January-to-June 2013 Security Intelligence Report.
The results seem to PROVE that you should get rid of Windows XP as soon as you can.
Paul Ducklin checks the strength of the "proof"...
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...
By popular demand, the Chet Chat has gone back to a weekly format, so your favourite security podcast will now be appearing twice as frequently!
Listen to Chet and Duck in the latest episode...
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!
The fifth grader from Montreal pleaded guilty to DDoS, website defacement and accessing databases by exploiting security holes. He wasn't politically motivated, his lawyer said, and swapped his ill-gotten information for video games.
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.)
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?"
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney's doctors disabled his pacemaker's wireless capabilities to thwart possible assassination attempts, he said in an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes".
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?
Oracle has released its quarterly software update fixing more than 100 security vulnerabilities in its products. Java is at risk from more than 50 flaws, so it is time to update immediately if you still use it.
Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?
Find out the answers in this week's episode!
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.)
Security researcher James Forshaw is the recipient of Microsoft's first big bug bounty, marking the company's tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday.
Adobe's Patch Tuesday fixes are out.
This is business as usual, promised long in advance and expected toay, so there isn't anything in it related to the company's recent network intrusion woes. (We hope!)
Microsoft's Tenth Anniversary Patch Tuesday is out, and, yes, Redmond's security gurus did patch against the recent Internet Explorer zero-day that is being exploited in the wild!
There are seven other fixes as well - Paul Ducklin has the details.
News has surfaced that the criminals behind the Blackhole exploit kit have been arrested.
Now, everyone wants to know, "Will the arrest have any effect on the prevalence of the threat?"
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs looks at the data...