Google has made a number of changes to its Android Play Store ecosystem recently.
There's now a rudimentary anti-virus provided with the OS, a ban on ad blockers, and, most recently, an official policy on sneaky "off-market" updates...
Anti-virus tests are a bit of a minefield. Why are they all different? How do you know who to believe? What makes one test better than another, or are they all equally brilliant/useless/biased/random? John Hawes takes a look.
There is a lot of talk in the security industry about how much everything sucks. While no individual solution is a silver bullet for solving your security woes, but we shouldn't forget that an effective defense requires depth.
A new edition of the Google Play app (Android's equivalent to the iOS App Store) appears to be preparing to add anti-virus functionality to the mobile operating system.
Alan Turing is probably best known to the public for his cryptanalytical derring-do at Bletchley Park, UK, during the Second World War.
But it is Turing's ever-present Halting Problem which teaches us the most about modern-day computer security. We salute his pioneering work.
No-one is in any doubt that Android malware is on the rise - but what is the most commonly encountered malware on the platform?
Find out, and download a free anti-virus for your Android device.
Last weekend, Chronic Dev tweeted about the latest jailbreak tool for Apple's iDevices. In just two days, nearly one million people used it.
With such clear minority interest in jailbreaking, what should Apple do next?
The beta version of Sophos Mobile Security for Android has been updated to support tablets.
Download a free copy now and tell us what you think!
Security professionals, analysts, journalists and people in the pub: there's a vocal minority in all those groups which likes to be heard to say, "Anti-virus isn't good enough for today's threats".
But is it true? Paul Ducklin has his say.
Google has pleasantly surprised the mobile malware research community when it announced yesterday that Android apps are analysed for malicious behavior before being allowed onto the Android Market, but is it all good news? Vanja Svajcer, Sophos Principal Researcher, investigates.
Pornography domain names ending in .xxx are now up for general sale, with 100,000 having already been snatched up in a previous, restricted sale.
All registered .xxx sites will be scanned for malware daily, but don't trust that to replace up-to-date anti-virus software.
When testing the included unmanaged anti-virus in Windows 8 I ran across an odd quirk. It doesn't detect EICAR properly. I present my results and what to expect in this article.
Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.
Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being invited to lecture Masters' students from the University of Birmingham as part of the Network Security module. The University has its very own train station, so my journey from Oxford was very smooth. Read more…
Welcome to the first installment of a brand new Naked Security column, Flaming Retort!
This week, Sophos Voice of Reason Paul Ducklin soothes the friction which seems to warm things up whenever Linux meets anti-virus.
Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!
This month: the WikiLeaks show, massive Gawker password theft, an out-of-the-blue OpenBSD accusation, and virtual property stolen from Lineage II.
My colleague Chet has already warned you about Apple's latest critical update to QuickTime 7, issued this morning. Chet advises you to patch as soon as possible, whether you are on Mac or Windows.
But I suspect there may be some doubters in the Mac camp.