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iSpy? Researcher exposes backdoor in iPhones and iPads

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A "backdoor" that Apple built into iOS for developers can be used to spy on iPhones and iPads by governments, law enforcement, or cyber criminals, according to forensics researcher Jonathan Zdziarski.

SSCC 156 - Warbiking in Manhattan, hubris for Google, and how less can be more [PODCAST]

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Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin are back with this week's security podcast, turning plain old news into advice you can use.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Is Apple slack at security on iOS? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What went wrong with PayPal's 2FA? Why did Microsoft do an email U-turn? Is Apple slack at security on iOS?

It'll only take a minute to find out...

SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

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Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Apple ships updates, including Snow Leopard (ONLY KIDDING!)‏

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Apple just published its latest round of updates for iOS, Apple TV, Safari and OS X, including dozens of security fixes.

OS X Snow Leopard users...we're afraid you missed out once again.

Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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One minute of fun with a serious side...

60 Second Security - 21 June 2014

Has Apple killed off location analytics with this simple privacy enhancement?

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A small change in iOS 8 will make privacy advocates happy, although it's going to be a tough pill to swallow for mobile marketers.

Apple iOS ransomware mystery deepens - "Oleg Pliss" pops up in LA

The mysterious Oleg Pliss, who popped up on iPhones in Australia earlier this week, demanding $100 "for unlock device," is back.

Now we're hearing reports from Southern California...

SSCC 149 - Apple devices ransomed, eBay breached, carders busted and more [PODCAST]

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Chester Wisnieski and Paul Ducklin dig into the important security stories of the past week, and pull out some lessons we can all learn.

If you haven't listened to a "Chet Chat" before, now's the time to give it a try!

Apple ransomware strikes Australia - pay Oleg $100 or else

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This morning, a number of Australian iPad and iPhone users woke up to a strange sight.

"Device hacked by Oleg Pliss. For unlock device..."

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Apple Safari 7.0.4 closes 22 holes, including 21 listed under "arbitrary code execution"

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Apple just pushed out another Safari update, bumping OS X's native browser to version 7.0.4.

Paul Ducklin found himself thinking, "Is it just me, or has Cupertino bumped up the frequency of Safari patches lately?"

As one security hole closes, another one opens! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How many years was that security hole in Linux ? How many security patches for XP? How many lock screen holes in iOS? How much do Google specs cost?

Find out in this week's 60 Second Security video...

Apple rushes out iTunes 11.2.1 - fixes giant permissions hole

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Did you just download the quarter-gigabyte iTunes 11.2 update for your Mac?

If so, consider it a practice run: you need to do it all over again...

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, repeats last month's security updates

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Apple just issued a Security Advisory for OS X Mavericks 10.9.3. Don't get too excited - from a security point of view, it seems to be nothing more than last month's fixes all over again.

So, at betwen 0.5GB and 1GB to download, do you need it?

SSCC 147 - Why Snapchat will have to tell you the truth about security now [PODCAST]

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As usual, Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin turn their insightful and entertaining gaze on the security lessons we can learn from the past few days.

Give it a listen - it's our weekly quarter-hour security podcast...

"Open the iPhone door, Siri!" - Apple's digital helper coughs up another lock screen hole

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A hacker has found a way to bypass the iPhone 5 lock screen to get at your contacts. Ironically, he got in by asking Siri, Apple's voice-activated "helper."

Here's how to close the hole while you wait for Apple's fix...

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Is Apple finally getting real about security? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Where does the data breach buck stop? Why do they call them "secret" links? And is Apple finally getting real about security?

Find out in "60 Second Security" for 10 May 2014