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...
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.
Security researcher Ariel Sanchez recently published a fascinating report on the sort of security you can expect if you do your internet banking on an iPhone or iPad.
The answer, sadly, seems to be, "Very little."
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 help you to learn from recent security news, both good and bad.
In this episode: the massive Target breach; Microsoft's and Apple's attitude to updates; and how to respond to Google's recent changes to image rendering for Gmail users.
Apple just announced the first point update for its recently released OS X Mavericks.
Most of the fixes and enhancements are of the not-really-to-do-with-security sort, but the update includes a new version of Safari, with remote code execution patches.
Apple pushed out iOS 7.0.4 last week, the fourth patch in two months.
Is iOS getting buggier, or is Apple simply publishing security fixes more promptly?
With the holiday season approaching and lots of super good deals being offered around the American Thanksgiving holiday, retailers aren't the only ones looking to make a buck.
A touch of fun but with a serious side - and only a minute to watch it.
Give our weekly "60 Second Security" video a whirl today...
Not everyone was happy about Apple's terms and conditions when it introduced dictation to OS X: speech-to-text was done in the cloud, so Apple got to listen to what you were saying.
OS X Mavericks changes that - though apparently more for performance than privacy...
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!
Researcher Vladimir Katalov explained how documents and backups stored in Apple's iCloud can be accessed bypassing Apple's two-factor authentication, even when enabled, last week at the Hack in the Box conference in Malaysia.
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?"
Apple just closed up yet more lockscreen holes in iOS 7.
Reading the release notes will give you a sense of déjà vu - one of the bugs is pretty much the same hole that was patched in iOS 7.0.2...
Apple has quickly fixed two lockscreen bugs that it introduced with iOS 7.
Well done, Cupertino!
(To all hardcore Apple fans reading this: that's not irony. I really mean it.)
We really didn't want to write another Apple iOS 7 story.
But with reports surfacing that HAL's smooth-talking stepsister Siri lets you *talk* your way into a locked iPhone, we couldn't help it.
The biometrics team of Germany's well-known Chaos Computer Club claims it has "cracked" Apple's Touch ID system.
From a fingerprint left on glass, the team claims to have used a technique documented by the CCC back in 2004 to produce a "fake finger."
Another iOS 7 lockscreen bypass has surfaced: this one lets you call anywhere in the world for free.
OK, not really "for free" - someone has to pay, and that's the owner, who probably assumed that the phone lock actually locks the phone part of the phone!
Numerous individuals have so far pledged Bitcoins, booze, cash, and more if you can clone someone's fingerprint and unlock an iPhone 5s.
You're allowed to use your own fingerprint, to make experimenting easier...so, go on! What are you waiting for?