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Bitcoin, Snapchat and XP as you've never heard them before - special coverage for April the First!

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Instead of doing an April Fool, we've gone for some April Fun.

We took three recent computer security stories, and turned them into poems!

April Fool: Apple iPad and other popular devices vulnerable to data loss through "substrate hack"

Apple iPad and other devices vulnerable to data loss through "substrate hack"

SophosLabs has found an alarming vector by which personal and private data can leak from smartphones and portable computing devices such as the Apple iPad and iPad 2.

Firefox update no April Fool

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If you've just returned to work after the Easter long weekend, and you're a Firefox user, you might not yet realise that the guys at the Mozilla Foundation recently pushed out their 3.6.3 update, just ten days after releasing 3.6.2. Read more…

Nicole Richie exposed as Twitter hacker

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Nicole Richie has been exposed as the person behind a number of unusual tweets on Thursday from the Twitter accounts of reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Joel Madden. No doubt the 3.2 million followers of Kim Kardashian's Read more…

Scamming the scammers

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Scammers use decoy documents (fake invoices, bogus airline tickets, imaginary lottery wins, political commentary on Tibet, information about World Cup 2010 fixtures, and so forth) to trick us into opening files which are dangerous. SophosLabs is pioneering techniques to use Read more…

April Fool: Sexy romances distract hackers from data theft, Sophos research proves

Sexy romances distract hackers from data theft, Sophos research proves

We published this story on 1 April 2010. Of course, "Protection through Distraction" doesn't really exist. We hope you enjoy the joke (and the video!) as much as we enjoyed putting it together. You may already have read the press Read more…

I Spoke Too Soon! (But still nothing on Conficker)

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Well it's turned 1st April GMT, but still nothing as far as Conficker is concerned. My laptop is still on GMT and is slightly warm, but certainly isn't melting. However, it would appear that I spoke too soon about satellites Read more…

April Fool: Shatner virus planted by hackers on orbiting satellite

Shatner virus planted on satellite

We published this story on 1 April 2009. Of course, the Shatner virus doesn't really exist, and Far Polo L1 is an anagram of Apr1l Fool. We hope you enjoy the joke (and the video!) as much as we enjoyed Read more…

April Fool: RAPIL - a slap in the face for hackers and virus writers

RAPIL - a slap in the face for hackers and virus writers

An exciting day in SophosLabs. After long and arduous efforts, we announce our new beta technology offering to defeat the hackers, which we are currently referring to as RAPIL (Recognition and Analysis of Potentially Intruding Lifeforms). As the following video Read more…