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SSCC 157 - Routers, Browsers, Zombies and Sysadmins [PODCAST]

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Here it is...this week's Chet Chat security podcast.

In this episode: fixing routers, trusting browsers, killing zombies and showing TLC to sysadmins.

It's all about trust! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Watch 60 Second Security for 19 July 2014 - it's all about trust!

Google Chrome will warn you when it's been hijacked

Google Chrome will warn you when it's been hijacked

The warning flare comes as a window for Windows users that features a "reset" button to get the browser back to factory-fresh settings.

"Mailbox" app on iPads and iPhones runs JavaScript from emails - vulnerability or feature?

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Italian computer scientist Michele Spagnuolo recently wrote about what he considered a security issue in the popular iPhone and iPad email app "Mailbox."

Not everyone agreed with him...

Facebook transparency, Apple bugs, SEA DDoSes itself - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Which country came top of Facebook's new "Government Requests" report aimed at outing the countries that fish for Facebook user data the most? (I bet you're thinking it's the USA - but it isn't.)

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

Facebook leak, Canadian spam, Opera breach - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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It's Saturday, and that means *60 Second Security*, where we aim to touch on some of the more thought-provoking security topics of the past week in just one minute of video.

Why not give this week's video a go?

LinkedIn unhacked, Microsoft bounties, Java in your browser - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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It's that time again - time for this week's 60 Second Security, our fun-but serious "security news with a conscience" video series.

Give it a spin...it'll only take a minute.

Oracle and Apple update Java - zapping browser Java would already have blocked 92.5% of the risk

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As promised last week, Oracle shipped a Critical Patch Update for Java on Tuesday 18 June 2013.

Apple, which offers its own builds of Java, updated at the same time.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

Farewell Camino - pioneering Mac browser falls behind on security, reaches end of road

Camino, the first browser that was purposefully made for Apple's OS X, has officially reached the end of the road.

The developers cited the pain of security updates as a key reason to wind up the project.

Google announces brand new web browser core, so does Mozilla

When you wait ages for a bus, and then three come along at once, it's not a coincidence: it's a side-effect of queuing and traffic lights.

But what about when three browser vendors make announcements on the same day?

Anatomy of a "feature" - should JavaScript be allowed to change a web link *after* you click on it?

A young web coding enthusiast from Manchester, UK, recently published a thought-provoking hackette intended to highlight the risks of relying only on "look before you click."

Paul Ducklin wants to know what you think of it...

Another Java update! Oracle brings Patch Tuesday forward to close in-the-wild hole...

"Yet another Java update! Get it while it's hot."

This update was planned for 19 Feb 2013.

But Oracle brought it forward, citing the "active exploitation 'in the wild' of one of the vulnerabilities affecting...desktop browsers".

Java is not JavaScript - tell your friends!

Some people are worried that turning off Java also turns off JavaScript.

Despite their names, Java and JavaScript are completely different, and turning off Java will not turn off JavaScript.

"Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it", DHS-sponsored CERT team says

Even if you've patched, it may be time to turn Java off in your browser

Can you really justify having Java installed on your main web browser any more? Even if you have installed the latest security patch?

It's time to rip Java out of your browser for better security... unless you have a really good reason not to.

Apple gets aggressive - latest OS X Java security update rips out browser support

Apple gets aggressive - latest OS X Java security update rips out browser support

Oracle patches Java, then Apple issues its own updates. You can never be quite sure how long that's going to take.

This month, it all happened pretty quickly - and Apple took the opportunity to kick Java out of your browser at the same time...

How to turn off Java in your browser - and why you should do it now

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Do you still have Java turned on in your web browser?

If your answer is "Yes" or "I'm not sure" then it's time to take action.

Browser wars - Microsoft says IE10 will support Do Not Track by default

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Browser vendors don't really compete on features any more, they compete on performance and trust; the best browser is the fastest, most secure and most private.

The question is - how quickly will Mozilla and Google respond?

Chrome falls in first five minutes at Pwn2Own vulnerability contest

Chrome falls in first five minutes at Pwn2Own vulnerability contest

Chrome's boastful track record of fending off vulnerabilities in bug-hunting contests seems to have come to an end.

Thanksgiving: eat the bounty, hang out with family and update web browsers

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Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend in the US. It's a holiday of gluttony and family time, and, according to The Atlantic, a chance to update your family's internet browsers.

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Every Mac user should check their settings in Safari - as changing the defaults could help avoid them being exposed to a malware infection.