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...
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!
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?
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...
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.
"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".
"Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it", DHS-sponsored CERT team says
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.
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...
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 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's boastful track record of fending off vulnerabilities in bug-hunting contests seems to have come to an end.
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.
Every Mac user should check their settings in Safari - as changing the defaults could help avoid them being exposed to a malware infection.
Microsoft has launched another salvo in its campaign to hammer the final nail into the coffin of an outdated, insecure product: Internet Explorer 6.