We're winding down a little for the Christmas break so you might find us a bit quieter than usual.
See you back here in 2012!
There are some groups of people for whom it's just another day, who don't have the luxury of taking some time off just because it's December 25th. Yes, I'm talking about the spammers, the scammers, the cybercriminals, the identity thieves..
Reports from the North Pole have confirmed that Santa's Naughty/Nice list has been compromised.
The list is said to contain the name, stocking address and naughty/nice score (the child equivalent of a credit rating) of every child on earth.
Malware is being spammed out pretending to be a shipping order update from Amazon.com.
Don't be fooled, and always be suspicious of unsolicited emails!
Graham Cluley jumps in his TARDIS, and takes us on a trip through time to see Christmas-related malware from 1987 to present.
From the comfort of summer, Sophos Southern Hemisphere says, "Stay safe online this Christmas!"
We've included some holiday-time tips for your friends and family, too - don't let your cyberguard down over the festive season.
When you've been working any length of time in the computer security business, you get pretty used to hearing from folks that the guys who write the viruses must be "evil geniuses". Well, not all of them are that smart. Read more…