What about support for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion? Can a rootkit be a blessing in disguise? Will federal US data breach laws make things better or worse?
Chester and Duck once again aim their entertaining expertise at the security news of the week...
How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?
Is system reimaging really a security tool?
Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014
Chester ducks out of booth duties at the RSA 2014 conference in San Francisco to bring you this week's Chet Chat.
From Apple's SSL bug to Adobe's second-in-a-month emergency Flash update, Chet and Duck once again help you to learn from others' mistakes.
Another Flash emergency already? More SEA hacking? Why have the password "changeme" if you don't? How big a fine for a 20,000,000 record breach?
It'll only take you a minute to find out!
Cybercrime is all about the money. And, in the end, that money leads back to the financial sector. Banks, credit unions, insurers and everyone charged with looking after our money and covering us when something bad happens are starting to feel the pinch from the steady growth in cybercriminality.
If it felt like the last year saw more and bigger data breaches than usual, well, that's because it did.
Former employees and others familiar with the breach investigation said at least one analyst recommended a thorough security review prior to Target's upgrading its payment system. Did the review actually happen, or was it lost in the cacophony of warnings security teams and government agencies constantly put forth?
Where do you find Extreme Spammers? Can you find the exploit unicorn? And how did Target get breached?
Find out in 60 Sec Security for 08 Feb 2014...
White Lodging runs businesses such as gift shops and restaurants within big US hotel brands. Guests at one of those hotel brands, Marriott, are advised to check their card statements following the discovery of a 9-month-long card suctioning operation.
Surely not another payment card breach? Android malware that jumps the airgap? And what's this about a Privacy Plan Diet?
60 Sec Security - 01 Feb 2014.
The largest craft supply store in North America, Michaels, has indicated it may be the latest retail company to have credit cards compromised in a large scale malware attack.
Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.
Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...
A Naked Security reader just received Target's advisory letter saying she'd been part of the recent breach. But she didn't find it as clear as perhaps it could have been.
Paul Ducklin takes a look...is there anything Target could have done differently?
Hot on the heels of the massive Target data breach, retail group Neiman Marcus has confirmed a mid-December security breach and that an undisclosed number of payment cards have been compromised.
US megaretailer Target is having a tough time of it.
Having said that, so are its customers - and even, as it now turns out, many of its non-customers, too.
Target has now joined companies like Adobe and Sony in the "hundred million plus" data breach club...
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.
Team Snapchat, as it calls itself, has finally used the S-word in connection with the 4,600,000 phone numbers plundered from its databases last week.
The big stories of 2013 were Adobe, PRISM and CryptoLocker - but what about some of the wackier stuff? Google's dead donkey? The Space Station lost and found? Gun wielding penguins?
All this and more in 60 Sec Security - 04 January 2014
On New Year's Day we wrote about a giant phone number leak from controversial photosharing site Snapchat.
The company has officially commented now...just don't expect the word "Sorry."
Our weekly security podcast looks back at the big blunders of 2013 to find out what went wrong.
Let Chet and Duck help you plan for a safer and more secure 2014!