The arrest of Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, who is alleged to have grabbed 900 Social Insurance Numbers from the Canadian tax authorities over a period of six hours, marks the first time that authorities have apprehended someone in relation to the "heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL.
How hard is Heartbleed recovery? How hard does Google Play try to keep the garbage out? And how hard are you trying to get over XP?
60 Second Security has the answers in a short, fun security video.
There is one important reason why you might not want to rush out and change all your passwords on all your services right this minute, and it's a sort-of Catch-22.
Paul Ducklin explains...
"Authorized users" were added to customers' bank accounts, allowing the alleged fraudsters to request new cards in their names to make purchases and withdraw cash. As with other recent cases, the weak link was supposedly working for AT&T in an outsourced job function.
What should you do about the latest Word zero-day? What does Mr Rockefeller think of SnapChat? And is that MS-DOS I see before me?
Watch 60 Sec Security for 29 March 2014, and find out!
Here's a quick run-down of what you'll face in the February 2014 Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft, which comes out tomorrow.
This week's Chet Chat starts out with credit card breaches, covers the issue of whether you really need good passwords everywhere, and ends with an upbeat and encouraging conclusion...
Listen and learn more!
Leaky logic leaves logins loose in logfiles; mendacious mails menace Macs with Mavericks malware, and criminal contractor compromises Korean credit company!
60 Sec Security - 25 Jan 2014...
Starbucks got into and out of privacy trouble in over the past week.
The brouhaha started when a US security researcher publicly reported a rather serious data leakage problem in the Starbucks iOS mobile app...
Can a bug ever be good? What's the prison sentence for DDoS criminality? How well does Snapchat protect your data? What's a Threatsaurus, and why do you want one?
Watch and find out!
Chet and Duck help you to learn from recent security news, both good and bad.
In this episode: the massive Target breach; Microsoft's and Apple's attitude to updates; and how to respond to Google's recent changes to image rendering for Gmail users.
What prison sentence for the man who pioneered online carding? How many credit cards did Target lose? Does your encryption software "speak" to passers-by? How to keep your kids safe online over the holidays?
Find out in 60 seconds!
JP Morgan Chase is the latest financial institution to own up to a data breach.
The details are still scanty, but it looks as though it happened back in July, wasn't noticed until September and was only owned up to in December...
The story of LG's "data stealing" TVs continues to twist and turn, with LG now on its third version of what happened, and why.
LG is sorry for the confusion caused by reports of problems, but not for the problems themselves - in fact, it doesn't seem to think they're a problem at all...
Apple just closed up yet more lockscreen holes in iOS 7.
Reading the release notes will give you a sense of déjà vu - one of the bugs is pretty much the same hole that was patched in iOS 7.0.2...
One of Microsoft's 14 promised patches for September failed to materialise.
There's still plenty left over, though: IE gets a jumbo fix, as usual; SharePoint, FrontPage, Excel, Access, Outook and more get vital updates, too.
What happened to LastPass that it needed a patch? How do Philips wireless lights handle security? What will become of Bradley Manning? And what has Wikileaks been up to lately?
Take a look at 60 Second Security and find out!