Well done to everyone who tried the New Year's #sophoscrossword!
Here are the answers, the solvers, the winners, and - just to spice up the competition for next time - there's a "by country" leaderboard, too...
Are you working over the New Year?
Whatever you're up to, but especially if you're on year-end sysadmin or tech support duty, here's a bit of fun that nevertheless counts as real work. (But don't quote us on that!)
Sophos's free virus removal tool has been updated and reissued, thanks to feedback from Naked Security readers. It now is 20% faster and has better detection and clean-up capabilities.
To help you better safeguard your Android phone and tablet, Sophos just published Sophos Mobile Security for Android in Google Play. Oh, and it's free!
Sophos has just launched a free, no strings attached, Virus Removal Tool to detect and, more importantly, disinfect all those nasty viruses, spyware, rootkits and even fake antivirus.
Are you interested in security? Would you like to have some technofun for free?
If so, you can sign up for a free RSA 2012 Expo pass, using the code SC12SPH. Then stop by Booth #1817 for our cool puzzle T-shirt!
"Uncle John" McCarthy, the creator of the functional programming language LISP, died earlier this week in California.
McCarthy pioneered automatic garbage collection, for which we owe him a substantial debt of thanks.
Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.
Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..
Do you have a Mac at home? Do you run anti-virus on it?
Although there is much less malware for the Mac than for Windows, that's no reason to put your head in the sand. And the specialist Mac magazines seem to agree..
Will you be in Brisbane, Queensland on Tuesday 01 March 2011? Are you interested in learning about security and meeting a bunch of like-minded people?
If so, why not attend the inaugural meeting of the OWASP Brisbane chapter? (It's free.)