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New Year's #sophoscrossword 2013/2014: And the winners are...

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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...

Try our NYE #sophoscrossword and win a T-shirt!

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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!)

New updated Virus Removal Tool from Sophos now available

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Sophos has just released an updated version of its free and very popular Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

How to explain phishing to your Grandma [VIDEO]

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Have you ever had to explain phishing to your Grandma? Are you tech support for friends and family?

If so, then the Sophos Threatsaurus is just what you need. The 2012 edition is hot off the press - get it for free today!

Free virus removal tool: 27% found malware missed by existing anti-virus

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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.

Free Sophos Anti-Virus app for your Android

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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!

Free Virus Removal Tool for download from Sophos

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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.

Search Engine Poisoning live in Brisbane, Queensland

Search Engine Poisoning live in Brisbane, Queensland

Will you be in Brisbane, Queensland, on the evening of Tuesday 03 April 2012?

If so, you're invited to a live demo of Search Engine Poisoning, plus a touch of Mac malware, at the April chapter meeting of OWASP.

Calling Californians: Get into RSA 2012 in San Francisco for free!

Get into RSA 2012 in San Francisco for free!

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!

RIP John McCarthy, the LISP creator who sorted out memory mismanagement

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"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.

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus - there's good and bad news

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus - there's good and bad news

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..

Free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac: 'Frankly there's no reason not to try it'

Free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac: 'Frankly there's no reason not to try it'

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..

OWASP chapter comes to Queensland - please join us if you can!

OWASP chapter comes to Queensland - please join us if you can!

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.)

Forget WikiLeaks - here comes DickiLeaks!

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Forget WikiLeaks - Australia is currently embroiled in a data leakage saga of its own, dubbed "DickiLeaks", following the publication of nude photos of football players from high-flying Australian Football League club St. Kilda.

More likejacking targets: Farmville, Sex And The City 2, Kendra Wilkinson, ...

More likejacking targets: Farmville, Sex And The City 2, Kendra Wilkinson, ...

Another week, another round of likejacking targets. Though we still haven't seen this technique being used as an attack vector to infect users, it's still an underhanded and malicious technique, and it's driving swarms of people to pages serving up Read more…

JavaScript – a necessary evil?

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I'm currently attending RSA 2010, one of the year's biggest security conferences, in San Francisco. I've just finished giving my presentation, Anti-Virus is Dead!. (It isn't dead, of course. It's just become rather different from what it was in the Read more…