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Guest blog: Win a free iPad in our data security survey

Guest blog: Win a free iPad in our data security survey

Clearly Sophos's Carole Theriault is enjoying the power of guest-blogging. Here she is again, doing a favour for our UK marketing department who have an Apple iPad that they're dying to give away. The floor is yours Carole... Want the Read more…

Guest blog: Musings on Obama's 'kill-switch for the internet'

Guest blog: Musings on Obama's 'kill-switch for the internet'

Guest blogger Carole Theriault, a senior security consultant at Sophos, ruminates on the big red switch that President Obama might want installed in the Oval Office. Over to you Carole... Proposed US legislation, now approved by the US Senate committee, Read more…

Guest blog: Does Apple stand at a security crossroads?

Guest blog: Does Apple stand at a security crossroads?

Ben Jupp, a Sophos technical specialist who lives and breathes all-things Mac, Linux and Unix, ponders Apple's attitude to security. Over to you Ben.. Apple gets a pretty rough press when it comes to security and to be honest I Read more…

Guest blog: Sophos support for Windows NT 4

Guest blog: Sophos support for Windows NT 4

In this guest blog Sophos product manager Darren Teagles describes how Sophos's plans for continuing to support Windows NT 4 - long after Microsoft has officially given up on it! Over to you Darren.. Here's some good news. Sophos is Read more…

Guest blog: Sophos and Citrix put the personal back into computing

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In this guest blog product manager Sunil Choudrie discusses how Sophos is working closely with Citrix to better protect enterprises which allow users to bring their own computers to work. Take it away Sunil.. Citrix are hosting their annual event Read more…

Guest blog: Google Chrome, paint splats and Mac romance

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Guest blogger Carole Theriault has wrestled control of the Clu-blog away from me for a few minutes to let off some steam. Over to you Carole... I am having a bad day today. And it is only early afternoon. Gaaawwwwd. Read more…

Guest blog: Beta test upcoming Sophos products

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Camera-phobic guest blogger Kim Charlton, who manages the beta program at Sophos, wants to bribe you into helping us improve our products. Over to you Kim.. It's beta time again and I am once again on the lookout for people Read more…

Evil Maids on the rise

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The opportunities for evil maids seems to be soaring. Some weeks ago, I blogged about how a malicious room maid could install a software password sniffer on a portable PC with TrueCrypt Full Disk Encryption (FDE) - needing only a Read more…

Evil Maid wanted, B.S. in Computer Science a plus

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Some weeks ago, Polish researcher Joanna Rutkowska published an attack on the TrueCrypt Full-Disk Encryption (FDE) software, which allows an attacker with access to an unattended PC to install a password sniffer in a first strike, and to steal the Read more…

Guest blog: Pink Friday at Sophos

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Senior security analyst Carole Theriault shows its not all hard work at Sophos, as she tells us how staff raised some money for the fight against breast cancer. Oh, and she shares some pretty good cake recipes too. Over to Read more…

Why not become an employer to snatch personal data?

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It's not really breaking news that personal data can be at risk on internet job portals, as hackers have recently demonstrated with the Guardian Jobs website breach. But why should you even consider all the hassle to hack the web Read more…

Give EFI a chance!

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Many of us will upgrade their PCs soon to Windows 7, Microsoft's latest operating system available for 32-bit and 64-bit hardware. Although this version will deliver state-of-the art performance in many areas, most of its installations will still be made Read more…

Are hard drive manufacturers making a meal of securing data?

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"Hospital lost patient data" (...unencrypted), "ministry of defense laptop stolen" (...unencrypted), "hard disk with confidential defense information on Ebay" (...unencrypted), reports like these have haunted us for the last couple of years with an ever increasing frequency and publicity. Mobile Read more…

Who polices crime in a virtual world?

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A bank robbery in the MMORPG Eve Online netted a criminal thousands of dollars, but whose job is it to police crimes in a virtual world?

Guest blog: Is Netflix being sloppy with personal data?

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Accusations that an internet scheme by Netflix could expose personal information about participants are being questioned by guest blogger and Sophos senior security analyst Carole Theriault. Over to you Carole... Here I am at Virus Bulletin 2009 in Geneva. The Read more…

Guest blog: Sophos Anti-Virus supports Snow Leopard

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In this guest blog product manager Sunil Choudrie comments on Apple's new operating system, our support for Mac OS X 10.6 and what these mean for users. Take it away Sunil.. Well the guessing game is finally over (you might Read more…

Guest blog: Algorithm guesses social security numbers

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Guest blogger Michael Argast, director of global sales engineering at Sophos, comments on how sometimes adding security can actually take it away - despite the best intentions of governments. Over to you Michael.. Two researchers from Carnegie Mellon have discovered Read more…

Guest blog: Beta test Sophos products, get Amazon vouchers

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Camera-phobic guest blogger Kim Charlton, who manages the beta program at Sophos, is trying to bribe you into helping us improve our products. Over to you Kim.. So, originally I wrote a begging email to Graham asking if he could Read more…

Guest blog: Losing a BlackBerry in a black cab

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Guest blogger Malte Pollmann, VP of Product Development at Sophos, has lost his BlackBerry - but doesn't seem to be that bothered. I'll let Malte explain why.. Now they have finally got me. After years of wondering how the hell Read more…

Guest blog: Single vendor or multi-vendor security - that is the question

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John Metzger, a product marketing manager in our Columbus office, has found a large pile of Sophos polo-shirts which he would like to give Clu-blog readers. Unfortunately, there's a catch - he wants you to answer his survey. So it's Read more…