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Has Microsoft just PROVED why you should upgrade from XP?

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Microsoft just published its January-to-June 2013 Security Intelligence Report.

The results seem to PROVE that you should get rid of Windows XP as soon as you can.

Paul Ducklin checks the strength of the "proof"...

Bit9 hacked, used to inject malware into customers' networks

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Security vendor Bit9 has been hit by a serious security breach of its own network.

Intruders broke into a core part of the company's service and used its own trusted digital certificates to create pre-authorised malware.

FTC announces international crack down on bogus support call scam

FTC announces international crack down on bogus support call scam

The US Federal Trade Commission announced a crackdown on a widespread phone-based scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer owners, worldwide, into purchasing bogus computer cleanup services.

FLAMING RETORT: All this new Mac malware - whose fault is it?

FLAMING RETORT: It's all your fault!

Flaming Retort is back, this time trying to Coole and Explayne the flames we've had from some Mac users in the past few days.

In a back-to-front way of making Mac fans feel better, I'll start by making everyone feel slightly worse, taking a small potshot at Windows, OS X and Linux fans alike.

SSCC 86 - online elections, "total internet disconnection", Facebook/privacy and PII for just 3c

SSCC 86 - on-line elections, "total internet disconnection", Facebook/privacy and PII for just 3c

In this week's episode, Paul Ducklin joins Chet to discuss online elections, "total internet disconnection", Facebook's new take on privacy, and PII at just 3c a hit.

As usual, Chet and Duck express strong opinions, with Duck even calling on those who are concerned about the erosion of online privacy "not to go quietly"...

Conficker: how to avoid infection and what to do if you are infected

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Ahhh Conficker. A nasty family of malware that plagued computers the world over way back in November 2008. Sadly, it is still knocking about rather prolifically, so here are some top tips to avoid infection, and advice on what to do if you are infected.

Security breach: Kernel.org and Linux Foundation remain "temporarily unavailable"

Linux world in security spinout as Linux Foundation and Kernel.org remain "temporarily unavailable"

The Linux world is in a bit of a security spinout at the moment.

Could this be the moment that you finally decide to try OpenBSD?

'Indestructible' rootkit rumours are greatly exaggerated! Stand down from high alert!

'Indestructible' rootkit rumours are greatly exaggerated! Stand down from high alert!

LulzSec has sailed away - if not off the edge of the world, at least into a part of space and time from which it can no longer trigger scared, and scary, headlines.

It seems we needed something to replace LulzSec, and it looks as though we've found it: the indestructible rootkit!

Italian law firm knowingly serves up infected web pages

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If you got a call from a legitimate security source informing you that your website was infected, would you take action? I certainly would, which is why I am rather frustrated when we take time to reach out to an organisation about a web infection, and they deliberately choose to do nothing about it.

Apple iPad and iPhone infection risk?

Apple iPad and iPhone infection risk?

Major Australian media outfit Fairfax ran a story throughout the weekend warning about "Apple store infection risk". This was understandably a hot story across most of its dailies, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today. Read more…

June roundup – "90 Second News"

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Don't just read the latest computer security news – watch it in 90 seconds! Learn how Facebook 'clickjacking' actually works. Find out why Google is in the dogbox over vulnerability disclosure. See which companies had PR disasters sending out malware Read more…