Passing off old as new is dishonest in any industry - but it's more dangerous in some than in others.
Hard disks may not wear out like chainsaw blades or cam belts - it's not what they may have lost in their life so far, but in what they have gained: other people's data.
The UK Information Commissioner's Office in the UK recently fined the Greater Manchester Police £150,000 for a data breach.
The problem boiled down to an unencrypted USB key stolen from an officers's home.
Back in April, Apple came under fire for delaying an update to Java until the Flashplayer malware got loose.
Let's hope that's a thing of the past, with Oracle publishing Java for OS X directly, and promising patches for OS X at the same time that they come out on Windows.
Both Adobe and Microsoft published Patch Tuesday updates this week.
There are plenty of issues to be concerned about - so we've written up our recommendations to help you prioritise your own patching...
Big-time online entertainment outfit Blizzard has just owned up to a data haemorrhage.
Blizzard strongly suggests - but manfully doesn't pretend to guarantee - that financial data such as credit cards, billing addresses, and real names weren't got at.
A Seattle hacking triumvirate has received a collective quarter-century behind bars.
With a combination of wardriving and malware implantation, they made off with $3m plundered from company accounts - including straight from the payroll.
A keen-eyed Naked Security reader alerted us to an interesting-sounding story about a USB-fuelled espionage attempt.
(For those who prefer us to write about security successes, not about failures, this one's for you!)
An Australian hacker from the New South Wales country town of Orange has been sent to prison for two-and-a-half years.
David Cecil, who went under the handle 'Evil', was arrested a year ago following a six-month investigation.
Alan Turing is probably best known to the public for his cryptanalytical derring-do at Bletchley Park, UK, during the Second World War.
But it is Turing's ever-present Halting Problem which teaches us the most about modern-day computer security. We salute his pioneering work.
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, UK, has been stung with a £225,000 ($350,000) fine for a data breach.
In this case, though, the break-in was physical and the stolen data existed in printed form or on film...
A critical Internet Explorer vulnerability, announced and patched by Microsoft in June's Patch Tuesday, is being exploited in the wild.
Find out how hackers bypass modern protections like DEP and ASLR - and if you haven't patched yet, do it now!
In late 2011, we published our analysis of a bunch of USB keys we'd bought at a lost property auction.
We got a number of surprises - not least that the Privacy Commissioner decided he wanted a word with us. Find out what happened next...
By popular demand, here is a video explaining how to solve the puzzle we published on our AusCERT 2012 conference T-shirt.
44 solvers from 14 countries cracked it in the time allowed - find out how they did it!
The days of IT managers simply worrying about the security of the network inside their physical offices are long gone.
Cloud services, mobile devices, wireless networks and a remote workforce are complicating security management for IT departments who wish to protect corporate data.