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SSCC 165 - "U2 or not U2," that is the question [PODCAST]

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It's Chet Chat time!

Here's this week's episode of our news-you-can-use security podcast...

Apple's free gift: Did U get the album 2?

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Apple's gift of a free U2 album for iTunes users?

Turns out it's "free" as in "compulsory"...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

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Make sure you're up to date with everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Anatomy of an iTunes phish - tips to avoid getting caught out

Even if you'd back yourself to spot a phish every time, here's a step-by-step account that might help to save your friends and family in the future...

SSCC 148 - Cloud privacy policies not related to data security [PODCAST]

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The Chet Chat comes to you this week from Hanoi, Vietnam with special guest Sean Richmond from Sophos Australia.

This week they tackle the FBI's crackdown on the Blackshades malware, more flaws in Chip-and-PIN, the latest Apple updates, and the EFF's "Who has got your back" report.

Apple rushes out iTunes 11.2.1 - fixes giant permissions hole

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Did you just download the quarter-gigabyte iTunes 11.2 update for your Mac?

If so, consider it a practice run: you need to do it all over again...

Misleading advertisements lead to hijacked browser settings

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Advertisements don't have a great track record for safety and we are beginning to see more frequent abuse of search and mobile ads to deliver unwanted addons purporting to be legitimate tools. Be careful where you click and closely scrutinize software options before installation.

SSCC 131 - Mac malware, Starbucks security, Apple versus FTC and giant Korean breach [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.

Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

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In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Apple fixes 41 iTunes security flaws, some more than a year old

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Apple released the latest update to iTunes today, version 11.0.3, fixing 41 vulnerabilities in the Windows version and 1 in the OS X version. Many of these flaws are rated critical and we advise you update as soon as possible.

Apple introduces two-factor verification for Apple IDs

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After celebrity Web 2.0 journalist Mat Honan had all his iDevices remote-wiped by a cybercrook last year, Apple's login security has been under scrutiny.

Good news! Apple has finally bitten the bullet and started offering two-factor verification for Apple ID users...

Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud.

Fake iTunes gift certificate delivers a load of malware for Black Friday shoppers

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Watch out for shopping scams as the seasonal shopping frenzy ramps up over the US Thanksgiving weekend.

Apple's iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's  iOS 5.0.1 is out - should you upgrade?

Apple's latest iOS update is out. The new version bumps iOS5 up to 5.0.1, and is Apple's first update available over-the-air.

Question is, should you update right away?

iTunes 10.5 released to fix 79 vulnerabilties on Windows, OS X to follow

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Apple released iTunes 10.5 today to fix 79 vulnerabilities for Windows users and introduce support for iCloud, wireless syncing and iOS 5 compatibility.

Massachusetts Attorney General to investigate iTunes fraud

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stated this week that her office will begin an investigation targeting Apple Computers. She is looking into whether Apple is in compliance with her state's data breach notification laws related to fraud occurring on the iTunes store.

Twitter spammers entice clicks with free iTunes gift cards

Twitter spammers entice clicks with free iTunes gift cards

Beware free iTunes gift card spammers on Twitter - and learn how to fight back against them.

Free Apple iTunes Giftcard scam spreads on Facebook

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Facebook users are being tricked into helping scammers earn money, in the mistaken belief that they will receive a free $25 Apple iTunes Giftcard.

Chinese auction site sells thousands of stolen iTunes accounts

Chinese auction site sells thousands of stolen iTunes accounts

Hackers are selling access to stolen iTunes accounts on Chinese auction site Taobao.

Are you taking enough care with your iTunes and other online accounts?