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Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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One minute of fun with a serious side...

60 Second Security - 21 June 2014

SSCC 151 - Measuring vulns, Apple and Wi-Fi privacy, Android ransomware and more [PODCAST]

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It's our weekly security pocast!

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dig into the latest security news for lessons we can all learn...

SSCC 140 - Does Windows have more holes than OS X? Whither messaging privacy? [PODCAST]

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How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?

Chet and Duck get stuck in...

Phone spyware, Mac security, and WhatsApp privacy - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How do you get spyware on your victim, er, target's phone? Have Mac users changed their attitude to security? And how deep does privacy run at WhatsApp?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Apple users: Try these five tips for better Mac security

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Security for Macs is often a hotly-debated topic, perhaps because Apple has a reputation for security that is based more on a brand promise than reality.

Don't panic. Here are five simple tips to help you get serious about security on OS X...

Digitally signed data-stealing malware targets Mac users in "undelivered courier item" attack

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Our colleagues at SophosLabs pointed us at a interesting item of malware the other day, namely a data-stealing Trojan aimed at Mac users.

Paul Ducklin looks at how the attack unfolds...

4 free tools to boost your security

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You've probably heard us saying, "Get more serious about security!"

That, of course, invites the reply, "Where do I start? What should I do?"

So here are 4 free tools to help you on your way...

Keyjacking, Ubisoft data breach, Apple QuickTime holes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the first 60 Second Security video of July, looking into some of the intriguing and interesting security stories of the past week.

Neatly compressed into a minute of video, why not give it a whirl?

Microsoft announces five Bulletins for Patch Tuesday, including Office for Mac

Patch Tuesday is coming on 11 June 2013.

Paul Ducklin gives you a quick preview of what we know so far, and who'll be affected by the updates...

(Mac users, that might include you.)

Apple's OS X and Safari get biggish security fixes

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Apple has published updates for all supported versions of OS X and for Safari version 6.

A largish number of remote code execution vulnerabilities have been patched, so these aren't just cosmetic fixes.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Mac malware found in malformed Word documents - is China to blame?

Mac malware found in malformed Word documents - is China to blame?

Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.

Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?

Apple's own Macs bitten by Java-based malware attack

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Apple released a statement today acknowledging that they were victims of the same attackers that Facebook talked about last week. A zero-day Java vulnerability infected Apple Mac developers through a drive-by attack.

More Mac malware attacking minority groups in China

More Mac malware attacking minority groups in China

A targeted Mac malware attack strikes a minority group in China, exploiting an old Microsoft Word vulnerability.

No patch yet for Adobe PDF exploits - Adobe suggests a workaround; Mac and Linux users need not apply

No patch yet for Adobe PDF exploits - Adobe suggests a workaround, but Mac users need not apply

Adobe issues advice on how to mitigate the latest exploits against its PDF Reader software.

For Windows users, anyway. Mac and Linux fans are still out in the cold.

Anatomy of a bug - how Mac OS X chokes if you say "FILE"

Heard about the OS X bug that crashes programs if you display the text FILE colon slash slash slash? (We're not going to write it here in full, just in case!)

It's an intriguing problem - Paul Ducklin explains what goes wrong, and offers you two workarounds.

Serious security holes fixed in Opera - but Mac App Store users left at risk again

Serious security holes fixed in Opera - but Mac App Store users left at risk again

It should go without saying that if you use Opera, you should update to version 12.13 as soon as possible.

But... what if you didn't get your copy of Opera from the official website?

What if, instead, you acquired your version of Opera for Mac from Apple's Mac App Store?

Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website

Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website

Mac malware has been found on a website related to the Dalai Lama, capable of allowing hackers to steal files and spy on keystrokes.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - there's even a patch for your Mac!

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - there's even a patch for your Mac!

Patch Tuesday has come around again.

The fixes cover Internet Explorer, Excel (on Windows and Mac), the kernel itself, and more.

Here's advice on the what, the why and the where...