Here you are! Episode #116 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat.
News, opinion, advice and research: Chet and Duck bring you their unique and entertaining combination of all four in their regular podcast.
Following a USENIX paper about the security of Windows Picture Passwords, you may have read that they are "easily crackable."
Paul Ducklin wondered about that, and tried to come up with a balanced view...
Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.
The biggie this month is a "spare no versions" Internet Explorer update.
From IE 6 on Windows XP to IE 10 on Windows 8, this one hits the Patch Trifecta: critical, remote code execution, requires reboot.
Why did Facebook get into double trouble this week over privacy?
Find out the answer to this and more in just 60 seconds of entertaining and informative video!
Microsoft is buying a large swathe of Nokia, and licensing much of the rest.
Naked Security gets a touch nostalgic...
How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?
Find out in 60 seconds!
Microsoft has had to recall an update released yesterday for Exchange Server 2013. Nothing catastrophic, but a difficult balancing act for admins considering the fixed vulnerabilities were publicly disclosed.
Patch Tuesday for August 2013 includes three critical fixes and five important ones. The focus for this month is certainly the Internet Explorer cumulative patch which fixes 11 vulnerabilities and all versions, including 11 beta.
It's that time of the month again, with Microsoft Patch Tuesday just 24 hours away.
Paul Ducklin presents this month's eight bulletins in seven handy bullet points...
So far, so good with the new program, says Microsoft security expert Katie Moussouris. They're getting more bugs earlier and hearing from researchers who've never rung them before.
Microsoft fixed 34 vulnerabilities in products ranging from Windows, Internet Explorer and .NET to Lync, Visual Studio and Silverlight. Not to be left behind, Adobe launched fixes for Flash, Shockwave and Cold Fusion. Settle into your air-conditioned server rooms and start testing!
Six out of Microsoft's seven pre-announced Patch Tuesday updates are deemed critical.
Even Server Core 2012 will need patching and rebooting...
If you're good at finding exploits and know your way around a whitepaper, you could be looking at a $150,000 bonus.
Last week, Microsoft took aim at more than 1,400 Citadel botnets by sinkholing their command and control infrastructure.
What was the actual effect of this takedown? SophosLabs takes a look...
Right on time, Microsoft and Adobe released fixes today for Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2011 and Adobe Flash Player. Time to dance that familiar dance and get those updates installed.