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Word zero-day, Snapchat blasted, MS-DOS released - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What should you do about the latest Word zero-day? What does Mr Rockefeller think of SnapChat? And is that MS-DOS I see before me?

Watch 60 Sec Security for 29 March 2014, and find out!

Is data privacy more important than ever?

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This article is inspired by another piece we've published today in which John Bryan asks 'is data privacy an out of date concept?' I think we all have a responsibility to ourselves and the younger generation to take greater steps to protect our data - we can't know the significance of exposure today on our lives tomorrow.

Is data privacy an out of date concept?

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For some people, it seems as if they put their whole lives on display on social media. They are often, themselves, posting the very information that organisations go to great lengths to try to protect. So are we trying to protect privacy based on past social values? Are we old-fashioned in trying to keep a lid on the social media generation?

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!

WhatsApp and privacy - will Facebook make things better, worse, or both?

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WhatsApp, the super-popular SMS replacement acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, continues to wrestle with a thorny problem.

How can it tame the public's attitude to its own attitude to privacy?

NSA can record 100% of another country's telephone calls

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The National Security Agency has the ability to record every single one of a foreign country's telephone calls and then play the conversations back up to a month after recording, according to a report by The Washington Post.

Whatsapp's Jan Koum says privacy won't suffer with Facebook acquisition

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Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of Whatsapp, has responded to concerns that have surfaced since the company was acquired by Facebook.

Is Snowden reshaping global privacy?

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This week, the European Parliament met and discussed written testimony from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The EU legislators also passed a new pan-European data privacy law backed by stiffer penalties...

Are you safe against mobile threats? Check out our tips for keeping the crooks away...

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Do you use a mobile device? (Of course you do!)

Read Sophos researcher Vanja Svajcer's paper, "Mobile Security Threat Report," and check out our expert tips for keeping the crooks away...

Another breach, sneaky Android malware, and the Privacy Plan Diet - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Surely not another payment card breach? Android malware that jumps the airgap? And what's this about a Privacy Plan Diet?

60 Sec Security - 01 Feb 2014.

Report from the future: Data Privacy in the year 2044

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It's Data Privacy Day today, 28 January 2014.

So we asked Naked Security's Virtual Futurist, Frank di Scorse, to go forward 30 years and report back from the future on Data Privacy Day 2044....

Take the 3-step Privacy Plan Diet

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Losing your grip on personal privacy is easy these days: the internet is never more than an arm's length away.

That's why we've come up with the 3-step Privacy Plan Diet - it's time to say "Hello" to the new you!

Privacy is not dead - you're just doing it wrong

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Today is Data Privacy Day. While many have declared privacy to be dead, it isn't up to them, it is up to you.

Being aware about what you are sharing with whom can go a long way towards preserving your privacy.

Oracle and Java, Apple and the FTC, Google and privacy - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why was this month's Java update a "must patch"? Should in-app purchases be allowed to target children? Is it a good idea to give Google control of your home?

Find out in 60 Second Security for 18 Jan 2014

Should we care if over a million schoolkids have been fingerprinted?

Should we care if over a million schoolkids have been fingerprinted?

A study released last week claims that as many as 1.28 million schoolchildren in the UK may have had their fingerprints taken by their school authorities last year, with over 30% of those schools not getting permission from parents first.

Dead donkeys, gun wielding penguins and the Internet Worm at 25 - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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The big stories of 2013 were Adobe, PRISM and CryptoLocker - but what about some of the wackier stuff? Google's dead donkey? The Space Station lost and found? Gun wielding penguins?

All this and more in 60 Sec Security - 04 January 2014

US court dismisses suit brought against border laptop searches

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A US federal court in New York closed out the year by saying that it's OK for the government to search travelers' electronic devices at border checkpoints without reasonable suspicion that people have done anything wrong, given that "reasonable" takes on a whole new dimension when you're talking about the crucial zone of border crossings.

OpenSSL bug, DDoS bust, Snapchat SNAFU and a free Threatsaurus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Can a bug ever be good? What's the prison sentence for DDoS criminality? How well does Snapchat protect your data? What's a Threatsaurus, and why do you want one?

Watch and find out!

Privacy lenses pointed at Snapchat for making phone number searches too easy

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Security researchers claim that Snapchat, the controversial selfie-sharing picture site, is far too liberal with the phone numbers of its users.

*If* those users are genuine - the researchers also found they could register bogus users as easily as they could look real ones up...

How Twitter tracks the websites you visit, and how to stop it

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Last Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.