Well done to everyone who tried the New Year's #sophoscrossword!
Here are the answers, the solvers, the winners, and - just to spice up the competition for next time - there's a "by country" leaderboard, too...
Chet and Duck look at the security stories that made the headlines over New Year 2013/2014 - from the OpenSSL "hypervisor hack" that wasn't, to the Skype Twitter breach that shouldn't have happened - and explain how we can learn from these mistakes to have a safer and more secure 2014.
Are you working over the New Year?
Whatever you're up to, but especially if you're on year-end sysadmin or tech support duty, here's a bit of fun that nevertheless counts as real work. (But don't quote us on that!)
Here are all the winners in the recent BlackHat 2013 #sophospuzzle.
And, of course, an explanation of how to solve it.
The AusCERT 2013 conference has started, so the AusSHIRT 2013 #sophospuzzle is officially live.
See if you can transform the code on the T-shirt and win a prize!
(You don't have to be at the conference to enter.)
The total number of Windows passwords you can construct using eight keyboard characters is vast: one followed by 16 zeros, or near enough.
Gone in six hours.
Plus you get to heat your house at the same time.
By popular request, here is the leaderboard for the Skyfall #sophospuzzle.
The solvers are listed in speed order.
Some hints to help you solve the latest #sophospuzzle before the deadline.
If you haven't tried it yet, perhaps this will help convince you that it's solvable after all. Go on - get your virtual secret agent tuxedo on, and give it a go.
There's a new #sophospuzzle on the go!
This time, the theme is Skyfall and Bond, James Bond. You'll handle a field message from another agent, decode a data file stolen from M's computer, and unravel a secret location - all in a day's work for the world's best-dressed secret agent.
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!
Here is the full text of the #sophospuzzle from this year's AusCERT T-shirt.
Cut, paste, solve and get in the running to win a NERF gun.
Join those who are attending the AusCERT 2012 conference, and get stuck into the latest #sophospuzzle.
You don't have to be at the conference to enter and win!
By popular request, here is a video explaining how to solve the cryptographic puzzle we published on our RSA 2012 conference T-shirt...
Join in with those attending RSA 2012 and get in the running to win a NERF N-STRIKE Vulcan EBF-25.
You don't have to be at the show to enter and win!
Check out the country-by-country medal count for the 2011/2012 #sophoscrossword!
You'll also find hints (if you got stuck along the way but still want to finish under your own steam) or a full solution (if you just want the answers).
Are you working over New Year, like Sophos Support and SophosLabs?
If so, here's a bit of fun - official, educational fun! - to tide you over: a crossword puzzle with an IT theme.
Stop press:number of prizes now boosted to 30.
By popular request, here is a video explaining how to solve the Dragon Tattoo-themed puzzle we published earlier this week...
We're running a two-stage Christmas puzzle with a Dragon Tattoo flavour.
Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and you could win one of three Lego Mindstorms!