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Final countdown, CryptoLocker payout and Full Disk Encryption - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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XP is counting down - are you ready? Would you pay the CryptoLocker crooks? And should you use Full Disk Encryption?

Find out in just a minute...watch 60 Sec Security for 08 March 2014!

1 in 30 have been hit by CryptoLocker and 40% pay the ransom, says study

1 in 30 are hit by CryptoLocker, and 40% pay the ransom

An annual survey on computer security issues run by a UK university was published last week. Its stats on the prevalence of ransomware, and how many people give in to the crooks and pay the ransom, raised some eyebrows.

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

SSCC 128 - Learning from 2013 for a safer, more secure 2014 [PODCAST]

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Our weekly security podcast looks back at the big blunders of 2013 to find out what went wrong.

Let Chet and Duck help you plan for a safer and more secure 2014!

SSCC 124 - CryptoLocker continues, RIP Mavis Batey, Loyaltybuild BAD, Microsoft GOOD [PODCAST]

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Can you believe that a brand loyalty company would take two weeks to tell its loyal customers their data had been stolen? Oh, and that it wasn't encrypted, either?

What does this tell us about security? Find out in the latest episode of the Chet Chat...

US local police department pays CryptoLocker ransom

Police advice if you are hit by CryptoLocker is to take it on the chin, and not to pay up.

That's a pretty hard demand to make of anyone, and all but impossible to insist on for everybody, but you would at least expect the police themselves to follow it...

CryptoLocker urgent alert - here's how YOU can help!

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The UK's National Crime Agency has put out a CryptoLocker ransomware alert - the malware is still a huge problem, even after weeks of high profile coverage.

Here's what YOU can do to help prevent it...

CryptoLocker ransomware crooks offer "late payment penalty" option

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The crooks behind the CryptoLocker malware seem to have introduced a second chance option for victims who change their minds about paying up.

SSCC 120 - Vulnerabilities, backdoors, crypto done right, and crypto done wrong [PODCAST]

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Ah, the irony! Good crypto from the bad guys, and bad crypto from the good guys...

Chet and Duck turn the latest security news into an insightful, amusing and educational discussion in the latest episode of their two-weekly podcast.

Facebook privacy, Google ads, D-Link security, CryptoLocker ransom - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What leaves your computer standing but your data in ruins? Should Facebook teenagers be able to message the world? How can you stop Google using your photo in ads?

Find out in this week's Sophos 60 Second Security!

CryptoLocker ransomware - see how it works, learn about prevention, cleanup and recovery

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This article explains how the CryptoLocker ransomware works, including a short video showing you what it does.

The article tells you about prevention, cleanup, and recovery, and explains how to improve your security against this sort of threat in future.

Destructive malware "CryptoLocker" on the loose - here's what to do

There's a destructive malware threat on the loose that calls itself "CryptoLocker."

It's what's known as ransomware, because that's what it does: holds your files to ransom.

Paul Ducklin tells you what you need to know...

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

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

Ransomware tricks child sex abuse image addict into turning self in to cops

Ransomware tricks child sex abuse image addict into turning self in to cops

A US child abuse image collector turned himself in to police earlier this month, after ransomware hit his PC and showed messages warning him that the FBI were on to his nasty activities.

SSCC 110 - Skype "surveillance," piracy, small biz and cybersecurity awareness [PODCAST]

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For your two-weekly listening pleasure, here's the latest episode of the Chet Chat.

Chet and Duck are back, and once again in fine form...

Android malware, Liberty Reserve, CSAW, Legal ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Watch our 60 Second Security videos and arm yourself with anecdotes you can use when your friends or colleagues ask you, "Do I really need to worry about things like privacy and security?"

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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In case you missed it: Here's everything we wrote last week.

Russian ransomware takes advantage of Windows PowerShell

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What's a reasonable price to pay to get your data safely returned to you from the guys who stole it?

How about 10,000 Rubles? No?

According to the cybercriminals behind this new ransomware targeting Russians, the answer is "да".