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Firefox sneaks out an "inbetweener" update, with security improvements rather than fixes

Usually, if everything goes according to plan, Firefox updates appear every six weeks.

But if needs must, Mozilla delivers in-between updates, too, and that's what has happened here, bumping Firefox from version 32.0 to 32.0.1.

SSCC 164 - Spend Bitcoins using Apple Pay? *NOW* you've got me interested! [PODCAST]

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Here's this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat for your listening pleasure.

Our weekly computer security podcast with the News You Can Use...

Firefox 32.0 fixes holes, shakes out some old SSL certs, introduces certificate pinning

Yesterday was Firefox's Fortytwosday (updates come out every 42 days, on Tuesdays, in a nod to Douglas Adams), bringing us to Firefox 32.0.

There are also two Extended Support Releases for the more conservative amongst us...

SSCC161 - What do you mean, "Trade him for Edward Snowden"? [PODCAST]

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Here's the latest Chet Chat security podcast!

Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin once again turn plain old news into advice you can use.

Apple Safari for OS X gets "click-to-own" security holes patched

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The 6th Safari security update in 10 months is out.

With fixes for 7 potential remote code execution holes, get it while it's hot...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, August 2014: RCE + ASLR bypass + EoP == patch early, patch all!

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Patch Tuesday is here again.

Paul Ducklin explains how this month's vulnerabilities can work together for harm, and why *all* the updates matter, not just the ones that ended up with a "critical" or "severe" tag...

SSCC 157 - Routers, Browsers, Zombies and Sysadmins [PODCAST]

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Here it is...this week's Chet Chat security podcast.

In this episode: fixing routers, trusting browsers, killing zombies and showing TLC to sysadmins.

It's all about trust! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Watch 60 Second Security for 19 July 2014 - it's all about trust!

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, July 2014 - Adobe fixes "Rosetta", plus a new risky file type on Windows...

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Patch Tuesday for July 2014 is just behind us in the case of Microsoft and Adobe, and just ahead of us in the case of Oracle.

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

Patch Tuesday for July 2014 - 6 bulletins, 2 RCEs, 3 EoPs and get ready to reboot

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Here's what to expect from Microsoft in the July 2014 edition of Patch Tuesday, scheduled to ship on Tuesday 08 July 2014...

SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

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Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Apple ships updates, including Snow Leopard (ONLY KIDDING!)‏

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Apple just published its latest round of updates for iOS, Apple TV, Safari and OS X, including dozens of security fixes.

OS X Snow Leopard users...we're afraid you missed out once again.

TimThumb plugin for WordPress - zero-day remote code execution hole disclosed, quickly fixed

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WordPress sites with the TimThumb image thumbnailing plugin could be taken over by attackers.

Paul Ducklin looks at what went wrong and explains how to fix the hole...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, June 2014 - both Adobe and Microsoft close "remotable" holes

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Microsoft fixed 59 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer alone this month.

Is that worryingly bad, or pleasingly good?

Paul Ducklin investigates what actually came down the chute in the June 2014 Patch Tuesday...

Patch Tuesday for June 2014 - 7 bulletins, 3 RCEs, 2 critical, and 1 funky sort of hole

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You'll be patching and rebooting everything this month.

Paul Ducklin gives you a brief overview to help you prepare.

He also explains some vulnerability terminology you might not have heard before...

Mobile malware, Gameover, CryptoLocker, and SSL/TLS holes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How long has mobile malware been around? Is it really game over for Gameover and CryptoLocker? Which cryptographic security libraries need patching?

It'll only take a minute to find out...

As one security hole closes, another one opens! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

How many years was that security hole in Linux ? How many security patches for XP? How many lock screen holes in iOS? How much do Google specs cost?

Find out in this week's 60 Second Security video...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, May 2014 - Adobe and Microsoft both patch multiple remotable holes

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Patch Tuesday updates from both Microsoft and Adobe are out.

There aren't any huge surprises this month, but both companies have critical patches for remote code execution holes...

Firefox 29 is out - it's more secure, but does it *look* better, too?

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Firefox 29 is out, in accordance with Mozilla's regular Tuesday-based 42 day update cycle.

There are numerous security fixes combined with some rather in-your-face visual changes...

Apple pushes out critical security fixes for OS X, iOS and Apple TV

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You still can't tell when you're going to get your next update from Apple, but serious security fixes do seem to be coming more frequently these days.

Like the latest round of patches, closing a raft of hackable holes in OS X, iOS and Apple TV...