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SSCC 142 - Heartbleed explained, Patches assessed, Apple chastised [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck explain what you can do about the big ticket security news items of the past week.

The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.

Patch Tuesday for April 2014 - it's Goodbye, Farewell and Amen for Windows XP

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The date's been in our diaries since 2007.

But even with seven years to prepare for it, you'll be forgiven for approaching the April 2014 Patch Tuesday with a bit of a lump in your throat.

Adieu, XP.

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!

SSCC 140 - Does Windows have more holes than OS X? Whither messaging privacy? [PODCAST]

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How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?

Chet and Duck get stuck in...

Microsoft issues alert for Word zero-day - booby-trapped RTF files already used in attacks

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Booby-trapped RTF files have been found in the wild, exploiting a zero-day hole in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft has issued an alert.

Paul Ducklin gives you four tips for long-term safety against this sort of attack...

What the RTF? Mac and Windows users at risk from boobytrapped documents

What the RTF? Mac and Windows users at risk from boobytrapped documents

Think that Patch Tuesday is irrelevant to if you don't run Windows?

Think again. Mac users advised to update their installations of Microsoft Office.

Patch now! Adobe and Microsoft push out critical security fixes

Patch now! Adobe and Microsoft push out critical security fixes

Multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe and Microsoft products revealed - make sure that your computers are properly patched.

Why is a 14-month-old patched Microsoft vulnerability still being exploited?

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While the media just looove zero-day exploits, the security industry sees a lot more exploits designed to take advantage of patched vulnerabilities. Question is why don't many of us get around to installing the patches?