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The internet of everything - bringing more risk to more places

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a ubiquitous buzz-phrase these days. The idea is that just about everything we make or use could be connected, allowing anything to be remotely controlled or monitored.

What could possibly go wrong?

Safer Internet Day: don't be an online sheep - our Top 10 Tips help you think before you act

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Today is Safer Internet Day, aimed at helping youngsters to enjoy the internet without putting themselves at risk.

So here are our Top 10 Tips. Don't be a sheep and just follow the defaults - it's OK to be different, and to think for yourself before you make choices online!

Size doesn't matter - at least, not quite as much as smartphone privacy

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A new study finds that privacy is more of a concern for smartphone users than screen size, phone brand, weight, or camera resolution.

Meanwhile, 80% of users won't download apps they don't trust. (Hurray! Let us now nag the other 20%.)

Another 5 tips to help keep you safe on Facebook

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Last month we gave you five tips to make your Facebook account safer. Here's five more tips, including how to block a person or app, how to get a one-time password to login securely from a public computer and how to stop search engines from indexing your profile.

5 tips to make your Facebook account safer

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Help better safeguard your Facebook profile with these 5 quick tips.

Australian government announces its National Cloud Computing Strategy

The Australian government has officially published its National Cloud Computing Strategy.

Sophos was involved in the committee that created this document...so we'd like to know what *you* think of it now it's out!

Cyber security in US power system suffering from reactive, self-policed rules

Cyber security in US power system suffering from reactive, self-policed rules

John Hawes argued that what's needed is carefully considered defensive strategies combined with fast responses to new, unforeseen vulnerabilities.

Sadly when government and big business intersect, pragmatism and speedy reactions are rarely in evidence.

Three wireless security myths - busted! [VIDEO]

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Last year Sophos looked at Wi-Fi security in London and Sydney and the results weren't fantastic.

So we thought it was time to make a short revision video, just in time for 2013 Cyber Security Awareness Week in New Zealand.

Apple updates Safari, gives better control over Java applets

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Apple has pushed out a Safari update to go along with this week's "Java Tuesday" fix.

It's supposed to give you finer-grained control over Java in your browser.

Paul Ducklin puts it through its paces...

SSCC 106 - US DoD and BYOD, "scanner" malware, 2FA, and browser wars revisited [PODCAST]

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For your listening pleasure, here's the latest episode in our popular "Chet Chat" series.

Senior Security Advisor Chester Wisniewski discusses the latest security news with regular guest Paul Ducklin in an entertaining and easily-digested quarter-hour podcast.

WordPress.com boosts security for bloggers with two-factor authentication

With WordPress.com powering more than 60 million websites worldwide, anything to improve the safety and security of its users is to be welcomed.

Paul Ducklin tries out the new WordPress 2FA service on his Naked Security account...

Google announces brand new web browser core, so does Mozilla

When you wait ages for a bus, and then three come along at once, it's not a coincidence: it's a side-effect of queuing and traffic lights.

But what about when three browser vendors make announcements on the same day?

10 tips to keep your kids and teens safe online

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With 86% of 7-11 year olds and 96% of 11-19 year olds communicating online it's important everyone knows how to stay safe. So here are some tips for you to pass on to youngsters to make sure they're clued up about their online safety.

Book review: Practical Malware Analysis

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Earlier this year, no starch press, sent SophosLabs an unrequested copy of the book Practical Malware Analysis: The hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software with a letter saying "If you do enjoy the book, I hope that you will consider Read more…

Facebook slapped by FTC for failing to meet security promises

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The US Federal Trade Commission has agreed its settlement with Facebook. What do you think the penalties are?

How to explain phishing to your Grandma [VIDEO]

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Have you ever had to explain phishing to your Grandma? Are you tech support for friends and family?

If so, then the Sophos Threatsaurus is just what you need. The 2012 edition is hot off the press - get it for free today!

Which browser is safest? The browser wars are back and this time you win

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The upcoming releases of Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 14 and Chrome 21 are all fighting for our attention and using security as the reason why.

Practical IT: how to manage cost-effective penetration testing

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Penetration testing is a valuable but tool but can quickly get expensive. Focusing on testing the right things in the right manner is key to getting the best bang for your buck.