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SSCC 129 - Hypervisors, apologies, backdoors and Twitter hacks [PODCAST]

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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.

Skype's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

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Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?

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...

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

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

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed anything, here's everything we wrote in the past seven days.

German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

SophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack, hitting many German internet users today, disguised as an email from Skype with the title "Wir haben Ihre Bestellung geliefert".

Monday review - the hot 32 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Skype in hot water over failure to let French police eavesdrop

Skype in hot water over failure to let French police eavesdrop

French telecom regulators have suggested that Skype could face charges for failing to register as a telecom and do all the things that French telecoms are supposed to do - for example, let French police eavesdrop on calls...

Hacker blackmailed 350 women into stripping on their webcams, FBI says

Hacker blackmailed over 350 women into stripping on their webcams, FBI says

The FBI has arrested a 27-year-old man, who they claim hacked the accounts of Facebook users, and coerced hundreds of women into stripping while he watched via Skype.

Learn more about this case, and a history of other hackers who have spied on their victims via webcams.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

Skype users warned of serious security problem - accounts can be hijacked with ease

Skype users warned of serious security problem - accounts can be hijacked with ease

A serious security problem has been uncovered in Skype, which allows hackers to hijack accounts just by knowing users' email addresses.

Malware attack strikes, posing as Skype password change notification

Malware attack strikes, posing as Skype password change notification

If Skype users didn't have enough to worry about this week security-wise (with a worm spreading across the system), there's now another threat to warn about.

Skype worm spreads, using LOL trick to infect unwary users

Skype worm spreads, infecting unwary users who fall for LOL trick

Skype users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers.

The top four reasons users don't upgrade their software (but probably ought to)

The top four reasons users don't upgrade their software (but probably ought to)

Bet you didn't you know that it's ITUW!

That's right. It's International Technology Upgrade Week.

Don't worry - I didn't know, either. Find out more...

Skype knew about IP address security flaw since November 2010

Skype knew about IP address security glitch since November 2010

Skype learned about a security hole that reveals users' IP addresses about 18 months ago, according to the security researchers who discovered the vulnerability.

Automated Skype calls spread fake anti-virus warning [VIDEO]

Automated Skype calls spread fake anti-virus warning

Beware automated Skype calls telling you that your PC's security is not active.

Not only are the messages unsolicited spam, but you could also be the next victim of a fake anti-virus attack.

Facebook video chat - what could possibly go wrong?

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Facebook has just announced its video chat service, though it's officially named Video Calling. Presumably that gives it a bit more cachet than a mere "chat" service.

Is there anything to be worried about?

Skype protocol cracked - what happens next?

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A chap by the name of Efim Bushmanov has just published a claim that he has reverse-engineered the Skype protocol.

But how did he do it? And will the lawyers take it from here?

Microsoft buys Skype. What does that mean for security?

Microsoft to buy Skype? What would that mean for security?

Skype is to be acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billion.

What does that mean for security?

Skype for Android leaks sensitive data

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The Skype application for Android devices has been shown to insecurely store sensitive information. This information even includes private chat logs, phone numbers and addresses of your contacts.