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.
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?
For your two-weekly listening pleasure, here's the latest episode of the Chet Chat.
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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".
It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.
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...
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.
A serious security problem has been uncovered in Skype, which allows hackers to hijack accounts just by knowing users' email addresses.
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 users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers.
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 learned about a security hole that reveals users' IP addresses about 18 months ago, according to the security researchers who discovered the vulnerability.
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.
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?
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.