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SSCC 141 - Adobe revisited, MS-DOS, Word, XP, Snapchat and backup [PODCAST]


Chet and Duck get together once again to look at the week's news with their usual blend of humor, insight and informed intensity....

Take a listen to the latest episode of our weekly quarter-hour podcast!

Bitcoin, Snapchat and XP as you've never heard them before - special coverage for April the First!


Instead of doing an April Fool, we've gone for some April Fun.

We took three recent computer security stories, and turned them into poems!

Word zero-day, Snapchat blasted, MS-DOS released - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


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!

Senator says Snapchat 'hiding something' by skipping data breach hearing

Senator says Snapchat 'hiding something' by skipping data breach hearing

Snapchat has drawn fire from US Senator Jay Rockefeller, the powerful chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Technology, and Transportation, for refusing to testify in a hearing on data breaches.

Snapchat, Yahoo, Mavericks and T-shirts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How long does it take a trendy cloud company to apologise? Do you really need HTTPS for webmail? OS X Mavericks - should you stay or should you go? And who won our crossword competition?

60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.

Snapchat blurts out the S-word


Team Snapchat, as it calls itself, has finally used the S-word in connection with the 4,600,000 phone numbers plundered from its databases last week.

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


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.

Snapchat praises itself over giant phone number carelessness


On New Year's Day we wrote about a giant phone number leak from controversial photosharing site Snapchat.

The company has officially commented now...just don't expect the word "Sorry."

Attack dismissed as "theoretical" by Snapchat used to plunder 4.6 million phone numbers


Controversial photosharing site Snapchat is back in the news again, opening the New Year as the victim of a data breach.

Hackers have turned an attack dubbed "theoretical" by Snapchat into a reality, stealing 4.6 million phone numbers along the way.

OpenSSL bug, DDoS bust, Snapchat SNAFU and a free Threatsaurus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Can a bug ever be good? What's the prison sentence for DDoS criminality? How well does Snapchat protect your data? What's a Threatsaurus, and why do you want one?

Watch and find out!

Privacy lenses pointed at Snapchat for making phone number searches too easy


Security researchers claim that Snapchat, the controversial selfie-sharing picture site, is far too liberal with the phone numbers of its users.

*If* those users are genuine - the researchers also found they could register bogus users as easily as they could look real ones up...

Snapchat turns its nose up at Facebook's $3 billion offer

Snapchat turns its nose up at Facebook's $3 billion offer

Snapchat has reportedly thumbed its nose at Facebook's $3 billion, all-cash offer. The WSJ says Facebook's just one of many eager suitors currently wooing the supposedly-disappearing-photo service (a claim that at least one researcher has disproved), and it's not even the most generous.

Snapchat admits sharing images with US law enforcement

Snapchat admits sharing images with US law enforcement

On Monday, Snapchat admitted in a blog post that it will, and already has, handed photos over to US law enforcement agencies, with the possibility of images being seen before Snapchat recipients.

Is this Snapchat clone really an end to your embarrassing Facebook photos?

Snapchat and Secret li

Snapchat-alike promises to control who sees your truly embarrassing Facebook photos and for how long. What could possibly go wrong?

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

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

Snapchat images that have "disappeared forever" stay right on your phone...


Snapchat claims to let you share even "ugly selfies" because once they're viewed they "disappear forever."

US-based computer forensics geek Richard Hickman thought he'd find out how true that claim was...

Snapchat sexting spam - how to stop messages from Honey Crush 9 and her friends

Snapchat sexting spam - did you get a message from Honey Crush 9?

Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.

Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 20 stories of the week

It's weekly roundup time - here's everything we published in the last seven days.

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Millions of teenagers have adopted a smartphone app which has been touted as a way of safely "sexting" and sharing photos.

But is it really a safe way to share intimate photographs of yourself?