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Using WPS on your Wi-Fi router may be even more dangerous than you think

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In 2011, a researcher found that WPS was 10,000 times easier to crack than it was supposed to be.

Now, another researcher has found that cracking it may be 10,000 times easier again...

War Kitteh hunts out your unsecured Wi-Fi

Coco the wardriving cat reminds you to secure your Wi-Fi

Coco the cat was outfitted with Wi-Fi sniffing equipment in his collar, enabling him to map out 23 unique Wi-Fi hotspots, 4 of which used feeble WEP encryption, 4 of which were wide open, requiring no password. He also caught a mouse, showing him to be adroit in both analog and digital media.

Most people think public Wi-Fi is safe. Seriously?

Most people think public Wi-Fi is safe. Seriously?

Talk about dismaying numbers! In Ofcom's recent report, three quarters of the public were unconcerned about security when accessing Wi-Fi outside of their homes, and were quite happy to do *anything* on public Wi-Fi. Help us educate them, please!

Free Wi-Fi - but it'll cost you your privacy

Citizens asked to trade their privacy for free WiFi

The UK city of York is planning to roll out citywide free Wi-Fi. Correction: it's only "free" if you don't count the privacy you stand to lose.

Canadian spam, New York taxis and Brazilian passwords - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Canada goes "opt in", NYC makes a hash, and Brazil forgets its punctuation.

It's 60 Second Security for 28 June 2014!

Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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One minute of fun with a serious side...

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Has Apple killed off location analytics with this simple privacy enhancement?

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A small change in iOS 8 will make privacy advocates happy, although it's going to be a tough pill to swallow for mobile marketers.

SSCC 151 - Measuring vulns, Apple and Wi-Fi privacy, Android ransomware and more [PODCAST]

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It's our weekly security pocast!

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dig into the latest security news for lessons we can all learn...

Google drives the Street View snooping scandal up to the Supreme Court

Google drives the StreetView snooping scandal up to the Supreme Court

Google's asking the high court to rule on the legality of its past snorting of unencrypted WiFi traffic in neighborhoods around the US.

Gaping admin access holes found in SoHo routers from Linksys, Netgear and others

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For many home users, the router-slash-firewall at the edge of their network plays an vital security role.

So it is always alarming to read about sloppy programming in the firmware that ships with this sort of device...

Google in trouble for StreetView all over again, this time in Brazil

Every time we've written about the Google Wi-Spy saga, we've said, "Betcha this won't be the last of it."

Still isn't...Brazil is the latest country to put the hard word on Google.

Google loses appeal in Wi-Fi data grab case

Google loses appeal in Wi-Fi data grab case

A US appeals court has upheld a previous decision from a district court that ruled Google violated wiretap laws when it collected personal data from unencrypted Wi-Fi networks in 2010.

Android randomness, Sniffer dustbins, Unpatch Wednesday, ATM skimming - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Would you tell Google your Wi-Fi password? You probably already did...

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Are you prepared to accept a digital equivalent of locking your keys in the car forever?

Or would you prefer to have what amounts to a backdoor to your own, or worse still, to other people's, personal information?

SSCC 112 - Keyjacking, Facebook and Opera breaches, Apple's WPA passwords [PODCAST]

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Here you are! Episode #112 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast.

News, opinion, advice and research: Chet and Duck bring you their unique and entertaining combination of all four in their regular quarter-hour programme.

LinkedIn unhacked, Microsoft bounties, Java in your browser - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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It's that time again - time for this week's 60 Second Security, our fun-but serious "security news with a conscience" video series.

Give it a spin...it'll only take a minute.

Anatomy of a cryptoglitch - Apple's iOS hotspot passphrases crackable in 50 seconds

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If you use your iPhone or iPad as a Wi-Fi hotspot, don't let it generate the passphrase for you.

A posse of German computer scientists has found that Apple's iOS passphrase generator may give you less than a minute of security.

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.

Google coder behind Street View data breach named

Google coder behind Street View data breach named

The New York Times claims to have uncovered the identity of the Google software engineer who wrote the code used by Street View cars when they controversially scooped up private Wi-Fi data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.

64% of people think cloud storage is risky, but 45% still go right ahead and use it

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Sophos polled people at their InfoSec Europe booth last week to find out their views on security in the workplace. Here's what they found.