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CarderPlanet bust, Target credit card breach, online safety for kids - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What prison sentence for the man who pioneered online carding? How many credit cards did Target lose? Does your encryption software "speak" to passers-by? How to keep your kids safe online over the holidays?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Five-minute fix: Setting up parental controls on Windows 8

Setting up parental controls on Windows 8

How to set up parental controls on Windows 8 to keep your children safer online.

Spanish Linux group runs to teacher, complains about Microsoft's Secure Boot

Spanish open source association Hispalinux, reports Reuters, has officially complained to the European Commission about the Windows 8 Secure Boot system.

Paul Ducklin gets quizzical about what happens next...

Windows RT "jailbroken", shows its Windows 8 roots

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A security researcher has discovered a way to allow any code to run on Windows RT/Surface tablets, effectively "jailbreaking" Microsoft's latest foray into mobile computing.

Did you buy a Microsoft Surface? Here come the first critical security patches

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For the first time, owners of new Microsoft Surface tablets will be applying security patches to their systems next week.

Windows 8 security overview - Safest Windows ever?

Windows 8 security overview - Safest Windows ever?

Windows 8 is now available and Microsoft is touting the entirely new user interface and app store. What security enhancements were made over Windows 7 and are these changes reason enough to upgrade?

Phishing attack promises a free version of Windows 8

Phishing attack promises a free version of Windows 8

On Friday, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to consumers.

Today, the experts at SophosLabs have intercepted a phishing attack which plays upon interest in the new operating system.

Microsoft warns of Flash vulnerability on IE 10 and Windows 8

Microsoft warns of Flash vulnerability on IE 10, Windows 8

They’re not even available yet, but Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 are already the subjects of a Microsoft Security Advisory concerning - you guessed it - Adobe Flash vulnerability.

Adobe Flash security update *is* coming to IE 10 (reportedly)

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Exploit kits typically target plug-ins, using vulnerabilities within them to infect the machine. Disabling plug-ins by default is therefore a good thing as far as keeping your system secure. But it isn't always easy...

Apache Foundation creates firestorm over user privacy choices [POLL]

Apache Foundation creates firestorm over user privacy choices

The Apache Foundation has decided to ignore user tracking preferences when surfing with Internet Explorer 10 in its market dominating web server. Read on for the controversy and the opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts.

Do Not Track: has Microsoft outwitted competitors Google and Facebook?

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With a deft side step, Microsoft appears to have outwitted opponents, like Google and Facebook, on their plans to have Do Not Track on by default in Windows 8....

Windows 8 anti-virus has a long way to go

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When testing the included unmanaged anti-virus in Windows 8 I ran across an odd quirk. It doesn't detect EICAR properly. I present my results and what to expect in this article.

SSCC 73 - Patch Tuesday, UBS, SpyEye, Twit.tv and Windows 8

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Paul Ducklin joined Chet this week from a real-life Denial of Service situation at the domestic airport in Sydney, Australia. Topics discussed include Patch Tuesday, UBS losing £2.3bn, SpyEye on Android, Twit.tv hacked and Windows 8 including anti-virus.

Will Windows 8's new interface herald full-screen scareware?

Will Windows 8's new interface herald full-screen scareware?

Could the new simplified Windows 8 interface lead to a wave of new scareware/fake anti-virus attacks?

With Microsoft's Metro interface designed for full-screen apps, the temptation for hackers may be too great.

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus - there's good and bad news

Windows 8 to have built-in anti-virus - there's good and bad news

Microsoft will ship Windows 8 with built-in anti-virus software.

Which is good news. And bad news. To find out who for, read on..