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Fancy a free upgrade from XP to Windows 8.1? Here's how...

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Don't get too excited.

If you're one of those XP users who thinks that Microsoft should support you forever, for nothing, this isn't for you.

But there *are* free Windows licences up for grabs.

Patch Tuesday for April 2014 - it's Goodbye, Farewell and Amen for Windows XP

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The date's been in our diaries since 2007.

But even with seven years to prepare for it, you'll be forgiven for approaching the April 2014 Patch Tuesday with a bit of a lump in your throat.

Adieu, XP.

42 days to go for XP - 8 tips if you aren't going to make it

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A. 42.

Q. How many days left in Windows XP?

Browsers pwned, Korean megabreach, hackers phoiled, and Chet Chat turns 4! [VIDEO]

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Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?

Find out in 60 Second Security...

The Final Countdown - Windows XP end of support popup has started

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Microsoft has announced that from Saturday 08 March 2014, Windows XP will openly start talking itself out of a job on your PC.

Watch out for unsolicited invitations to help you install the latest version of Windows in its place...

SSCC 134 - Patching, foisting, hacking and obfuscating [PODCAST]

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Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.

Join the dynamic duo as they turn the latest news into a quarter-hour podcast that is informative, entertaining and educational.

Microsoft warns of zero-day XP kernel bug being exploited in the wild

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Microsoft has gone public to warn about a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows XP kernel.

Full details are still to be released, as it isn't patched yet, but here's what we know so far...

SSCC 122 - Facebook hoax, Microsoft 0-day, Android hole and Firefox going forward [PODCAST]

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What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.

Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...

4 free tools for Cyber Security Awareness Month - and beyond!

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It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so we've been urging you to get more serious about security.

A number of you have replied, "Where do I start? What should I do?"

Here are 4 free tools to help you on your way...

Windows Picture Passwords - are they really as "easily crackable" as everyone's saying?

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Following a USENIX paper about the security of Windows Picture Passwords, you may have read that they are "easily crackable."

Paul Ducklin wondered about that, and tried to come up with a balanced view...

July 2013 Patch Tuesday - Windows, IE, Flash, Shockwave and ColdFusion

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Microsoft fixed 34 vulnerabilities in products ranging from Windows, Internet Explorer and .NET to Lync, Visual Studio and Silverlight. Not to be left behind, Adobe launched fixes for Flash, Shockwave and Cold Fusion. Settle into your air-conditioned server rooms and start testing!

Far-reaching fixes for Patch Tuesday - Server Core 2012, IE 10, Lync 2013 all in firing line

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Six out of Microsoft's seven pre-announced Patch Tuesday updates are deemed critical.

Even Server Core 2012 will need patching and rebooting...

Microsoft fixes 9 flaws, Adobe 3 in April's Tuesday update

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As expected Microsoft released seven important and two critical fixes for Windows, Internet Explorer and other Microsoft products. Adobe followed suite releasing fixes for ColdFusion, Flash and Shockwave. Patch now!

Anatomy of a bug - "Battlefield: Play4Free" hole allows dodgy updates to go unnoticed

A pair of Maltese vulnerability researchers have found a security hole in Battlefield: Play4Free from digital games giant EA.

The vulnerability abuses the fact that different versions of Windows deal differently with erroneous input to the function used to start new processes.

No patch yet for Adobe PDF exploits - Adobe suggests a workaround; Mac and Linux users need not apply

No patch yet for Adobe PDF exploits - Adobe suggests a workaround, but Mac users need not apply

Adobe issues advice on how to mitigate the latest exploits against its PDF Reader software.

For Windows users, anyway. Mac and Linux fans are still out in the cold.

Monday review - the hot 27 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Just in case you missed any of our stories last week, here's a little recap.

Microsoft and Adobe issue first Patch Tuesday of 2013

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The first Patch Tuesday of 2013 is here and there are plenty of important fixes to download including two critical Windows flaws and critical updates to Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - there's even a patch for your Mac!

Microsoft Patch Tuesday - there's even a patch for your Mac!

Patch Tuesday has come around again.

The fixes cover Internet Explorer, Excel (on Windows and Mac), the kernel itself, and more.

Here's advice on the what, the why and the where...

Whodunnit? Conflicting accounts on ARAMCO hack underscore difficulty of attribution

Whodunnit? Conflicting accounts on ARAMCO hack underscore difficulty of attribution

A recent report suggests that the devastating cyber attack that wiped out thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Arabia's national oil company was the work of a lone hacker - days after the US Secretary of Defense cited it as an example of a state sponsored attack.

What do we really know?

Patch Tuesday for October 2012

Patch Tuesday for October 2012

Microsoft released seven bulletins for the October 2012 Patch Tuesday addressing flaws in Windows, Office, SQL Server, Sharepoint, Groove, Communicator, Lync and Works.