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Next version of the web will have resistance to surveillance at its core

Surveillance

The Internet Engineering Task Force is planning changes to the fundamental protocol that powers the web to make it more resistant to surveillance.

Microsoft issues emergency out-of-band patch for ASP.Net

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Microsoft has responded to news of a serious security vulnerability in the way that ASP.Net web applications are secured by issuing an emergency patch. And you know that if a problem is serious enough for Microsoft decides to release a Read more…

Google Instant - reaching further into your subconscious?

Guest blog: Google Instant - reaching further into your subconscious?

Rich Baldry looks after some of our web protection products here at Sophos, and he's been thinking about some of the possible implications of Google Instant. Over to you Rich.. So, Google has announced Google Instant - a new enhancement Read more…

TechCrunch Europe warns readers to scan their PCs for malware

TechCrunch Europe warns readers to scan their PCs for malware

At the start of this week I posted a warning on this blog that the TechCrunch Europe website had fallen victim to a hacking attack, and was spreading malware to its readers. At the time I was concerned that the Read more…

TechCrunch Europe serves up malware attack

TechCrunch Europe serves up malware attack

Updated The European website of TechCrunch (eu.techcrunch.com), one of the world's most popular blogs, appears to have fallen victim to hackers, who have planted a malicious script on their site, designed to infect unsuspecting visitors. TechCrunch Europe posted a message Read more…

Don't panic! The ragtime jazz virus hasn't infected Gmail

Don't panic! The ragtime jazz virus hasn't infected Gmail

Gmail users who run Google Chrome are up in arms today following the launch of the new Gmail priority inbox service. Not because the feature doesn't work for internet users who've chosen the Chrome browser to access their email, but Read more…

Educating the masses about internet security

Guest blog: Educating the masses about internet security

Chris Pace from Sophos's sales engineering department has sneaked his way onto my blog to mention a couple of free tools we've made available to help educate your workforce about online security threats. Tell us all about it Chris.. Have Read more…

UK Government: We're sticking with Internet Explorer 6

UK Government: We're sticking with Internet Explorer 6

Gulp. At the end of last week, along with thousands of other Brits, I received an email from the UK Government telling me that they had responded to a petition I had signed urging the Prime Minister to encourage government Read more…

Mozilla pulls password-sniffing Firefox add-on

Mozilla pulls password-sniffing Firefox add-on

Mozilla has issued a warning that a Firefox add-on available from the official Mozilla Add-Ons website was secretly sending users' stolen passwords to a remote location. "Mozilla Sniffer" was uploaded to the Firefox add-on site on June 6th, but was Read more…

Guest blog: Musings on Obama's 'kill-switch for the internet'

Guest blog: Musings on Obama's 'kill-switch for the internet'

Guest blogger Carole Theriault, a senior security consultant at Sophos, ruminates on the big red switch that President Obama might want installed in the Oval Office. Over to you Carole... Proposed US legislation, now approved by the US Senate committee, Read more…

Taking your protection with you with Live URL filtering

Guest blog: Taking your protection with you

Rich Baldry, a product manager based in our Vancouver offices, discusses an exciting new security feature that will benefit everybody who browses the web away from their office. Over to you Rich.. The Winter Olympics may have been and gone, Read more…

iPad owners' email addresses exposed: let's stay calm

iPad owners' email addresses exposed: let's stay calm

One of the hottest security news story today revolves around the news that a weakness on AT&T's website allowed outsiders to grab the email addresses of early adopters of the Apple iPad - at least those who had chosen to Read more…

Twitter suffering from 'too many tweets'

Twitter suffering from 'too many tweets'

Updated Yesterday, Twitter's COO reported that the site receives 190 million visitors each day, with 65 million Tweets being posted every day. That's pretty impressive - so well done to Twitter. However, with rather unfortunate timing the Twitter website appears Read more…

A swarm of Safari security holes: Mac and Windows users told to update

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Whether you own a Windows or Mac OS X computer, if you're a user of Apple's Safari browser, it's time to update your computer against a swarm of security vulnerabilities. With the attention of most Apple devotees diverted this week Read more…

Second man jailed for Scientology DDoS attack

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Even if you don't like someone (or a particular organisation) that's not a reason to commit a criminal act. In January 2008, a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) struck websites websites belonging to the highly controversial Scientology organisation - flooding them Read more…

Don't panic! The Pacman virus hasn't infected Google

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Those hoopy froods at Google are having some fun today - they've changed their Google logo to a playable version of the legendary Pacman game, which apparently is celebrating its 30th birthday. (Notice how they've even cutely changed one of Read more…

Daily Telegraph website hit by Canadian Pharmacy spammers

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Spammers have created their own blogs on the website of one of the UK's leading newspapers, and stuffed them with adverts to purchase drugs from Canadian Pharmacy stores. A post by blogger Paul Carpenter, an SEO consultant, brought my attention Read more…

Out-of-date plugins for Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari? Mozilla can help

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The folks at Mozilla, makers of the popular Firefox browser, have introduced a free service that checks for known buggy or insecure versions of plugins for Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera and Safari. Plugins are the tiny micro-apps that augment your Read more…

Guest blog: Google Chrome, paint splats and Mac romance

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Guest blogger Carole Theriault has wrestled control of the Clu-blog away from me for a few minutes to let off some steam. Over to you Carole... I am having a bad day today. And it is only early afternoon. Gaaawwwwd. Read more…

Splunk warns that it exposed users' passwords

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Splunk, a utility that allows IT administrators to search and analyse their organisation's log files, has issued a warning to some of its users that their passwords were exposed by accident. I wasn't able to find mention of the incident Read more…