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SoHo routers to get hacker-style scrutiny in return for "awesome" prizes

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Buy a $50 SoHo router, plug it in, press a couple of buttons.

Bingo! A connected household! What could possibly go wrong?

If history is any guide, quite a lot...

EFF sues NSA over hoarding of zero days

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Wouldn't it be nice to know just how, exactly, the spy agency decides whether to silently exploit zero days for snooping purposes while leaving businesses and individuals in the dark with their bellies exposed? The EFF has filed a FOIA lawsuit to help find answers.

Microsoft and Adobe have 0-days, AOL breached, and we win an award! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Are two zero-days better than one? What happened to AOL's user database? And is that another award that Naked Security just won?

Find out in 60 Sec Security for 03 May 2014...

SSCC 145 - Zero-days x2, fixing Heartbleed x2, and security-by-design [PODCAST]

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An 0-day in IE and an 0-day in Flash; two approaches to fixing OpenSSL after Heartbleed; how to get a free pass to Infosec Europe 2014; and why security happens by design and not by accident!

Join Chet and Duck for another podcast in the weekly Chet Chat series...

Not to be outdone by Microsoft, Adobe announces zero-day exploit patch for Flash

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Hot on the heels of Microsoft's IE zero-day announcement comes an Adobe bulletin about a zero-day in Flash.

(No, they're *not* related, even though the current IE exploits use a Flash file to kick things off.)

Microsoft acknowledges "in the wild" Internet Explorer zero-day

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Microsoft has published a security advisory of the heart-dropping sort.

An "in the wild" exploit has been spotted that can cause RCE, or remote code execution, in Internet Explorer.

Paul Ducklin gives some tips for mitigating the risk...

SSCC 142 - Heartbleed explained, Patches assessed, Apple chastised [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck explain what you can do about the big ticket security news items of the past week.

The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.

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.

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

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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!

SSCC 140 - Does Windows have more holes than OS X? Whither messaging privacy? [PODCAST]

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How bad is the latest Microsoft Word 0-day? Does OS X really need patching less often than Windows? What does Gmail's move to HTTPS-only really mean? And if WhatsApp has privacy coded into its DNA, is it coded into its app, too?

Chet and Duck get stuck in...

SSCC 138 - Patching, zero-days, XP, APTs and CryptoLocker [PODCAST]

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Join the dynamic duo for another entertaining quarter-hour on security.

There's Patch Tuesday, the impending end of XP, Advanced Persistent Threatitis, and some astonishing statistics about CryptoLocker.

Adobe fixes critical Flash flaw

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Adobe has released an emergency update to its ubiquitous Flash Player software. The flaw is being exploited by attackers so you should update as soon as possible.

SSCC 128 - Learning from 2013 for a safer, more secure 2014 [PODCAST]

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Our weekly security podcast looks back at the big blunders of 2013 to find out what went wrong.

Let Chet and Duck help you plan for a safer and more secure 2014!

SSCC 126 - Zero-day, Bitcoins, passwords and randomness [PODCAST]

Turn bad news into good with "what you can do better" advice from Chet and Duck.

Learn from: an XP zero-day, a spate of Bitcoin "bank robberies," the outcome of a European user security survey, and yet another cryptographic blunder, this time from Drupal.

Computer Security Day, Forward secrecy, XP 0-day and YouTube spam - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?

Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!

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...

Microsoft warns Windows users of zero-day danger from booby trapped image files

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Microsoft is warning about a brand new security hole that could let criminals get control of your computer through booby-trapped image files.

Anatomy of an exploit - inside the CVE-2013-3893 Internet Explorer zero-day - Part 2

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Part Two of our examination of an IE exploit.

This is a great read if you want to get a feeling for how cybercrooks think. (Don't worry if you aren't technical: it's clear and jargon-free.)

Anatomy of an exploit - inside the CVE-2013-3893 Internet Explorer zero-day - Part 1

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The latest IE zero-day explained.

This is a great read if you want to get a feeling for how cybercrooks think.

(Don't worry if you aren't technical: we've kept the code and jargon to a minimum.)

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is out - and the answer is, "YES, they FIXED IT!"

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Microsoft's Tenth Anniversary Patch Tuesday is out, and, yes, Redmond's security gurus did patch against the recent Internet Explorer zero-day that is being exploited in the wild!

There are seven other fixes as well - Paul Ducklin has the details.