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Monday 21 December 2015
- Apple CEO Tim Cook sticks to his guns: “No encryption backdoors”
- Advent tip #21: Bought online? Watch out for bogus courier emails!
- Facebook spars with researcher who says he found “Instagram’s Million Dollar Bug”
- Woman sues Airbnb over hidden surveillance cam found in rental
- Democrats’ database bug spotlights the rise of big data in elections
- iOS banking app security: getting better, but still bad!
Tuesday 22 December 2015
- The Current State of Ransomware – a new paper from SophosLabs
- Advent tip #22: Got a new gadget for Christmas? Stop. Think. Connect.
- Facebook moves videos away from Flash, onto HTML5, for all browsers
- 3.3 million Hello Kitty fans exposed in database leak
- “Most Hated Man in America” Martin Shkreli’s Twitter feed hijacked
Wednesday 23 December 2015
- How’s this for a gift? Try our new free Sophos Home on your PCs and Macs this Christmas
- Advent tip #23: Check that Java is turned off in your browser
- Grindr being used to target and rob gay men
- Cops crush claimed karaoke copyright crooks’ conspiracy
- 1 in 4 people will be hit by a data breach by 2020 – what are you doing to secure yourself?
- Welcome to HTTP error code 451: Unavailable for legal reasons
- This family lets you control their Christmas lights over the internet
Thursday 24 December 2015
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3 comments on “Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week”
I think I am reading the Sophos posts too often.
Last night, in the midst of a very deep sleep my wife’s iPhone signaled an incoming text message.
Sound asleep, I dreamed the massage said, “I am your coach’s assistant and going through his diary, I see that he meant to send you your invoice. Since he is traveling I am sending it for him. Please click on the link to open.” Of course I was dreaming of a spoofing message containing malware.
Obviously, your messages are more impactful than you could imagine.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2016
Sophos has been protecting my home computers for years. I brought the Christmas offering on my granddaughter’s new PC.
Now my question is since I already have Sophos protection on 4 of my PC’s. can I download the Home version on these PC’s so I can use the excellent interface for Web Category Access? We want to be safe and we are not tech savvy.
Thanks for your help.
The info is here:
“Please note that this free version of Sophos Home is for private and non-commercial use, letting you protect up to ten computers per account.”
So four PCs is no problem.