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"Something stolen, something new" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video.

Fun with a serious side...enjoy!

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

It requires all mobile phones sold in the state to be enabled with the anti-theft technology by default.

SSCC 205 - Update early, update often! [PODCAST]

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Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the Chet Chat.

News you can use...enjoy!

Apple lets rip with update spate: OS X, iOS, Safari, iTunes, QuickTime

Apple just opened the stopcocks and released a Hoover Dam's worth of security-related updates.

Yes, there are numerous new features and products in there too, but it's the security fixes that make a compelling reason to update.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Apple tweaks iOS 9 to stop advertisers getting our app data

iOS 9 tweak to stop advertisers from snooping into app download lists

Developers and advertisers have been eyeballing the apps we download to target-pitch their own wares. Apple are shuttering the peepshow.

SSCC 204 - You want an extension to your extension for Windows XP? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the award-winning Chet Chat.

Enjoy!

Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.

"Belts and breaches" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our entertaining news-in-1-minute security roundup.

Enjoy!

WhatsApp ranked worst at protecting user data

WhatsApp, AT&T ranked worst at protecting user data

Even the one star WhatsApp got in the EFF's ranking - for publicly opposing backdoors for government spying - was inherited from Facebook.

Apple OS X and iOS in the vulnerability spotlight - meet "CORED," also known as "XARA"

The security issue of the week has arrived in iOS and OS X, and it's attracted a funky name already.

The researchers called it XARA, but others had different ideas, and dubbed it "CORED."

As in "Apple CORED."

Authentication is all around us! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" video - catch the week's security news in just 1 minute.

SSCC 202 - They hacked the US Army? Are you SURE? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for this week's security podcast.

Apple, Microsoft, patching, hacking the army (sort of), and 49 arrests in a Europol action against bank fraudsters!

Feds seize man's computers in raids connected to celebrity nude photo hack

Feds seize Chicago man's computers in raids connected to Celebgate

The FBI's investigation points to a ring of thieves who used phishing and password-reset scams to crack celebrities' iCloud and email accounts and steal nude images.

iOS 9 enhances two factor authentication, introduces 6-digit passcodes

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Apple announced on Monday that iOS 9 will have native two-factor authentication as well as (slightly) more secure passcodes.

Skype can no longer be crashed with these eight characters

Skype issues fix for "http://:" bug that crashes (and recrashes!) app

Bad week for messaging apps, with Skype choking on http://: and iOS on... well, it hasn't been fixed, so let's just say "some characters!"

Apple Watch lets nimble-fingered crooks use your Apple Pay

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Nimble-fingered crooks can exploit the one-second lag before Watch senses it's off a wrist and asks for a passcode.

Apple, Google and others urge Obama to say no to backdoors

Tech firms and cryptographers lobby the Obama administration, urging resistance to the implementation of backdoors in popular software.

Apple updates Safari on OS X, fixes critical flaws

No sooner had we reported that Microsoft will adopt a "rolling update" model for Windows 10...

...than we received notice of Apple's latest "rolling update" for its Safari browser.

Apple confirms: tattooed wrists confuse Watch

Apple confirms: dark tattoos befuddle Watch

Some dark wrist tattoos can block the Apple Watch from measuring heart rates and can then turn into a passcode-demanding pain in the wrist.