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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.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

Catch up with the latest computer security news - it's weekly roundup time.

The worst spam senders in the whole wide world? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

From carder busts to App Store bans - the computer security week in one swift video minute!

Enjoy...

Apple bans watch apps from Apple Watch

Check out Clause 10.7 in the App Store guidelines. No watch apps allowed for the Apple Watch!

But, truth be told, you didn't buy it to tell the time, did you?

PS. T-shirt prizes up for grabs inside.

iPad crash grounds dozens of American Airlines flights

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Swapping 35-lb. kitbags full of paper for svelte tablets sounds great, until the tablets crash and there's no paper backup.

TLS certificate blunder revisited - whither China Internet Network Information Center?

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Just under three weeks ago, we wrote about a TLS certificate blunder by a Root Certificate Authority called CNNIC.

We thought we'd revisit that story today to see how the Big Four browser makers responded to the lapse...

What a lot of patches! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our weekly fun-but-serious security news video.

It only takes a minute!

Apple fixes loads of security holes in OS X, iOS, Apple TV, Safari

OS X gets a brand new photo application called, er, Photos, but the security fixes are the real reason you want these updates.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.

Enjoy...

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

"Pwn2Own" competition pops Flash, Reader and four browsers, pays out over $550K [POLL]

Pwn2Own has become something of an institution on the North American computer security conference circuit.

Come and vote in our poll to tell us what you think of security contests like this...

What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Apple issues update to recent OS X update

Looks like Apple's OS X security update from early March 2015 is in need of an update.

Security Update 2015-002 has now been augmented by re-issued bug fixes in 2015-003.

SSCC 190 - The CeBIT 2015 edition [PODCAST]

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Recorded right on the Sophos booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany.

Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!

Forget tap-and-pay, just snap-and-pay with your selfies!

Selfie. Image courtesy of 360b/Shutterstock.

Chinese e-commerce megabrand Alibaba wants to use selfies for payment processing.

"Black Box" brouhaha breaks out over brute forcing of iPhone PIN lock

A brouhaha has broken out about a "Black Box" that can brute force your iPhone PIN by trying every possible combination, from 00..00 to 99..99.

Apparently, it can even circumvent the "10 mistakes and you're finished" test. Sort of...

Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

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Here they are: the hot computer security stories of the past week, neatly laid out for you to review.