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Apple's "two-step" security now protects iMessage and FaceTime, too

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Apple has quietly extended its two-step verification feature to more of its ecosystem.

If you have the "Apple two-step" turned on, then the iMessage and FaceTime services are now protected by it.

More iCloud phishing: don't get sucked in

It's easy to justify checking out spams and scams, on the "better safe than sorry" principle.

Don't do it!

You just end up one click closer to catastrophe.

SSCC 183 - It's Data Privacy Day! Do something! [PODCAST]

From Apple's latest OS X and iOS updates to Data Privacy Day - listen, learn and enjoy!

Apple fixes Thunderstrike and 3 Project Zero bugs in OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite

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The latest OS X beta, version 10.10.2, is in the hands of developers and hints that users will soon be getting fixes for the devilish Thunderstrike vulnerability and 3 Project Zero bugs.

Pirate Wi-fi is IN DA HOUSE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

The latest news, presented in a way that will make you smile...and it only takes a minute.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Anatomy of a privacy leak - Apple OS X search engine in the Spotlight

You'd expect Apple's OS X search engine, Spotlight, to end up with a lot of information in its indexes.

But you wouldn't expect it to help spammers and scammers keep track of you...

Thunderstrike - new Mac "ueberrootkit" could own your Apple forever‏

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Security researcher Trammell Hudson wondered how deeply you could embed a rootkit into a Mac.

Forget hacking the kernel, or even the boot sector...what about targeting the Boot ROM chip itself?

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

Microsoft deluged with support in its email privacy battle against US government

Microsoft deluged with support in its email privacy battle against DOJ

75 amicus briefs show the industry's fierce belief that the US is overreaching in its demands to get email off an Irish server.

How have attitudes to privacy changed post-Snowden?

Survey: post-Snowden, 39% take steps to protect privacy

A recent survey reports 43% of users avoid certain websites and applications and 39% change their passwords regularly since the Snowden revelations. Is that number low, or is it an encouraging sign of growing sensitivity to privacy issues?

12 Days competition: Day 9 - This musical gift gave you too much

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Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

12 Days competition: Day 4 - This isn't the iCloud hack you're thinking of

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

SSCC 174 - Who says law enforcement isn't tackling cybercrime? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest epsiode of our weekly Chet Chat podcast, for your listening pleasure.

From a carder ring that got busted to a spamming system that ran amuck, let yourself be amused and educated at the same time...

Apple ships OS X 10.10.1 - does it fix those Wi-Fi problems?

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Reader: "So Paul, has Yosemite 10.10.1 fixed the Wi-Fi problems?"

Duck: "The answer is..."

Find out, as they say, inside.

Apple releases tool to fix vanishing iMessage issue

Apple releases Deregister iMessage tool to fix vanishing text issue

Are you an ex-iPhone owner whose iMessages have disappeared into a black hole from whence they never return? If so, Apple now has a fix for that.

Police can demand fingerprints but not passcodes to unlock phones, rules judge

Police can demand fingerprints but not passcodes to unlock phones, rules judge

Fingerprints are what you *are*, passcodes are what you *know*. Therefore the police can demand your fingerprints to unlock a phone without contravening the Fifth Amendment, according to a judge in Virginia, USA.

CurrentC gets user email addresses pickpocketed

CurrentC gets user email addresses pickpocketed

CurrentC is a competitor to Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Should we worry about it getting its fingers into our bank accounts, given the recent data breach?

POODLEs, Sandworms and getting safe online - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The week's security news, turned into an entertaining lesson, turned into a 1-minute video.

Enjoy...

SSCC 170 - Is the best time to shop at a store right after it has a breach? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski, John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they turn news into advice...