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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

Apple. Image courtesy of Lester Balajadia/Shutterstock

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.

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

American Airlines. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

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...