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SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

Tampering with US voting machine as easy as 'abcde', says Virginia report

Tampering with US voting machine as easy as 'abcde', says Virginia report

All it would take to compromise it is to sit in the parking lot with a laptop, some free tools, and a dropper full of tech smarts.

Interpol announces successful takedown of "Simda" botnet

Interpol just announced a botnet takedown that has neutralised the operation of the "Simda" malware. For now, anyway.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

Hot Lotto security director suspected of tinkering with computer to win $14.3m

Lottery balls. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

What's luckier than a four-leaf clover? Maybe a rootkit on a handy thumb drive, with access to security cameras that can be tampered with.

Buh-bye Beebone! Law enforcement kills polymorphic virus-spreading botnet

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International law enforcement activity has taken out the botnet used by the Beebone worm - polymorphic malware that threatened thousands of computers worldwide.

Botnet? Polymorphic? Downloader? We explain ...

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!

Linux Australia gets pwned, rooted, RATted and botted

Linux Australia had a bit of a nightmare Easter Weekend.

While the rest of us were loafing at the beach, the Penguinistas from Down Under were owning up to a pretty extensive cyberintrusion.

FBI warns WordPress users of ISIS threat: Patch and update now

FBI warns WordPress users of ISIS threat: Patch and update now

The FBI is advising all WordPress site owners to update and patch their installation and plugins. If you're not already doing so, now is a great time to start. We offer tips on how to get started.

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google has taken a heavy hand to ad injectors after a study revealed 34% of surveyed ads were peddling malware and 192 "deceptive Chrome extensions" were discovered.

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

Ransomware has made us all aware of the value of backups - but there are many other reasons to have a copy of your vital data in reserve!

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...

Google announces "two improvements" to Google Play app approval process

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Google recently added actual humans to the Android app approval system...

...now there's age rating and better feedback for rejected apps as well.

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

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Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.

Ransomware - should you pay?

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The big question, usually left unanswered in technical discussions of ransomware, is, "Should you pay?"

We help you make up your mind.

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!

TeslaCrypt ransomware attacks gamers - "all your files are belong to us!"

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TeslaCrypt is a new ransomware that goes above and beyond CryptoLocker in the types of files it seeks out to hold for ransom, including those related to video games.

SophosLabs dug in to find out what TeslaCrypt has in store for gamers, and everyone else.

Busted scammer resorts to death threats

Foiled tech support scammer threatens to kill his skeptical target

After the Canadian man told the crook he was a thief and a scammer, the tech support scammer said he had the man's address and would send assassins.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with the hot stories of the past week...

...and why not try out our weekly podcast and watch our 60-second video while you're about it?

But surely "export grade" means HIGHER quality? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our weekly security news video...

...all in just 60 seconds, as usual.

From the Labs: New developments in Microsoft Office malware

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Malware that arrives inside innocent-looking documents has taken a new turn recently.

Graham Chantry of SophosLabs investigates...