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Apple swiftly closes hole in iOS 9 Lock screen

You can't use the recent "ask Siri" trick to sneak past the iOS 9 Lock screen any more.

Selfies, sharks...and yet another lock screen bug [Chet Chat Podcast 216]

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

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Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

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Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

Smartphone passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment, says US court

Passcode. Image courtesy of ymgerman / Shutterstock.

Cops can still force suspects to unlock phones with a fingerprint but passcodes are off the agenda... for now.

What are you more afraid of - sharks or selfies?


People have died taking selfies while posing with live grenades, falling off bridges, and running with bulls. Is death by selfie really a big problem?

Change this setting to stop Siri spilling your selfies!


A Siri-ous bug affecting iOS 9 could let a crook skip your passcode, and get at your photos...

...and access your contacts, and send bogus messages in your name.

Here's how to fix it.

Cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying, teens say


After all, cyberbullying can happen around the clock, it's relentless, and it's driven by crowd behaviour.

Apple's App Store hit by the XCodeGhost of malware present

Until this week, the App Store was to malware what Earth was to the Hitchhiker's Guide: "Mostly Harmless."

Not any more...

After iOS 9 launches, Ad blockers top the App Store chart


Users lost no time in blockading their iPhones against adverts after Apple gave them the chance in the launch of iOS 9.

Sexting teens banned from using their phones for a year


The two teens accused of sexually exploiting themselves have copped pleas and agreed not to own one of the devil's gadgets that got them into trouble.

Would you like to buy a Replay? 60 Second Security

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"Stagefright - are we in the clear now?" [Chet Chat Podcast 214]

Listen to Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast...

Apple watchOS 2 on hold (but iOS 9 on fire!)

Apple's mobile update week has gone both ways...

iTunes 12.3 brings support for two-factor authentication


If you turn on 2SV (and you should!), you'll be asked for a PIN and password when editing your account or logging in for the first time.

Google fixes an Android Lollipop lockscreen bypass bug - how bad was it?


The exploit worked by entering an extremely long string of characters into the password field while the camera is open, causing the device to crash and return to the homescreen.

Apple iOS 9 is out - with a LOT of security holes patched

As usual, we recommend updating as soon as you can, for the fixes much more than the features.

Snapchat, less ghostly than ever, now lets you pay to replay snaps


The paid replay option only allows you to replay any given snap once, but that's still one more time than you might expect for an image that's supposed to "disappear" after it's viewed.

Google found guilty of violating antitrust laws


Yandex - the "Google of Russia" - has prevailed in getting the country's antimonopoly watchdog agency to rule that Google has abused its dominant position in the market with Android.

Smartwatch sensors can be used to eavesdrop on the keys you're typing


Researchers have shown that a smartwatch's motion sensors can be used to detect what keys you're pressing with your left hand and thus guess at the words you're typing.