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SSCC 177 - Will Sony's breach be the never ending story? [PODCAST]

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

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"Like fish and chips without the fish. Or the chips"... 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

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Android Lollipop 5.0.1 is out - for the select few with Lollipop, at least

Google just released Android Lollipop 5.0.1 - but some of its own devices haven't even got 5.0 yet.

No wonder third-party Android vendors so often lag behind...

12 Days competition: Day 6 - Clocking up a decade of mobile malware

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 6 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?

Wearable technology to be looked at for handling e-health data in the mainstream

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With the right security and data privacy, researchers hope doctors could remotely monitor patients' health, thereby throttling soaring medical costs.

If the government confiscates your spyware, where does it end up? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

An entertaining way to turn news into knowledge...and it only takes a minute!

Spyware app StealthGenie's CEO fined $500K, forfeits source code

StealthGenie CEO fined $500K for selling spyware, forfeits source code

In the first-ever criminal conviction concerning the federal criminal charges of advertising and selling a mobile phone spyware app, StealthGenie's CEO has been fined $500K for selling the spyware.

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?

US Senate calls Whisper in for serious questioning on user tracking

US Senate calls Whisper in for serious questioning on user tracking

Following serious allegations brought up by the Guardian, the US Senate has a few privacy-related questions it would like to ask the people in charge over at Whisper, the self-proclaimed "safest place on the internet".

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.

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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...

Apple pushes out iOS 8.1 - kills the mobile POODLE and closes some, ahem, "backdoors"

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The marquee vulnerablity fixed in iOS 8.1 is, as you might expect, POODLE.

But there are other cryptographic fixes in iOS 8.1 that are equally important...because cryptography is notoriously hard to get right first time.

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go "too far" with default encryption

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go "too far" with default encryption

FBI Director James Comey says Apple and Google go too far with default encryption settings on mobile devices, including the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Does the FBI really have a legal right to exploit encryption backdoors to pursue suspects?

Whisper CTO trashes reports that it tracks even those users who turn off geolocation

Whisper CTO trashes reports that it tracks even those users who turn off geolocation

Supposedly anonymous social media app Whisper actually tracks some users - particularly newsworthy ones - even after they've specifically opted out of geolocation, according to reports.

Mummy, my schoolbooks are spying on me! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

The wry side of the week's news, in just a minute...

Return of the Android SMS virus - self-spreading "Selfmite" worm comes back for more

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Back in June 2014, we wrote about an Android virus that worked a bit like the email worms of the early 2000s.

Well, that Android virus has made a comeback, and this variant is both pushier and more flexible than before...

Police thwarted by remote wiping of tablets and phones

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Several UK police forces are left baffled after evidence on phones and tablets has evaporated into thin air, even after suspects have been taken into custody.

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

Don't lock police out of popular consumer gadgets, lest law enforcement's efforts to nab kidnappers or child predators be stymied, the US AG said, becoming the latest of a string of government officials to speak out since Google and Apple announced they were changing encryption on their mobile operating systems.