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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!

Forget tap-and-pay, just snap-and-pay with your selfies!

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Chinese e-commerce megabrand Alibaba wants to use selfies for payment processing.

"Black Box" brouhaha breaks out over brute forcing of iPhone PIN lock

A brouhaha has broken out about a "Black Box" that can brute force your iPhone PIN by trying every possible combination, from 00..00 to 99..99.

Apparently, it can even circumvent the "10 mistakes and you're finished" test. Sort of...

Android Lollipop 5.1 brings promised anti-theft "kill switch"

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Android Lollipop 5.1 is out for some Nexus phones, and it comes with an anti-theft kill switch. Now you can use Android Device Protection to freeze your phone if it’s lost or stolen.

Apple fixes FREAK in iOS, OS X and Apple TV - and numerous other holes besides

Apple's latest security fixes are out.

The FREAK bug is now fixed, but so are numerous other holes worth patching in their own right.

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.

Gazon - the Android virus that SMSes everyone

The Android SMS virus "Gazon" sends itself to everyone in your contact list - including your friends, your mum...

...and your customers.

Not a good look.

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google has confirmed reports: that sweet encryption-by-default it promised for Android Lollipop left a sour taste when it came to device performance.

Venmo mobile payment service under fire for security carelessness

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Venmo is taking heat after a news report last week revealed security holes you could "drive a truck through," in the words of one aggrieved Venmo user whose account was drained of $2850.

Woman reunited with stolen iPhone thanks to accidental Facebook selfie post

Woman reunited with iPhone thanks to accidental Facebook selfie post

A woman and her iPhone have been happily reunited, thanks to the new owner having accidentally posted a selfie onto her Facebook page that went viral.

Uber subpoenas GitHub in search for hacker of driver database

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A breach of one of its databases in May 2014, in which the names and driver license numbers of 50,000 "driver partners" were stolen, is the latest entry on Uber's growing list privacy and security blunders.

5 mobile device risks in your business

7 Sins: Mobile Negligence

5 security risks that you need to get on top of before you let employees access corporate resources from mobile devices, and how to mitigate them.

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

A new service from Barclays bank will allow its 'Pingit' users to send money to each other over Twitter.

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

Apple Watch wobbles? Advanced health tracking features dropped for launch

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The rumor mill is shifting into high gear ahead of the expected April 2015 launch of the Apple Watch, and leaked details imply some setbacks - according to recent reports, Apple has dropped groundbreaking health-tracking features.

Visa asks to track your smartphone to help sniff out credit card fraud

Image of tourist using navigation app on mobile phone courtesy of Shutterstock.

Visa will begin asking card holders to opt in to a new service in April 2015 that could help reduce credit card fraud - if consumers allow their smartphones to be tracked whenever they make a purchase.

SSCC 186 - Just how firm is your firmware? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast - from firmware and Firefox to Project Zero and Lightning conductors.

Chet and Duck are in fine fettle as usual...enjoy!

News flash: hacker turns Apple's Lightning connector into a jailbreak conductor

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A French hacker says he'll soon be making modified Lightning connector cables that will give Apple iOS jailbreakers a better view inside their iDevices.

US wireless carriers now legally have to unlock our phones

US wireless carriers now *have* to unlock our phones

Are you a US mobile phone owner? Good news: you just regained your freedom to unlock your device and take it to another network.