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Flash malware that gives you a free security update

Malware that patches Flash for you after it's broken in?

Sadly, it's not all about you...in fact, it's not about you at all.

Notes from SophosLabs: Poisoning Google search results and getting away with it

SophosLabs researchers recently uncovered a hack being used by unscrupulous web marketers to trick Google's page ranking system.

Search engines can have their moments of gullibility, too!

"Something stolen, something new" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video.

Fun with a serious side...enjoy!

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

It requires all mobile phones sold in the state to be enabled with the anti-theft technology by default.

Mystery vandals are cutting fiber-optic cables in California - how worried should we be?

Mystery vandals are cutting fiber-optic cables in California - how worried should we be?

Somebody is cutting underground fiber-optic cables in Northern California and the FBI wants to know why. Just how vulnerable is the internet to sabotage?

SSCC 205 - Update early, update often! [PODCAST]

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Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the Chet Chat.

News you can use...enjoy!

Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense feature shares your Wi-Fi network with your friends

Wi-Fi. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Wi-Fi Sense, which is enabled by default, would like to share your Wi-Fi network with your Outlook.com, Skype and Facebook contacts.

Apple lets rip with update spate: OS X, iOS, Safari, iTunes, QuickTime

Apple just opened the stopcocks and released a Hoover Dam's worth of security-related updates.

Yes, there are numerous new features and products in there too, but it's the security fixes that make a compelling reason to update.

Dodgy app company that mined Dogecoins behind your back receives FTC penalty

The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.

BBC sets up list of news article links 'forgotten' by Google

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Search engines are now complying with right to be forgotten requests, but the new list makes the de-indexed articles easy to find through the BBC itself.

Latest Flash hole already exploited to deliver ransomware - update now!

Are you still using Flash in your browser?

If so, make sure you've got the latest update from Adobe, even though it only came out last week.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Apple tweaks iOS 9 to stop advertisers getting our app data

iOS 9 tweak to stop advertisers from snooping into app download lists

Developers and advertisers have been eyeballing the apps we download to target-pitch their own wares. Apple are shuttering the peepshow.

Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Oracle's Java, infamous in the past for bundling the Ask Toolbar as part of its install and update processes, is ditching Ask in favour of Yahoo's search engine.

SSCC 204 - You want an extension to your extension for Windows XP? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the award-winning Chet Chat.

Enjoy!

Now you can avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Avoid email sender's remorse with Gmail's 'Undo Send' feature

Wrong recipients and forgotten attachments could soon become a thing of the past with Gmail's new 'Undo Send' feature.

NOT OK, Google! Privacy advocates take on the Chromium team and win...

Privacy advocates were unsurprisingly unimpressed that Google's Chromium project silently downloaded a proprietary add-on...

...that listened to your microphone.

US Navy pays millions to cling to Windows XP

US Navy pays millions to cling to Windows XP

More than a year after Microsoft pulled the plug on free support for the end-of-life'd OS, hundreds of millions of users are still clinging to the drifting ship.

Google, John Oliver & (hopefully soon) US give revenge porn 3 swift kicks

Google, John Oliver & (hopefully soon) US give revenge porn 3 swift kicks

Google's putting up search result takedown, the US is moving toward criminalisation, and John Oliver calls culprits "malevolent gods".

Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.