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Look! A Fraud Fighting Ferret! [Chet Chat Podcast 212]

Chester Wisniewski is back from Down Under to resume our podcast series.

From fraud-fighting ferrets to a convicted "Spam King" - enjoy!

Google accused of rigging search results by India's competition cops


"Yep, Google's a search bully," agree Facebook, Nokia's maps division,, Flipkart and several other companies.

Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow...well, sort of

Adobe's Flash will face a double setback on 1 September 2015, when both Amazon and Google shift into "HTML5 is way better for ads" mode.

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

New research studying how people create lockscreen patterns suggests that they aren't a secure alternative to passcodes at all.

Google ordered to remove links to 'right to be forgotten' removal stories


The UK Information Commissioner's Office has ordered Google to remove search result links to news stories about right to be forgotten link removals.

Google customers lose data after lightning strikes


Four lightning strikes hit the grid powering a data center in Belgium, triggering the data equivalent of coughing, sputtering and fainting.

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it harder to catch "evildoers"

Jeb Bush: encryption makes it too hard to catch "evildoers"

Republican US presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that encryption makes it harder for the NSA to do its job, and advocated for broad NSA surveillance powers to catch "evildoers."

Google's Android "Admin" security hole - time to patch!

"Google Admin" is an Android security app for Super Adminstrators of the Google for Work tools.

But it had a security hole...

8chan back after Google banned entire domain for child abuse imagery


Its founder says the ban was unfair, given that both 8chan and Google take down content using matching hashes after it's posted, not before.

Avoid that cyberflash - 60 Second Security

Here's our weekly 1-minute video: Android, Adobe and Apple's AirDrop all get a look in this time.

Cybersquatter frenzy as Google becomes Alphabet without owning


Google's big announcement this Monday that it was creating a new holding company called Alphabet took the business world by surprise, and cybersquatters have moved in to exploit confusion about the Alphabet domain name and website.

A virus on a *Mac*? Is NOTHING sacred? [Chet Chat Podcast 211]

The latest episode of our weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of news with attitude! Enjoy.

Update Tuesday, Firefox's zero-day, more Android bugginess, a firmware virus for your Mac ...and a tax fraudster busted.

Adobe and PageFair claim ad blockers will cost business $22 billion in 2015


The rapid growth of people using ad blockers is costly to publishers and advertisers - and the trend looks to only grow worse for website owners as ad blocking comes to mobile devices.

Another Android hole: "OCtoRuTA" - One (Java) Class to Rule Them All

Yet another large-scale vulnerability has been revealed in Android.

This one lets an otherwise innocent-looking app go rogue, and enjoy privileges normally limited to the trusted parts of Android.

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter join forces to combat child abuse imagery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation in a bid to remove potentially millions of child sexual abuse imagery from the web.

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

YouTube has thousands of videos on stealing images and spreading malware, along with examples of stolen streams from "slave" devices.

Is Stagefright over yet? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

SSCC 210.5 - Live at BlackHat USA 2015 [PODCAST]


We went to Vegas so you didn't have to...

Paul Ducklin catches up with Chester Wisniewski on the Sophos booth at Black Hat USA 2015.

Stagefrightened Google, Samsung to push out monthly Android fixes

The aptly named Stagefright vulnerability scared them into action. Let's hope that fear shakes up all the vendors and carriers so the fixes get to us ASAP.

60 Sec Security - Atari, Minitel, VAX, ZX Spectrum...and Jimmy Connors! [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our funny-but-serious 1-minute weekly video.