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Microsoft Word Intruder - the malware that writes new malware for you

Malware construction kits started in the 1990s as a way of expanding the virus-writing counterculture, but now they are all about money. SophosLabs looks at MWI, the Microsoft Word Intruder...

Accused game hacker flees to Europe, says he can't afford defence

Accused game hacker flees to Europe, says he can't afford defence

The Australian, who's fled to Europe, was 17 when he allegedly took part in the heist of unreleased gaming and Apache helicopter training software.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

Catch up with the latest computer security news - it's weekly roundup time.

Microsoft age-guessing tool goes on a metadata-slurping, viral spree

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It will presumably get more accurate with time. But for now, you can see how well it does with your selfies. Or your cat's selfies. Or a snapshot of that face on your toast that sort of looks like a panda.

Man guns down computer after getting fed up with Blue Screen of Death

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A Colorado man administered what we assume to be the highly unusual remedy of lead slugs in an alley behind his homeopathy store.

If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

Update Tuesday, April 2015 - Urgent action needed over Microsoft HTTP bug

We don't usually focus on one vulnerability and say, "Do that first." But this month, we're willing to make an exception.

The Microsoft HTTP stack has a bug that could let attackers straight in with a simple HTTP request...

TLS certificate blunder revisited - whither China Internet Network Information Center?

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Just under three weeks ago, we wrote about a TLS certificate blunder by a Root Certificate Authority called CNNIC.

We thought we'd revisit that story today to see how the Big Four browser makers responded to the lapse...

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.

Enjoy...

SSCC 191 - Live in Ljubljana [PODCAST]

Chester is on the road again, this time to present at a conference in Slovenia.

So this episode of the Chet Chat comes to you from an al fresco café in downtown Ljubljana...

"Pwn2Own" competition pops Flash, Reader and four browsers, pays out over $550K [POLL]

Pwn2Own has become something of an institution on the North American computer security conference circuit.

Come and vote in our poll to tell us what you think of security contests like this...

Microsoft's Project Spartan browser will replace Internet Explorer - but slowly

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Yes, Internet Explorer is going away, eventually. But Microsoft's admission that an unnamed browser - codenamed Project Spartan - will take over as the default browser in Windows 10 led to some premature celebrations.

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!

Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

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Here they are: the hot computer security stories of the past week, neatly laid out for you to review.

Reboot loop! Microsoft update to fix an old update ends up breaking a new update...

O! What a tangled web we weave!

Microsoft reissued a broken update from back in October 2014...and promptly broke a new update from March 2015.

SSCC 189 - Hey, is that your CPU on fire? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our weekly security podcast.

Sharp, witty and educational, as usual (if we do say so ourselves)...enjoy!

Update Tuesday wrap-up, March 2015 - FREAK fixed fast, and lots more from Microsoft

Adobe published no bulletins for March 2015, so this one is all about Microsoft...

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?