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

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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]

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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

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

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

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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?

Windows 10 will work with FIDO specs for password-free access, says Microsoft

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Microsoft has announced that its forthcoming revamp of Windows will be compliant with FIDO's current specifications for advanced authentication. Or has it?

Lizard Squad returns, claims attack on Xbox Live and Daybreak Games

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has returned, apparently disrupting Microsoft's Xbox Live service and Daybreak Games with DDoS attacks.

Microsoft pulls PowerPoint-killing patch KB2920732

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The latest in a series of Microsoft patch failures rendered PowerPoint inoperable on devices running Windows RT.

What do you mean, "Facebook is now text only"? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

Fun, fast...and educational.

SSCC 185 - "I have a number for you: Eighty Million" [PODCAST]

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Our weekly "Chet Chat" podcast is carefully prepared to fit into a quarter-hour, so it is clear and concise as well as being witty and amusing.

Enjoy...

The "JASBUG" Windows vulnerability - beyond the hype, what you need to know

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Struggling to understand the JASBUG flaw fixed by Microsoft in this month's Update Tuesday?

Paul Ducklin explains it clearly, with minimal jargon.

Update Tuesday wrap-up, February 2015 - don't let JASBUG distract you

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Be careful!

The JASBUG vulnerability in Windows is grabbing the headlines, but there are other bugs this month that could hit you harder.

Paul Ducklin explains...

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

Internet Explorer has a Cross Site Scripting zero-day bug

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Another day, another zero-day.

This time, it's Internet Explorer that is attracting the sort of publicity a browser doesn't want, with the public disclosure of an XSS bug.

Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus

Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus

Ad-buying big boys Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the content marketing platform Taboola have quietly ponied up the money to keep their ads from being blocked on Adblock Plus, the world's most popular software for blocking online advertising.