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New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

New Microsoft tool will hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates

Mandatory updates are a promising prospect for keeping the world free of systems full of known holes, but people really do need to choose which updates get installed, and when.

If you make everybody use weaker locks, it's burglars who benefit! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Security can be fun...here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video.

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SSCC 207 - Windows 2003 R2? The train stops here! [PODCAST]

Our weekly quarter-hour podcast where we turn the latest security news into advice you can use - and have fun at the same time.

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Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!

Yet another zero-day has been dragged out of the data dump from hacked Italian security outfit Hacking Team.

Microsoft was all over this in double-quick time, so get the patch!

SSCC 206 - Who gave you permission to use my Wi-Fi? [PODCAST]

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...a quarter-hour of news turned into educational fun!

No jail for Lizard Squad member guilty of 50,700 cybercrime charges

No jail for Lizard Squad member guilty of 50,700 counts of cybercrime

The Lizard Squad spokesman Julius "zeekill" Kivimaki has been given a suspended sentence and ordered to "fight against cybercrime".

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

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

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.

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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.

SSCC 203 - What's the worst sort of service to have a password breach? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they dig into the latest security news in our regular "Chet Chat" podcast.

This week: LastPass, Facebook, Windows 10 (and not-quite-the-end of XP), Samsung, and the Android ecosystem.

WhatsApp ranked worst at protecting user data

WhatsApp, AT&T ranked worst at protecting user data

Even the one star WhatsApp got in the EFF's ranking - for publicly opposing backdoors for government spying - was inherited from Facebook.

Bing arrives better late than never to the encryption party

Bing arrives better late than never to the encryption party

Bing, the perennial web search bridesmaid is finally going to encrypt your search data by default.

SSCC 202 - They hacked the US Army? Are you SURE? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for this week's security podcast.

Apple, Microsoft, patching, hacking the army (sort of), and 49 arrests in a Europol action against bank fraudsters!

Microsoft update: new Ts, new Cs and, for some of us, fáilte go hÉireann

We just received an important email from Microsoft.

If you're a user of any of Microsoft's cloud services, you probably received one, too.

Skype can no longer be crashed with these eight characters

Skype issues fix for "http://:" bug that crashes (and recrashes!) app

Bad week for messaging apps, with Skype choking on http://: and iOS on... well, it hasn't been fixed, so let's just say "some characters!"

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.