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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.

Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

Former Googler fights adblockers with adblocker blocker

Somebody formerly at Google - a somebody who was close to the enormous sucking sound of lost advertising revenues - has decided to fight the adblockers.

DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg believes the search engine can attract a growing number of privacy-conscious web users.

Apple OS X and iOS in the vulnerability spotlight - meet "CORED," also known as "XARA"

The security issue of the week has arrived in iOS and OS X, and it's attracted a funky name already.

The researchers called it XARA, but others had different ideas, and dubbed it "CORED."

As in "Apple CORED."

Google launches Android bug bounty program

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After paying out $1.5 million to security researchers last year, Google now offers cash to Android bug hunters.

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.

France orders Google to scrub search globally in right to be forgotten requests

France orders Google to scrub search globally in right to be forgotten requests

We do not care if a URL's got a .fr, a .uk or a .com glued to the end, France told Google - if a European makes a legitimate request to be forgotten in search results, make it so on all your search engines in all countries.

Authentication is all around us! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" video - catch the week's security news in just 1 minute.

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!

Feds seize man's computers in raids connected to celebrity nude photo hack

Feds seize Chicago man's computers in raids connected to Celebgate

The FBI's investigation points to a ring of thieves who used phishing and password-reset scams to crack celebrities' iCloud and email accounts and steal nude images.

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.

iOS 9 enhances two factor authentication, introduces 6-digit passcodes

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Apple announced on Monday that iOS 9 will have native two-factor authentication as well as (slightly) more secure passcodes.

You'll never need to say "I'm on a train" again - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" security news roundup video - fun with a serious side.

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!"

Android M will give app users a lot better control over their data privacy

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Android's next version will finally give users the same type of control over app permissions as iOS.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying claims

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over email spying claims

Yahoo will face a class action lawsuit for allegedly violating users' privacy by scanning email messages for targeted advertising purposes.

Yup, we really are terrible at those password recovery questions

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When we forget our passwords we’re often faced with recovery questions like "What's your favourite food?” They’re a backdoor into our accounts so they’re supposed to be both secure and memorable. They’re not.

Apple Watch lets nimble-fingered crooks use your Apple Pay

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Nimble-fingered crooks can exploit the one-second lag before Watch senses it's off a wrist and asks for a passcode.