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After iOS 9 launches, Ad blockers top the App Store chart


Users lost no time in blockading their iPhones against adverts after Apple gave them the chance in the launch of iOS 9.

Would you like to buy a Replay? 60 Second Security

Catch our latest weekly video - it only takes a minute!

"Stagefright - are we in the clear now?" [Chet Chat Podcast 214]

Listen to Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast...

Apple watchOS 2 on hold (but iOS 9 on fire!)

Apple's mobile update week has gone both ways...

iTunes 12.3 brings support for two-factor authentication


If you turn on 2SV (and you should!), you'll be asked for a PIN and password when editing your account or logging in for the first time.

Google fixes an Android Lollipop lockscreen bypass bug - how bad was it?


The exploit worked by entering an extremely long string of characters into the password field while the camera is open, causing the device to crash and return to the homescreen.

Apple iOS 9 is out - with a LOT of security holes patched

As usual, we recommend updating as soon as you can, for the fixes much more than the features.

Jeb Bush says people need to stop "demonizing" the NSA


In a blog post this week laying out his cybersecurity policy proposals, US presidential candidate Jeb Bush said it's time to stop "demonizing" intelligence officials at the NSA.

Google found guilty of violating antitrust laws


Yandex - the "Google of Russia" - has prevailed in getting the country's antimonopoly watchdog agency to rule that Google has abused its dominant position in the market with Android.

Microsoft downloads Windows 10 to your computer even if you don't want it yet


Microsoft really wants people to upgrade to Windows 10. So it's downloaded the new operating system - secretly? - on Windows 7 and 8 PCs that have automatic updates turned on.

We hashed them once, we hashed them twice! 60 Second Security

Out weekly wrap-up video.

Watch (and smile!) in just 1 minute...

Android's Stagefright is back! Here’s what you need to know

Exploit code for the Stagefright vulnerability is now public.

But it's not all bad news: we explain the risk and how to avoid it...

Apple iMessage's end-to-end encryption stymies US data request


Apple recently told a US court that it couldn't turn over to law enforcement messages that were sent between iPhones via Apple's iMessage system, which uses end-to-end encryption. And the crypto-wars rage on.

Microsoft due in court over warrant for emails stored in Irish data centre


Microsoft and the Obama administration will appear in a federal appeals court today to decide whether or not companies with a presence in the US must hand over foreign-held data when presented with a valid search warrant.

Apple iOS 9 Safari opens the flood gates to ad-blocking

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Meanwhile, Chrome users got a scare when Google (inadvertently: WHEW!) disabled AdBlock in YouTube. Cue painfully long video ads.

Anatomy of a malicious email: Crooks exploiting recent Word hole

Crooks have recently been using CVE-2015-1641, a Word bug that was patched in April 2015.

We explain why you really, really want to patch!

That's "Dead PIGEON", not "Dead PARROT"! 60 Second Security

Our weekly 1-minute security video.

Forget dead's the Dead Pigeon sketch.

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.