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Stagefrightened Google, Samsung to push out monthly Android fixes

The aptly named Stagefright vulnerability scared them into action. Let's hope that fear shakes up all the vendors and carriers so the fixes get to us ASAP.

SSCC 210 - So many cool new Windows 10 features to opt out of! [PODCAST]

Enjoy the latest episode of our award-winning weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of entertaining education.

Interested in Mac viruses? Here's Thunderstrike 2, a.k.a. the "firmworm"

When one door closes, another one opens.

Thunderstrike, the Mac firmware hole from early in 2015, is back for its sequel, Thunderstrike 2.

Windows 10 spreads the love with updates on the side

"Windows Update Delivery Optimization" works P2P-style to speed up updates.

But it could cost you money - and it's opt-out, so be aware!

60 Sec Security - Atari, Minitel, VAX, ZX Spectrum...and Jimmy Connors! [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our funny-but-serious 1-minute weekly video.

Enjoy.

Google defies French global 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google defies French 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Google is set to defy a French data authority ruling on the global removal of right to be forgotten links.

SSCC 209 - Can encryption be too good? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly podcast that turns security news into useful advice...

Zero days! First official Windows 10 patches arrive...

Given its "rolling update" model, you might have been wondering how long after launch the first Windows 10 updates would take to arrive.

The answer? Zero days. (No hyphen.)

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 should people be given the choice to select which updates get installed, and when?

Apple puts a stop to invoice poisoning bug

Apple

The vulnerability posed "a significant risk to buyers, sellers or Apple website managers/developers".

The "Stagefright" hole in Android - what you need to know

Android. Image courtesy of Bloomua / Shutterstock.

Here's what you can do to deal with the much-talked-up "Stagefright" messaging vulnerability on Android

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

Worried about Google's Your Timeline? Here's how to disable tracking

Google tracking

Don't fancy having Google map your movements and match them up with your photos? Here's how to disable Your Timeline or turn off Location Services altogether.

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.

Enjoy!

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.

Enjoy!

Does Siri have a secret signal to summon 911?

Siri gets a lot more publicity than other voice-recognition systems.

Especially when there's a "911" consipiracy theory involved.

Google slip reveals why people exercise their "right to be forgotten"

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As data reveals only 5% of right to be forgotten requests come from high profile figures and criminals, can we say the ruling has been a success?

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!

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

Facebook's new CSO comes out swinging: "Death to Flash!" [POLL]

Facebook still uses Flash if you have it, even though it doesn't need to.

But if Facebook's new CSO has his way, that could end. Suddenly!