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Live from the Virus Bulletin conference 2015 [Chet Chat podcast 216.5]

Find out what the world's threat protection experts talk about when you cloister them in a Prague hotel for three days!

Patreon crowdfunding site hacked - all it takes is one mistake...

Debugging a test version of your website with real data?

Best to have it on a test network, not the real internet!

T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian

T-Mobile customers hit by Experian breach get credit monitoring by Experian

In a bizarre twist of irony, T-Mobile customers are being offered two years of free credit monitoring from - a service owned and operated by Experian.

Are your fingerprints, email and image worth a cute fake passport?


An art installation called Sensible Data adorably weasels your privacy out from under your nose.

Millennials: your password is not a selfie and we don't want to see it


OK, OK, it's not just the youngsters. Truth be told, we're ALL pulling sticky shenanigans when it comes to sharing passwords.

Apple swiftly closes hole in iOS 9 Lock screen

You can't use the recent "ask Siri" trick to sneak past the iOS 9 Lock screen any more.

Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

Watch the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security news video...

Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Guess what? Facebook "Dislike" scams are back...

Facebook mentions "Dislike"...and back come the Dislike scams!

Don't get caught, and don't let your friends fall for it, either.

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 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.

Child abuser sextortionist hijacked victims' Facebook and email accounts


James S. Allen, sentenced to 262 months in prison, sent victims to a phishing site set disguised as a Flickr log-in site.

Who gives the best advice about password security?

Britain's GCHQ has just produced a great document about password security.

We like it, and we think you should read it...

Smartwatch sensors can be used to eavesdrop on the keys you're typing


Researchers have shown that a smartwatch's motion sensors can be used to detect what keys you're pressing with your left hand and thus guess at the words you're typing.

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

Out weekly wrap-up video.

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

Stolen storage device leads to loss of customer bank and personal data

Missing puzzle. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Thousands of Lloyds Bank customers who had insurance through Royal Sun Alliance may have had names, addresses and account numbers exposed.

US agency in charge of power grid and nukes keeps getting breached


US Department of Energy was hacked 159 times over a four-year period, putting the security of the power grid and nuclear arsenal at risk.

11 million Ashley Madison passwords cracked in 10 days

Remember how Ashley Madison did one thing right: hashed the passwords properly?

Turns out they missed a few...million.

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.