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SSCC 185 - "I have a number for you: Eighty Million" [PODCAST]

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Our weekly "Chet Chat" podcast is carefully prepared to fit into a quarter-hour, so it is clear and concise as well as being witty and amusing.

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How one man could have deleted any photo album he could see on Facebook

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Facebook is probably the biggest collection of photographs ever assembled so it would be pretty bad if one man could delete every last one of them with his phone. Thankfully that's what Laxman Muthiyah thought too.

Update Tuesday wrap-up, February 2015 - don't let JASBUG distract you

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Be careful!

The JASBUG vulnerability in Windows is grabbing the headlines, but there are other bugs this month that could hit you harder.

Paul Ducklin explains...

TurboTax resumes e-filing following torrent of fraudulent tax returns

TurboTax resumes e-filing following torrent of fraudulent tax returns

TurboTax, a popular tax app, recommenced on Saturday after having taken security measures that include multifactor authentication.

3 questions you should be asking on Safer Internet Day

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Keeping safe online is a journey, not a destination.

So, instead of telling you what to do on Safer Internet Day, we're going to arm you with 3 simple questions you can ask yourself whenever you want to try something new...

"Facebook porn Trojan" - here's how NOT to get caught

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You receive a Facebook posting that offers you something saucy, you click through to the website...

...and guess what happens next?

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

US health insurer Anthem drained of 80 million records

US health insurer Anthem drained of 80 million records

Attackers have invaded a database at Anthem, the US's second largest health insurer, getting at all the personal details that comprise a veritable tool kit for identity theft.

SSCC 184 - What's the lifespan of a GHOST? [PODCAST]

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Our weekly security podcast - the latest news in 15 minutes, entertaining *and* educational.

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Google redesigns security warnings after 70% of Chrome users ignore them

Google redesigns security warnings after 70% of Chrome users ignore them

You can strip jargon, but in the end, the warnings that work best are those with visual throb: pick the right colors and hide the wrong choices!

Hackers breach password database at Atlassian's "HipChat" collaboration service

Hip software company Atlassian has had the hackers in.

It sounds as though the outcome won't be too bad, but it does remind you: choose a better password than everyone else!

Facebook to fill with (more!) kittens in Wickr's message-hiding scheme

Facebook to fill with (more!) kittens in Wickr's message-hiding scheme

Secure messaging app Wickr has launched a timed, private photo stream that lets users upload private images to Facebook, covering them with kitten images that only user-selected people can decode.

Dating site buys back 20 million hacked email addresses

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Despite the hacker putting the email addresses up for sale, the undisclosed sum is apparently not ransom, it's an "award", says hacked site Topface.

Cop who stole nude photos from arrested women's seized phones escapes jail time

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Sean Harrington pleaded no contest to felony charges related to secretly forwarding suspects' photos to his and other officers' phones.

SSCC 183 - It's Data Privacy Day! Do something! [PODCAST]

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From Apple's latest OS X and iOS updates to Data Privacy Day - listen, learn and enjoy!

Psychological profile-based security - could it work?

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Fujitsu's working on technology that can assign security countermeasures based on a user's psychological profile and risk tendencies - warning them ahead of time, before an attack can be carried out successfully.

Anonymous journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in jail

Anonymous journalist Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months in jail

Barrett Brown has been sentenced to 63 months in prison on charges related to the Stratfor hack.

SSCC 182 - What would the Pirate Party do? [PODCAST]

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This week's episode of our quarter-hour security podcast.

Entertaining as well as accurate and educational - why not give it a listen?

Leaked Minecraft usernames and passwords - a storm in a security teacup?

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The blocky online building environment is attracting press because about 1800 Minecraft credentials (worth about $27 USD each) have been leaked on Pastebin. But has there been a data breach at Minecraft?