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What's that screenshot doing on Facebook? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Facebook, ransomware and updates to updates - all in 60 seconds!

Our weekly video for 21 March 2015...

Google announces "two improvements" to Google Play app approval process

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Google recently added actual humans to the Android app approval system...

...now there's age rating and better feedback for rejected apps as well.

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target agrees to pay $10 million to settle data breach lawsuit

Target has proposed a huge $10 million settlement for victims of its 2013 data breach in which at least 70 million records were compromised.

Ransomware - should you pay?

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The big question, usually left unanswered in technical discussions of ransomware, is, "Should you pay?"

We help you make up your mind.

SSCC 190 - The CeBIT 2015 edition [PODCAST]

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Recorded right on the Sophos booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany.

Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!

TeslaCrypt ransomware attacks gamers - "all your files are belong to us!"

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TeslaCrypt is a new ransomware that goes above and beyond CryptoLocker in the types of files it seeks out to hold for ransom, including those related to video games.

SophosLabs dug in to find out what TeslaCrypt has in store for gamers, and everyone else.

Busted scammer resorts to death threats

Foiled tech support scammer threatens to kill his skeptical target

After the Canadian man told the crook he was a thief and a scammer, the tech support scammer said he had the man's address and would send assassins.

Monday review - the hot 25 stories of the week

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Catch up with the hot stories of the past week...

...and why not try out our weekly podcast and watch our 60-second video while you're about it?

But surely "export grade" means HIGHER quality? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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The latest episode of our weekly security news video...

...all in just 60 seconds, as usual.

From the Labs: New developments in Microsoft Office malware

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Malware that arrives inside innocent-looking documents has taken a new turn recently.

Graham Chantry of SophosLabs investigates...

Gazon - the Android virus that SMSes everyone

The Android SMS virus "Gazon" sends itself to everyone in your contact list - including your friends, your mum...

...and your customers.

Not a good look.

Mandarin Oriental hotel chain confirms credit card breach

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Thieves planted malware on POS systems on some US and European Mandarin Oriental hotels. Guests, restaurant and gift shop customers: check your statements!

5 mobile device risks in your business

7 Sins: Mobile Negligence

5 security risks that you need to get on top of before you let employees access corporate resources from mobile devices, and how to mitigate them.

Bought PII from the government? PLEASE DON'T LOSE IT! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly computer security roundup.

The latest news presented so you can enjoy it...in just one minute!

Europol takedown of Ramnit botnet frees 3.2 million PCs from cybercriminals' grasp

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In an international operation coordinated with multiple law enforcement and industry partners, Europol led a takedown of the infrastructure of the Ramnit botnet that infected 3.2 million Windows computers.

SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

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Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode.

John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.

$3m reward offered for alleged Gameover Zeus kingpin

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The US State Department has offered a $3m reward for the arrest or conviction of alleged Gameover Zeus admin Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.

From the Labs: more advances in Advanced Persistent Threats

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SophosLabs researcher Gabor Szappanos is back.

He presents another insightful installment in the ongoing saga of PlugX and other "malware factories" that are part of the Advanced Persistent Threat scene.

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

Co-creator of Blackshades malware used to spy on Miss Teen USA pleads guilty

Blackshades malware co-creator pleads guilty, facing 10 years in jail

Alex Yücel has pleaded guilty to his involvement with the $40 program designed to secretly remotely control victims' computers.