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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!

Jail for Russian man who distributed Citadel banking malware to thousands


Dimitry Belorossov infected 7000 computers with the notorious Citadel banking malware, which he used to steal banking credentials.

Selfies, sharks...and yet another lock screen bug [Chet Chat Podcast 216]

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Enjoy the latest episode of our weekly podcast!

Why Word "macro malware" is back, and what you can do about it...

Cybercrooks have been getting back into VBA malware, or "macro viruses," as they used to be called.

We explain why, and give you 2 tips on what to do.

Virus Bulletin Conference - what's changed in 25 years?


The discipline of computer security is barely a few decades old, yet the threats we face have already changed beyond belief. Virus Bulletin's Martijn Grooten takes a look back, and forward.

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.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

Microsoft Word Intruder gets down to business: Operation Pony Express

Still not convinced about patching promptly?

Gabor Szappanos of SophosLabs goes behind the scenes of a Microsoft Word based malware campaign...

Apple's App Store hit by the XCodeGhost of malware present

Until this week, the App Store was to malware what Earth was to the Hitchhiker's Guide: "Mostly Harmless."

Not any more...

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.

BitPay spearphished and loses $1.8 million, insurer refuses to pay


BitPay is embroiled in a legal dispute with its insurer over a commercial crime policy it says should cover $1.8m spear phishing losses.

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.

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.

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 iOS 9 Safari opens the flood gates to ad-blocking

safari mobile

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!

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!

Microsoft Word Intruder Revealed - inside a malware construction kit

What happens when cybercrooks take a leaf out of the Advanced Persistent Threatsters' book?

Gabor Szappanos of SophosLabs investigates...

This email scam targeting businesses is a billion-dollar problem, FBI warns


The FBI issued a warning last week about email scams that have cost businesses $1.2 billion in fraudulent wire transfers since 2013.

"Nigerian Prince" scams these are not...