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World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

Ransomware has made us all aware of the value of backups - but there are many other reasons to have a copy of your vital data in reserve!

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...

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.

New-style ransomware locks out your customers - demands money to let them log back in

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The crooks took a low-key, annoyingly simple, and hard-to-spot approach.

Change usernames like JIMMY to FKOVWH3Z7LUV, but hide the changes...for a while, anyway.

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

12 Days competition: Day 7 - Was it Gameover for CryptoLocker?

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

PayPal, prison and ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video...

The latest news presented in a fun way, all in just one minute.

Notes from SophosLabs: Ransomware with a difference - this one is a true virus!

SophosLabs recently drew our attention to some new ransomware that is both interesting and intriguing.

Unusually, this one is a true parasitic virus - it infects other files as well as scrambling them.

'Annie', 'Fury', other Sony blockbuster movies pirated after network attack

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At least five new movies have been leaked online after Sony Pictures' computer systems were attacked last week.

5 online scams to watch out for this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season is also an opportune time for cybercriminals, scam artists and conmen to gear up their activities.

Here are the top 5 online scams to watch out for...

Sophos Techknow - Dealing with Ransomware [PODCAST]

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No type of malware seems to get people's blood boiling quite as much as ransomware.

Learn how to protect yourself in this episode of our Sophos Techknow podcast series...

GATSO! Speed camera phish leads to CryptoLocker ransomware clone...

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Recently, we came across an intriguing phishing campaign that combines two feared products of the information age.

Gatsos (speed cameras) and ransomware, rolled into one attack!

Android "FBI Lock" malware - how to avoid paying the ransom

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The latest "FBI Lock" Android ransomware reported by SophosLabs follows a familiar theme.

But it has a slight sting in the tail to make it trickier to remove, so we thought we'd take you through the steps...

SSCC 153: TrueCrypt, Towelroot, Cryptowall, and spam in Canada [PODCAST]

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin present this week's edition of the regular Sophos security podcast, the "Chet Chat."

In this episode: the TrueCrypt saga continues; the Towelroot software for unlocking Androids; ransomware after CryptoLocker; and Canada's long, long, long-awaited anti-spam law.

Privacy and iOS 8, USMS blunder and Cryptowall ransomware - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

One minute of fun with a serious side...

60 Second Security - 21 June 2014

What's next for ransomware? CryptoWall picks up where CryptoLocker left off

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With many victims paying up, ransomware is a lucrative business for cybercrooks, and CryptoLocker has inspired copycats who want in on the loot.

John Zorabedian looks at ransomware that seems to be filling the void left by CryptoLocker's takedown last month...

Ransomware with a happy ending

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Fortunately, not every cybercrook in the world is a good coder.

Let's hope it stays that way...

SSCC 151 - Measuring vulns, Apple and Wi-Fi privacy, Android ransomware and more [PODCAST]

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It's our weekly security pocast!

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin dig into the latest security news for lessons we can all learn...