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Venmo mobile payment service under fire for security carelessness

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Venmo is taking heat after a news report last week revealed security holes you could "drive a truck through," in the words of one aggrieved Venmo user whose account was drained of $2850.

Woman reunited with stolen iPhone thanks to accidental Facebook selfie post

Woman reunited with iPhone thanks to accidental Facebook selfie post

A woman and her iPhone have been happily reunited, thanks to the new owner having accidentally posted a selfie onto her Facebook page that went viral.

Uber subpoenas GitHub in search for hacker of driver database

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A breach of one of its databases in May 2014, in which the names and driver license numbers of 50,000 "driver partners" were stolen, is the latest entry on Uber's growing list privacy and security blunders.

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.

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.

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

Barclays to launch Twitter payments through Pingit mobile app

A new service from Barclays bank will allow its 'Pingit' users to send money to each other over Twitter.

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!

Apple Watch wobbles? Advanced health tracking features dropped for launch

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The rumor mill is shifting into high gear ahead of the expected April 2015 launch of the Apple Watch, and leaked details imply some setbacks - according to recent reports, Apple has dropped groundbreaking health-tracking features.

Visa asks to track your smartphone to help sniff out credit card fraud

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Visa will begin asking card holders to opt in to a new service in April 2015 that could help reduce credit card fraud - if consumers allow their smartphones to be tracked whenever they make a purchase.

SSCC 186 - Just how firm is your firmware? [PODCAST]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast - from firmware and Firefox to Project Zero and Lightning conductors.

Chet and Duck are in fine fettle as usual...enjoy!

Microsoft pulls PowerPoint-killing patch KB2920732

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The latest in a series of Microsoft patch failures rendered PowerPoint inoperable on devices running Windows RT.

News flash: hacker turns Apple's Lightning connector into a jailbreak conductor

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A French hacker says he'll soon be making modified Lightning connector cables that will give Apple iOS jailbreakers a better view inside their iDevices.

US wireless carriers now legally have to unlock our phones

US wireless carriers now *have* to unlock our phones

Are you a US mobile phone owner? Good news: you just regained your freedom to unlock your device and take it to another network.

What do you mean, "Facebook is now text only"? - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly one-minute security video.

Fun, fast...and educational.

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.

Enjoy...

The "JASBUG" Windows vulnerability - beyond the hype, what you need to know

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Struggling to understand the JASBUG flaw fixed by Microsoft in this month's Update Tuesday?

Paul Ducklin explains it clearly, with minimal jargon.

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...

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.

Enjoy!

Internet Explorer has a Cross Site Scripting zero-day bug

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Another day, another zero-day.

This time, it's Internet Explorer that is attracting the sort of publicity a browser doesn't want, with the public disclosure of an XSS bug.

The GHOST in the machine - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly one-minute security video.

Sending spam, cracking the Blackphone and the GHOST in the machine. Enjoy...