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The "Stagefright" hole in Android - what you need to know

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Here's what you can do to deal with the much-talked-up "Stagefright" messaging vulnerability on Android

Worried about Google's Your Timeline? Here's how to disable tracking

Google tracking

Don't fancy having Google map your movements and match them up with your photos? Here's how to disable Your Timeline or turn off Location Services altogether.

Burglary suspect accidentally takes his own iPhone selfie video

Burglar selfie

He slipped in through an unlocked side door in the early morning. He grabbed an iPhone, then cast himself in a leading role in a video selfie.

Does Siri have a secret signal to summon 911?

Siri gets a lot more publicity than other voice-recognition systems.

Especially when there's a "911" consipiracy theory involved.

Another "Hacking Team" zero-day surfaces - this time in IE, not Flash!

Yet another zero-day has been dragged out of the data dump from hacked Italian security outfit Hacking Team.

Microsoft was all over this in double-quick time, so get the patch!

Apple ditches Recovery Key in new 2FA process for El Capitan and iOS 9

Apple ditches Recovery Key in new 2FA process for El Capitan, iOS 9

Apple is beta testing 2FA that cuts out Recovery Key. Good riddance!

SSCC 206 - Who gave you permission to use my Wi-Fi? [PODCAST]

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly security podcast...

...a quarter-hour of news turned into educational fun!

"Something stolen, something new" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video.

Fun with a serious side...enjoy!

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

Smartphone anti-theft "kill switch" law goes into effect in California

It requires all mobile phones sold in the state to be enabled with the anti-theft technology by default.

SSCC 205 - Update early, update often! [PODCAST]

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Join Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the Chet Chat.

News you can use...enjoy!

Facebook Messenger now lets users send money to friends

Facebook Messenger now lets US users send money to friends

Facebook has switched on person-to-person (P2P) payments for users in the US to instantly message money to friends.

Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense feature shares your Wi-Fi network with your friends

Wi-Fi. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Wi-Fi Sense, which is enabled by default, would like to share your Wi-Fi network with your Outlook.com, Skype and Facebook contacts.

Apple lets rip with update spate: OS X, iOS, Safari, iTunes, QuickTime

Apple just opened the stopcocks and released a Hoover Dam's worth of security-related updates.

Yes, there are numerous new features and products in there too, but it's the security fixes that make a compelling reason to update.

PayPal backpedals on awful robocalling policy

PayPal backpedals on awful robocalling policy

"Sorry for the confusion!" it said, promising to erase the no-opt-out, robocalling/autotexting nightmare seemingly poised to grip the US.

Dodgy app company that mined Dogecoins behind your back receives FTC penalty

The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Apple tweaks iOS 9 to stop advertisers getting our app data

iOS 9 tweak to stop advertisers from snooping into app download lists

Developers and advertisers have been eyeballing the apps we download to target-pitch their own wares. Apple are shuttering the peepshow.

SSCC 204 - You want an extension to your extension for Windows XP? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, the award-winning Chet Chat.

Enjoy!

US Navy pays millions to cling to Windows XP

US Navy pays millions to cling to Windows XP

More than a year after Microsoft pulled the plug on free support for the end-of-life'd OS, hundreds of millions of users are still clinging to the drifting ship.

Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.