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If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

Buh-bye Beebone! Law enforcement kills polymorphic virus-spreading botnet

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International law enforcement activity has taken out the botnet used by the Beebone worm - polymorphic malware that threatened thousands of computers worldwide.

Botnet? Polymorphic? Downloader? We explain ...

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.

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Microsoft's Project Spartan browser will replace Internet Explorer - but slowly

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Yes, Internet Explorer is going away, eventually. But Microsoft's admission that an unnamed browser - codenamed Project Spartan - will take over as the default browser in Windows 10 led to some premature celebrations.

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!

SSCC 189 - Hey, is that your CPU on fire? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for our weekly security podcast.

Sharp, witty and educational, as usual (if we do say so ourselves)...enjoy!

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.

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.

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]

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.

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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

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...

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.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

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Update Tuesday wrap-up, January 2015 - See? We didn't use the word "Patch"!

Like fingers and thumbs, not all updates are patches, even if all patches are updates.

So, here's the skinny on Update Tuesday...including the security patches, of course.

Windows 7: Everything new is old again

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Hard to believe, but Microsoft Windows 7 is already halfway through its useful life. If we don't want to repeat the sins of Windows XP, it is time to plan our next move.

"Dear Facebook, I DEMAND that you ignore my demands" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly security news video, for your viewing pleasure.

Fun with a serious side, in just one minute...watch now!

Microsoft discontinues Advance Notification Service, but why?

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Microsoft kicked off 2015 by discontinuing its Advance Notification Service which alerted IT professionals to fixes that would ship the following week, allowing time to prepare staff and systems.

SSCC 180 - Surely zero-days come from cybercrooks, not from Silicon Valley? [PODCAST]

Enjoy the first 2015 episode of our popular weekly security podcast.

In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!