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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!

Zero-day in Windows 8.1 disclosed by Google

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A new zero day vulnerability has been disclosed in Microsoft Windows 8.1. Who is behind releasing the attack code behind this flaw? Google.

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...

"Like fish and chips without the fish. Or the chips"... 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our 60 Second Security video.

Enjoy the week's news in just one minute...

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday fix - "Outlook can't connect to Exchange"

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Part of Patch Tuesday is now only partly available as Microsoft recalls its already-delayed Exchange 2010 update.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

12 Days competition: Day 2 - Microsoft waved goodbye to this fondly remembered ex-P

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In April 2014 Microsoft said adieu to its stalwart OS but despite seven years of warnings some weren't ready to let it go.

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

"That's not a hack..." - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video.

One week of news in one amusingly informative minute...

Microsoft "tops up" Patch Tuesday, issues delayed fix for zero-day hole in logon security

Microsoft has issued a "top up" security bulletin for a fix that didn't quite make it into the November 2014 Patch Tuesday.

The vulnerability can be used to turn any user into a domain administrator, and it's been exploited in the wild...

The worst password in the penitentiary - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

The latest news made educational and amusing...and it only takes a minute.

SSCC 173 - Lest we forget [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "Chet Chat" security podast.

Chet and Duck take on the week's news in their inimitable way...enjoy!

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, November 2014: Microsoft joins the "security hole in HTTPS" club

Here's what you need to know about the November 2014 Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft and Adobe...

SSCC 171 - Are you SURE that "1234" is a bad password? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest Chet Chat podcast for your listening pleasure...

Enjoy.

POODLEs, Sandworms and getting safe online - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The week's security news, turned into an entertaining lesson, turned into a 1-minute video.

Enjoy...

From the Labs: VBA is definitely not dead - in fact, it's undergoing a resurgence

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Our most recent detection statistics show that using Visual Basic code in malicious documents is a trend on the rise. So why have malware authors turned to Visual Basic to do their bidding?

SSCC 164 - Spend Bitcoins using Apple Pay? *NOW* you've got me interested! [PODCAST]

Here's this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat for your listening pleasure.

Our weekly computer security podcast with the News You Can Use...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, September 2014 - why even a single-bit data leak is worth fixing

Here's what you need to know about the September 2014 Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft and Adobe...

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

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Catch up with everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time...

"You're under arrest for possession of an insecure phone" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

News you can use in a format you can enjoy...all in 60 seconds!