(get it in RSS or Atom)

"Stagefright - are we in the clear now?" [Chet Chat Podcast 214]

Listen to Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast...

Apple watchOS 2 on hold (but iOS 9 on fire!)

Apple's mobile update week has gone both ways...

iTunes 12.3 brings support for two-factor authentication


If you turn on 2SV (and you should!), you'll be asked for a PIN and password when editing your account or logging in for the first time.

Google fixes an Android Lollipop lockscreen bypass bug - how bad was it?


The exploit worked by entering an extremely long string of characters into the password field while the camera is open, causing the device to crash and return to the homescreen.

Apple iOS 9 is out - with a LOT of security holes patched

As usual, we recommend updating as soon as you can, for the fixes much more than the features.

Snapchat, less ghostly than ever, now lets you pay to replay snaps


The paid replay option only allows you to replay any given snap once, but that's still one more time than you might expect for an image that's supposed to "disappear" after it's viewed.

Google found guilty of violating antitrust laws


Yandex - the "Google of Russia" - has prevailed in getting the country's antimonopoly watchdog agency to rule that Google has abused its dominant position in the market with Android.

Smartwatch sensors can be used to eavesdrop on the keys you're typing


Researchers have shown that a smartwatch's motion sensors can be used to detect what keys you're pressing with your left hand and thus guess at the words you're typing.

Microsoft downloads Windows 10 to your computer even if you don't want it yet


Microsoft really wants people to upgrade to Windows 10. So it's downloaded the new operating system - secretly? - on Windows 7 and 8 PCs that have automatic updates turned on.

We hashed them once, we hashed them twice! 60 Second Security

Out weekly wrap-up video.

Watch (and smile!) in just 1 minute...

Android's Stagefright is back! Here’s what you need to know

Exploit code for the Stagefright vulnerability is now public.

But it's not all bad news: we explain the risk and how to avoid it...

US cop goes wardriving to sniff out stolen gadgets by MAC address


He rigged up a thumb drive sized-antenna that plugs into a squad car laptop’s USB port to sniff out known stolen devices.

"The breach lasted a year. Or was it two?" [Chet Chat Podcast 213]

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

A fun quarter-hour of "news you can use"...

Unnoticed Firefox attacker had access to severe vulnerabilities for over a year


An attacker with access to security-sensitive information about the Firefox web browser went unnoticed for as much as two years, putting hundreds of millions of users at risk.

That's "Dead PIGEON", not "Dead PARROT"! 60 Second Security

Our weekly 1-minute security video.

Forget dead's the Dead Pigeon sketch.

Look! A Fraud Fighting Ferret! [Chet Chat Podcast 212]

Chester Wisniewski is back from Down Under to resume our podcast series.

From fraud-fighting ferrets to a convicted "Spam King" - enjoy!

Children's apps and websites raise privacy concerns

Girl. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network say many kids' websites and apps collect and share too much personal information.

Google Chrome will block Flash from tomorrow...well, sort of

Adobe's Flash will face a double setback on 1 September 2015, when both Amazon and Google shift into "HTML5 is way better for ads" mode.

Autoplaying video of journalists' murders gives Facebook, Twitter users pause


Social media users unwillingly witnessed video of the murders of two television journalists yesterday, due to a default feature on Facebook and Twitter that plays videos automatically. Here's how to turn "autoplay" off.

Pirate sites ban Windows 10 over privacy worries


Paranoia has spiked over the notion that Microsoft plans to keep people from running software they never bought.