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Stagefrightened Google, Samsung to push out monthly Android fixes

The aptly named Stagefright vulnerability scared them into action. Let's hope that fear shakes up all the vendors and carriers so the fixes get to us ASAP.

How your battery life could be used as an undeletable cookie

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Researchers have discovered that unscrupulous websites could use your laptop's battery as a short-lived super cookie.

Interested in Mac viruses? Here's Thunderstrike 2, a.k.a. the "firmworm"

When one door closes, another one opens.

Thunderstrike, the Mac firmware hole from early in 2015, is back for its sequel, Thunderstrike 2.

Windows 10 spreads the love with updates on the side

"Windows Update Delivery Optimization" works P2P-style to speed up updates.

But it could cost you money - and it's opt-out, so be aware!

60 Sec Security - Atari, Minitel, VAX, ZX Spectrum...and Jimmy Connors! [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our funny-but-serious 1-minute weekly video.

Enjoy.

SSCC 209 - Can encryption be too good? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly podcast that turns security news into useful advice...

Websites can track us by the way we type - here's how to stop it

Keyboard. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Researchers have come up with a new Chrome extension that muffles our key-press duration and typing lags.

Malware on Linux - When Penguins Attack

If you really want to fan the flames of controversy, ask the question, "What about malware on Linux?"

We asked...here's what we found out.

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

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

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.

If you make everybody use weaker locks, it's burglars who benefit! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Security can be fun...here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video.

Enjoy!

SSCC 207 - Windows 2003 R2? The train stops here! [PODCAST]

Our weekly quarter-hour podcast where we turn the latest security news into advice you can use - and have fun at the same time.

Enjoy!

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!

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

Did Firefox listen to Facebook and just kill Flash? (No, but there's another patch!)

Facebook's new CSO comes out swinging: "Death to Flash!" [POLL]

Facebook still uses Flash if you have it, even though it doesn't need to.

But if Facebook's new CSO has his way, that could end. Suddenly!

Is that a Flash 0-day hole I see before me? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Patches, hacking and keeping your head down online: our weekly 1-minute fun news video that's educational, too!

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!