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Update Tuesday wrap-up, February 2015 - don't let JASBUG distract you

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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...

The end of the Silk Road for Dread Pirate Roberts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

Enjoy a fresh and entertaining take on the latest security news in just one minute...

SSCC 184 - What's the lifespan of a GHOST? [PODCAST]

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Our weekly security podcast - the latest news in 15 minutes, entertaining *and* educational.

Enjoy!

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.

News Flash! 3rd time unlucky! New 0-day hits Adobe's browser plug-in...

Ready to kiss goodbye to Flash in your browser yet?

Here's the 3rd zero-day in Flash since Adobe's last Patch Tuesday...

Google redesigns security warnings after 70% of Chrome users ignore them

Google redesigns security warnings after 70% of Chrome users ignore them

You can strip jargon, but in the end, the warnings that work best are those with visual throb: pick the right colors and hide the wrong choices!

Anatomy of a browser dilemma - how HSTS 'supercookies' make you choose between privacy or security

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HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is supposed to keep you more secure online, but it could be used to track you against your will.

Mark Stockley explains...

The GHOST in the machine - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly one-minute security video.

Sending spam, cracking the Blackphone and the GHOST in the machine. Enjoy...

WhatsApp Web has privacy holes that could expose user photos

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WhatsApp has just rolled out a new service called WhatsApp Web that allows users to sync the messaging app between their mobile devices and desktop, but the new web client has a couple of privacy pitfalls that indicate it's not really ready for its close-up.

The GHOST vulnerability - what you need to know

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The funkily-named bug of the week is GHOST.

Here's how it got its name, why there's a problem, and what you can do about it...

Hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots will get busted, says FCC

Hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots will get busted, says FCC

So ends Marriott's campaign to block guests' hotspots and force guests to pay for its own Wi-Fi, even though they don't threaten security.

SSCC 183 - It's Data Privacy Day! Do something! [PODCAST]

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From Apple's latest OS X and iOS updates to Data Privacy Day - listen, learn and enjoy!

Apple fixes Thunderstrike and 3 Project Zero bugs in OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite

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The latest OS X beta, version 10.10.2, is in the hands of developers and hints that users will soon be getting fixes for the devilish Thunderstrike vulnerability and 3 Project Zero bugs.

Google asked to muzzle Waze 'police-stalking' app

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US police are typically the ones to surveil, not the other way around, as Google's crowd-sourced, police-mapping traffic app is doing. Now sheriffs are asking Google to pull the plug on it.

Adobe gets second Flash zero-day patch ready 2 days early!

Good news from Adobe about CVE-2015-0311, the unpatched zero-day in Flash.

The patch is now ready via auto-update - 2 days early!

SCADA programmers? It's time for security by default! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 60-second security video.

Enjoy the news in just one minute...

How the Obamacare website healthcare.gov leaks private data

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HealthCare.gov, the US insurance exchange website that is a central component of Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act), is sending personal information on users to third parties including Facebook, Google, and web analytics companies.

Adobe issues emergency fix for Flash zero-day

Crooks are reportedly using a new Flash vulnerability called CVE-2015-0310.

Adobe has a fix already, so grab it while it's hot!

WhatsApp issues 24 hour ban for WhatsApp Plus users

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WhatsApp has started giving out day-long bans to those using a third party Android app to send and receive messages through its service.