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Not Apple's best week ever! 60 Second Security

Watch the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security news video...

Find out why this wasn't such a great week for Apple.

Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

Smartphone passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment, says US court

Passcode. Image courtesy of ymgerman / Shutterstock.

Cops can still force suspects to unlock phones with a fingerprint but passcodes are off the agenda... for now.

Microsoft Word Intruder gets down to business: Operation Pony Express

Still not convinced about patching promptly?

Gabor Szappanos of SophosLabs goes behind the scenes of a Microsoft Word based malware campaign...

What are you more afraid of - sharks or selfies?


People have died taking selfies while posing with live grenades, falling off bridges, and running with bulls. Is death by selfie really a big problem?

Night-vision goggles to be used to thwart pirating of new Bond film

Night vision goggles. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Pirates, forget the hide-it-in-the-popcorn-box trick: staff will have gadgetry on par with what 007 would get from Q.

Change this setting to stop Siri spilling your selfies!


A Siri-ous bug affecting iOS 9 could let a crook skip your passcode, and get at your photos...

...and access your contacts, and send bogus messages in your name.

Here's how to fix it.

Cyberbullying is worse than face-to-face bullying, teens say


After all, cyberbullying can happen around the clock, it's relentless, and it's driven by crowd behaviour.

Google's charging for YouTube ads it knows are from bots, researchers say


Google charges advertisers for YouTube ad views in spite of correctly spotting them as being fake views generated by bots - no human eyeballs involved - a group of European researchers have claimed.

Google's 'right to be forgotten' appeal - France says 'non!'


Google and other search engines could potentially face fines of up to 5% of their global operating costs if they do not comply.

Facebook: our cookies keep you safe from cyber terrorists!


Belgian data protection authority: You're as bad as the NSA!!!

US senator blocks proposed surveillance law opposed by Facebook and Google


Lobbying pressure from internet companies and civil liberties groups - and the resistance of one US senator - forced the Senate Intelligence Committee to withdraw legislation requiring social media companies to report "terrorist activity" to the government.

"Give us an iOS 9 zero-day and we'll give you $1 million"


The firm willing to pay for breaking into iPhones and iPads was founded by a contractor who's sold such bugs to spy agencies.

Apple's App Store hit by the XCodeGhost of malware present

Until this week, the App Store was to malware what Earth was to the Hitchhiker's Guide: "Mostly Harmless."

Not any more...

A sassy chatbot named Rose just won a big test of artificial intelligence


Rose is a 31-year-old security analyst and hacker from San Francisco, a self-described computer nerd with "quirky attitudes." She's also a bot, but she could be on her way to convincing you that she is human.

4chan sold to the man who inspired it


Founder Poole is done, done, done, and who can blame him? 4channers' response to the buyer: a new thread titled "F-you, Hiroyuki Nishimura."

Drone operator who startled police horses and baffles dogs gets fined


The videos of the first operator convicted in the UK feature dramatic music, slo-mo footage and lots of living things he could have crashed into.

Facebook lets you opt-out of targeted ads but it will still collect your data


Most websites rely upon advertising revenue to survive and Facebook is no exception. Now it wants to boost that income by delivering ads based upon information obtained from what you've liked and shared on external sites.

Guess what? Facebook "Dislike" scams are back...

Facebook mentions "Dislike"...and back come the Dislike scams!

Don't get caught, and don't let your friends fall for it, either.