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Monday review - the hot 23 stories of the week

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Here they are: the hot computer security stories of the past week, neatly laid out for you to review.

Facebook faces class action lawsuit over children's online purchases

Facebook faces class-action lawsuit over children's online purchases

Facebook must defend itself against a California class action lawsuit that claims payments taken from children violate state laws.

But surely "export grade" means HIGHER quality? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our weekly security news video...

...all in just 60 seconds, as usual.

Gazon - the Android virus that SMSes everyone

The Android SMS virus "Gazon" sends itself to everyone in your contact list - including your friends, your mum...

...and your customers.

Not a good look.

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google quietly drops promised encryption by default for Android Lollipop

Google has confirmed reports: that sweet encryption-by-default it promised for Android Lollipop left a sour taste when it came to device performance.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Google flushes 61% of Android users down the security toilet

Apparently, pre-KitKat Androids, which currently account for 61% of devices out there, will no longer get web browser security fixes.

You are welcome to send in vulnerabilities, but you'd better send a patch at the same time...

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out, but some Nexus users are still stuck on KitKat

Android Lollipop 5.0.2 is out - but don't get too excited.

So far, firmware images are available for just one model in Google's Nexus family.

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...

SSCC 177 - Will Sony's breach be the never ending story? [PODCAST]

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Here's the latest episode of our regular security podcast.

Enjoy!

"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...

Android Lollipop 5.0.1 is out - for the select few with Lollipop, at least

Google just released Android Lollipop 5.0.1 - but some of its own devices haven't even got 5.0 yet.

No wonder third-party Android vendors so often lag behind...

SSCC 176 - My goodness, it seems there's been another breach [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast, for your listening pleasure.

Enjoy...

Mummy, my schoolbooks are spying on me! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video for your viewing pleasure.

The wry side of the week's news, in just a minute...

SSCC 167 - Avoiding the shock of Shellshock (and more!) [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly Chet Chat podcast!

Shellshock leads the list, of course, but Snapchat, cybersecurity awareness and the iPhone 6 all get a look in too...

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

Don't lock police out of popular consumer gadgets, lest law enforcement's efforts to nab kidnappers or child predators be stymied, the US AG said, becoming the latest of a string of government officials to speak out since Google and Apple announced they were changing encryption on their mobile operating systems.

SSCC 166.5 - Special edition from the Virus Bulletin 2014 conference [PODCAST]

Sophos security expert Chester Wisniewski was at the Virus Bulletin 2014 conference in Seattle.

In this special edition of the Chet Chat, Paul Ducklin puts Chet on the other side of the mic to find out more about both the technology and the ethics of anti-malware research.

10 security holes that cybercrooks dream about - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's episode of 60 Second Security.

Enjoy the latest security news in just one minute...

SSCC 165 - "U2 or not U2," that is the question [PODCAST]

It's Chet Chat time!

Here's this week's episode of our news-you-can-use security podcast...