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SSCC 210 - So many cool new Windows 10 features to opt out of! [PODCAST]

Enjoy the latest episode of our award-winning weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of entertaining education.

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

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


Who killed Proxyham?

Who killed Proxyham?

The new and cheap anonymizing device, Proxyham, has been axed and its DEF CON talk cancelled. Was the firm hit with a gag order, or was it just hype to begin with?

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN'

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But that doesn't necessarily mean "private" as in privacy.

Paul Ducklin helps you understand the various levels of 'P' in 'VPN.'

Can you trust Tor's exit nodes?

Can you trust Tor's exit nodes?

Tor is the encrypted, anonymous way to browse the web that keeps you safe from prying eyes, right? Well, maybe not. Researcher Chloe created a honeypot website and dared Tor's exit node operators to steal the password. Sixteen of them did.

SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

Sophos expert John Shier sits in for regular presenter Chester Wisniewski in this episode.

John and Paul Ducklin dissect the latest security issues, which were dominated this week by some thorny matters of cryptography.

The Big Data picture - just how anonymous are "anonymous" records?


You know those "anonymous surveys" you may have filled in?

They don't tell anyone it was you.

Or do they?

SSCC 173 - Lest we forget [PODCAST]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "Chet Chat" security podast.

Chet and Duck take on the week's news in their inimitable way...enjoy!

Panopticlick reveals the cookie you can't delete

Panopticlick reveals the cookie you can't delete

You know about cookies, and how to delete them, but what if there was a cookie you couldn't delete, and what if the steps you took to guard your privacy made you easier to track? The EFF's Panopticlick tool determines how easy you are to identify based on your web browser's 'fingerprint'.

Goodbye pseudonyms! Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

Android app store reviews will now show your Google+ name and picture

No more pseudonymous reviews on Google Play - from now on, any feedback you leave on Android apps will be accompanied by your name and photograph.

The problem with Anonymous.. it doesn't know who it is


If your movement has no defined leadership, no structure, no way for people to officially become members.. how can it define what's done in the name of the movement and what isn't?

Anonymity can have its drawbacks.

Basic error puts anonymous bloggers at risk


In a recent experiment writer Andy Baio was able to uncover the identities of seven anonymous bloggers from a random sample of 50 in under 30 minutes; all thanks to a simple mistake they'd made in setting up their websites.

Google+ misses an opportunity - Privacy is an important part of openness


Google has created a furor online over the use of pseudonyms on their new social networking service, Google+. Is privacy a key component in providing safe and secure public spaces?

Tom Tom sounds the privacy drum - road safety or no road safety!

Tom Tom sounds the privacy drum - road safety or no road safety!

Dutch GPS and navigation software giant, Tom Tom, recently took what I consider to be a small privacy step for the company, but a giant privacy step for mankind.

Is this the start of something new?