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SSCC 187 - The cryptography edition [PODCAST]

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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.

What's SUPER and helps you to PHISH, sorry, FISH? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly news roundup - from Superfish to Super Spectacles.

It's amusing, informative, and only takes a minute - enjoy!

SSCC 185 - "I have a number for you: Eighty Million" [PODCAST]

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Our weekly "Chet Chat" podcast is carefully prepared to fit into a quarter-hour, so it is clear and concise as well as being witty and amusing.

Enjoy...

More iCloud phishing: don't get sucked in

It's easy to justify checking out spams and scams, on the "better safe than sorry" principle.

Don't do it!

You just end up one click closer to catastrophe.

Beyond "fake invoice" scams - crooks can get money out of real invoices, too!

If I told you to change your record of a supplier's bank account so I got all the payments, would you do so?

1000s of companies did, and didn't spot the misdirected payments until an average of $100,000 had gone west...

FBI offers $1 million reward for anybody who can help catch online car scam fugitive

FBI offers $1M reward for anybody who can help catch online car scam fugitive

The alleged kingpin behind a multimillion-dollar online car selling scam, Romanian fugitive Nicolae Popescu, just made it onto the FBI's 10 Most-Wanted Cyber Fugitives list.

The worst password in the penitentiary - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video.

The latest news made educational and amusing...and it only takes a minute.

Is your phone line a '6-figure liability waiting to happen'?

The company telephone: A '6-figure liability waiting to happen'

Premium-rate service scams are sticking businesses - particularly small ones using local carriers - with outrageous phone bills, to the tune of $4.73 billion globally for 2013. Many businesses aren't even aware that they can be stuck paying the bill (or fighting it in court).

SSCC 162 - What are *you* doing to fight cybercrime in the next 12 months? [PODCAST]

Here's this week's Chet Chat podcast!

Chester caught Duck half way up a mountain to talk about why we need synergy to fight cybercrime...

SSCC 154: Fraud, viruses, patches and encryption (in that order!) [PODCAST]

Where does your country sit on the fraud list? Just how much can you trust SMSes on Android? Is Apple serious enough about iOS security? And will Google's End-To-End email encryption plugin save the world?

Find out with Chet and Duck in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

How to 'double your money on PayPal!' and why you should NOT try it

How to 'double your money on PayPal!' and why you should NOT try it

There's a loophole in PayPal's terms of service that can profit those silly enough to commit fraud and think that the police won't come knocking.

Match.com Lothario cons woman out of her retirement savings

Match.com Lothario bilks woman out of her retirement savings

A New Jersey, USA, woman lost her retirement savings after she fell for a phony Match.com cutie. Here's some advice for internet romancers.

18 months for supercomputer hacker, 18 years for CarderPlanet boss

18 months for supercomputer hacker, 18 years for CarderPlanet boss

It has been a busy week for cyber law enforcement this week. Two interesting sentences were handed out to a 24-year-old American hacker, as well as 49-year-old Ukrainian national Roman Vega, co-founder of CarderPlanet.

US racketeering law enters the world of cybercrime

US racketeering law enters the world of cybercrime

A Las Vegas court convicted a cybercriminal under RICO (Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act) law last week, in what may well turn out to be a landmark case.

Credit card data stolen from hundreds of attendees at Boston conventions

Credit card data stolen from 100s of attendees at Boston conventions

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center denies the security breach happened inside its building, while many convention-goers said they used their credit cards at shops, hotels and restaurants in the Seaport area of the city.

FBI hunt for seven fugitives involved in multimillion-dollar eBay car scam

FBI hunting seven Eastern Europeans for multimillion-dollar eBay car scam

The FBI has put out a wanted poster and Interpol has issued red notices looking for help in tracking down a gang of seven swindlers who allegedly ran a $3 million (£1.8m) scam, selling cars that were just figments of their very active imaginations.

Nordstrom finds cash register skimmers planted in Florida store

Nordstrom finds planted cash register skimmers in Florida store

Police are searching for six men who are believed to be involved in the illegal installation of credit card skimmers in a Nordstrom department store in Aventura, Florida.

Data-stealing botnets found in major data brokers' servers

Data-stealing botnets found in major public records servers

Servers at Lexis-Nexis, Dun & Bradstreet, and Kroll Background America/HireRight show up in the dashboard of a small, effective botnet run by a service that sells vital personal information on US residents, an investigation has revealed.

Cybercrooks can buy hacked POS device and money-laundering bundle for $2,000

PoS breaches target US hotel guests

The bundles are one-stop shops for point of sale fraud, including a rigged reader, a network of grey merchants who'll transform ill-gotten goods into cash, and various purchase options. The only missing ingredient: a larcenous waiter or store clerk.

Aussie ATM criminals embrace 3D printers for cashpoint crimes

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As you can probably imagine, it didn't take long for controversial uses to emerge for 3D printers, and one of the most newsworthy was the idea of "printing" parts for firearms.

Now, crooks in Sydney are printing their own ATM skimming devices...