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A virus on a *Mac*? Is NOTHING sacred? [Chet Chat Podcast 211]

The latest episode of our weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of news with attitude! Enjoy.

Update Tuesday, Firefox's zero-day, more Android bugginess, a firmware virus for your Mac ...and a tax fraudster busted.

SSCC 208 - (Cyber)crime and Punishment [PODCAST]

Join us for the weekly Chet Chat!

In this episode: Cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.

Facebook can't say 'No' to New York, says New York

Facebook can't "plead the Fourth Amendment" on your behalf, says a New York appeals court - you have to do it yourself.

Dodgy app company that mined Dogecoins behind your back receives FTC penalty

The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.

Amazon uses artificial intelligence to weed out fake reviews

Amazon starts weighting reviews to raise up the fresh/helpful/verified

Given enough time for the new AI system to learn what a helpful review is, fake reviews may sink to the bottom of the reviews ocean.

Authentication is all around us! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" video - catch the week's security news in just 1 minute.

Ex-NBA All Star Chris Gatling accused of being ID theft kingpin

Ex-NBA All Star Chris Gatling accused of being ID theft kingpin

Talk about a slam dunk: they arrested him while he was meeting with his probation officer.

SSCC 200 - If you can't trust the IRS, whom can you trust? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest security news in our weekly podcast.

It's entertaining and educational - news you can use!

The phone that keeps an eye on your eyes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The latest episode of our weekly "security news in one minute" video.

Enjoy...

The worst spam senders in the whole wide world? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

From carder busts to App Store bans - the computer security week in one swift video minute!

Enjoy...

FBI arrests JP Morgan Chase former employee for selling account data

FBI. Image courtesy of Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock

The arrest came after a sting operation which resulted in bank account data including PINs being sold to informants and federal agents.

Ryanair finds fraudulent transaction - for $5M!

Ryanair, the budget airline that operates out of Dublin, Ireland, suffered an unauthorised bank transfer.

To the tune of $5,000,000.

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.

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

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]

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).