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NOT OK, Google! Privacy advocates take on the Chromium team and win...

Privacy advocates were unsurprisingly unimpressed that Google's Chromium project silently downloaded a proprietary add-on...

...that listened to your microphone.

Google Chrome "bad link" detection bypass - found, fixed

Here's a small and simple XSS detection hole in Google Chrome - a reminder that even determined programmers sometimes overlook the obvious.

Google launches Android bug bounty program


After paying out $1.5 million to security researchers last year, Google now offers cash to Android bug hunters.

You'll never need to say "I'm on a train" again - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest "60 Second Security" security news roundup video - fun with a serious side.

Yup, we really are terrible at those password recovery questions


When we forget our passwords we’re often faced with recovery questions like "What's your favourite food?” They’re a backdoor into our accounts so they’re supposed to be both secure and memorable. They’re not.

Kids' apps and websites set for scrutiny by ICO and other privacy watchdogs


The ICO and other global watchdogs are to examine kids' apps and websites to ensure compliance with data protection laws.

SSCC 196 - From Wi-Fi bugs to carder busts [PODCAST]

From bugs to busts, here's the latest episode of our weekly security news podcast - for your listening pleasure.

Google unveils Password Alert Chrome extension, an early warning system against phishing attacks

Google developers have created Password Alert, an open-source Chrome extension that aims to protect users from phishing attacks.

SSCC 195.5 - Did Google really say, "No more Android malware?" [PODCAST]

From "joined up security" to the suggestion that Google proclaimed the end of malware on Android, find out what's happening at RSA 2015!

SSCC 195 - Let's talk security (over HTTPS, of course) [PODCAST]

This week, Chester is at the RSA Conference 2015.

Get a feel for the conference vibe, hear about this year's themes, and, of course, catch up on the latest security news...

If the "Deep Web" becomes searchable, is it still deep? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our only-takes-a-minute security roundup video!

This week: From old crypto bugs to the latest Windows security holes...

Google fixes potential revenue-stealing "comment cloning" YouTube bug

Two Egyptian security researchers figured out how to clone other people's YouTube comments.

You could "borrow" approvals and positive reviews so that they appeared to promote your videos, too.

EU accuses Google of abusing search dominance, opens Android investigation

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The European Commission has accused Google of abusing its status as the 800-lb. search gorilla and has launched a separate investigation into its Android mobile operating system.

Is DARPA's Memex search engine a Google-killer?

Is DARPA's Memex search engine a Google-killer?

The web is getting deeper and darker, and starting this Friday, Memex will begin to give everyone a chance to lift the veil a little.

SSCC 193 - Pick a YouTube security token, any token! [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest computer security stories in their inimitable style.

Turn news into advice with the Sophos Security Chet Chat!

Has Uber scored an executive touchdown? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google clamps down on ad injectors after 100,000 Chrome users complained

Google has taken a heavy hand to ad injectors after a study revealed 34% of surveyed ads were peddling malware and 192 "deceptive Chrome extensions" were discovered.

Safari users win right to sue Google over secret cookies

UK Safari users win right to sue Google over secretly leaving cookies

The landmark case could determine if Google can be held accountable in the UK. Safari users have formed a group to seek damages.

"Probably tired and shagged out after a long squawk" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly witty-but-serious video - news you can use, and it only takes a minute.


New Android 'on-body detection' leaves your phone unlocked as long as you keep moving

New Android lock feature freezes up your data when your phone stops moving

Keep it jiggling, whether in hand, pocket or purse, and the accelerometer will keep your Android phone unlocked and ready to go. Handy for pickpockets!