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Malware in the App Store? You CANNOT be SERIOUS! [Chet Chat Podcast 215]

Take a listen to the latest Chet Chat podcast, our fun-but-informative weekly commentary on the latest computer security issues.

iTunes 12.3 brings support for two-factor authentication


If you turn on 2SV (and you should!), you'll be asked for a PIN and password when editing your account or logging in for the first time.

Apple puts a stop to invoice poisoning bug


The vulnerability posed "a significant risk to buyers, sellers or Apple website managers/developers".

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.

SSCC 179 - What kind of a name is "Lizard Squad"? [PODCAST]

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

This week: phishing, spamming, zombification, SCADA and the Internet of Things, and the curiously named cybervandals that go by "Lizard Squad."

Yes, I got an iTunes gift card for Christmas - but HOW DID THE CROOKS KNOW THAT?

You *are* being doubly cautious for phishing campaigns over the holiday season, aren't you?

Spammers and scammers don't have to know anything about you to hit the bullseye in what might feel like a targeted attack.

"Oops! I'm sorry about that" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here it is - this week's 60 Second Security video.

News that will amuse, and it only takes a minute...

U2's Bono says sorry for foisting album on everybody's iTunes


In a Facebook interview, a U2 fan - or, well, maybe just somebody who took advantage of the chance to tell off the band - asked the band to please never release an automatically downloaded album again, given that "It's really rude."

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...

Apple's free gift: Did U get the album 2?


Apple's gift of a free U2 album for iTunes users?

Turns out it's "free" as in "compulsory"...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week


Make sure you're up to date with everything we wrote in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Anatomy of an iTunes phish - tips to avoid getting caught out

Even if you'd back yourself to spot a phish every time, here's a step-by-step account that might help to save your friends and family in the future...

SSCC 148 - Cloud privacy policies not related to data security [PODCAST]


The Chet Chat comes to you this week from Hanoi, Vietnam with special guest Sean Richmond from Sophos Australia.

This week they tackle the FBI's crackdown on the Blackshades malware, more flaws in Chip-and-PIN, the latest Apple updates, and the EFF's "Who has got your back" report.

Apple rushes out iTunes 11.2.1 - fixes giant permissions hole


Did you just download the quarter-gigabyte iTunes 11.2 update for your Mac?

If so, consider it a practice run: you need to do it all over again...

Misleading advertisements lead to hijacked browser settings


Advertisements don't have a great track record for safety and we are beginning to see more frequent abuse of search and mobile ads to deliver unwanted addons purporting to be legitimate tools. Be careful where you click and closely scrutinize software options before installation.

SSCC 131 - Mac malware, Starbucks security, Apple versus FTC and giant Korean breach [PODCAST]


Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.

Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.

Apple fixes 41 iTunes security flaws, some more than a year old


Apple released the latest update to iTunes today, version 11.0.3, fixing 41 vulnerabilities in the Windows version and 1 in the OS X version. Many of these flaws are rated critical and we advise you update as soon as possible.

Apple introduces two-factor verification for Apple IDs


After celebrity Web 2.0 journalist Mat Honan had all his iDevices remote-wiped by a cybercrook last year, Apple's login security has been under scrutiny.

Good news! Apple has finally bitten the bullet and started offering two-factor verification for Apple ID users...