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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.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.

SSCC 201 - The Infosec edition [PODCAST]

This week, we're at Infosec in the impressive Olympia Grand in London, England, so this episode was recorded right at the exhibition...

Get into Infosec Europe 2015 for free, hear great talks!

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Get a free pass to Infosec Europe (2/3/4 June 2015) and stop by at our stand to say hello.

Attend our free talks...no paid actors, no sales pitches and no canned product demos: we're giving educational presentations that we hope will both entertain and educate.

Surely not the "Virus DESTROYS Computer" story again? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly fun-but-serious one-minute security video.

Malware hype, FTC action and some ancient history (well, the LOVE BUG)... enjoy.

Can the Rombertik malware really "destroy computers"? No, no, three times NO!

We didn't really want to get drawn into this one.

But it's hard to avoid commenting on malware that has variously been described as a "terrifying suicide bomber'" and as having a payload that "destroys computers."

Microsoft Word Intruder - the malware that writes new malware for you

Malware construction kits started in the 1990s as a way of expanding the virus-writing counterculture, but now they are all about money. SophosLabs looks at MWI, the Microsoft Word Intruder...

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...

Notes from SophosLabs: Dyreza, the malware that discriminates against old computers

In another article in our occasional series "Notes from SophosLabs", we look at the (anti-)(anti-)anti-virus arms race.

In an effort to evade automated analysis, here's malware that deliberately avoids old-looking computers.

Get into RSA 2015 for free, hear eye-opening talks!

The annual RSA Conference in San Francisco is next week, starting on Monday 20 April 2015.

Get a free expo pass on us...

What a lot of patches! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our weekly fun-but-serious security news video.

It only takes a minute!

Linux Australia gets pwned, rooted, RATted and botted

Linux Australia had a bit of a nightmare Easter Weekend.

While the rest of us were loafing at the beach, the Penguinistas from Down Under were owning up to a pretty extensive cyberintrusion.

SSCC 190 - The CeBIT 2015 edition [PODCAST]

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Recorded right on the Sophos booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany.

Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!

Gazon - the Android virus that SMSes everyone

The Android SMS virus "Gazon" sends itself to everyone in your contact list - including your friends, your mum...

...and your customers.

Not a good look.

From the Labs: more advances in Advanced Persistent Threats

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SophosLabs researcher Gabor Szappanos is back.

He presents another insightful installment in the ongoing saga of PlugX and other "malware factories" that are part of the Advanced Persistent Threat scene.

It's Safer Internet Day - and we'd love you to join in!

Today is #SID2015, the 12th Safer Internet Day.

We'd love you to join in - here's why, and how!

"Facebook porn Trojan" - here's how NOT to get caught

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You receive a Facebook posting that offers you something saucy, you click through to the website...

...and guess what happens next?