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Update Tuesday wrap-up, February 2015 - don't let JASBUG distract you

Be careful!

The JASBUG vulnerability in Windows is grabbing the headlines, but there are other bugs this month that could hit you harder.

Paul Ducklin explains...

Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus

Google, Amazon, Microsoft pay to get ads past Adblock Plus

Ad-buying big boys Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the content marketing platform Taboola have quietly ponied up the money to keep their ads from being blocked on Adblock Plus, the world's most popular software for blocking online advertising.

SSCC 181 - The Security Duel: "Bug reports at 15 paces" [PODCAST]

Microsoft vs. Google - Google vs. Users - Hackers vs. US Army - the fight is on in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast!

Enjoy...

Update Tuesday wrap-up, January 2015 - See? We didn't use the word "Patch"!

Like fingers and thumbs, not all updates are patches, even if all patches are updates.

So, here's the skinny on Update Tuesday...including the security patches, of course.

Microsoft swings punch at Google - accuses Project Zero of a "Gotcha!"

Two days! Two measly days!

Google is back in the firing line, this time directly from Microsoft, over its "Project Zero" full-disclosure process...

"Dear Facebook, I DEMAND that you ignore my demands" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly security news video, for your viewing pleasure.

Fun with a serious side, in just one minute...watch now!

Microsoft discontinues Advance Notification Service, but why?

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Microsoft kicked off 2015 by discontinuing its Advance Notification Service which alerted IT professionals to fixes that would ship the following week, allowing time to prepare staff and systems.

SSCC 180 - Surely zero-days come from cybercrooks, not from Silicon Valley? [PODCAST]

Enjoy the first 2015 episode of our popular weekly security podcast.

In this episode: zero-day politics, leaky security features, Bitcoin news, and a shout out to our New Year #sophospuzzle winners!

Hacking group publishes Xbox One SDK, threatens to leak unreleased game builds

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Microsoft's festive woes continue after a hacking group managed to get hold of and subsequently release the November 2014 Xbox One software development kit (SDK).

Zero-day in Windows 8.1 disclosed by Google

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A new zero day vulnerability has been disclosed in Microsoft Windows 8.1. Who is behind releasing the attack code behind this flaw? Google.

From Facebook, through iPhones and Androids, to Macs - make the safest start to 2015!

Are you looking to turn over a new security leaf yourself in 2015, or trying to convince your friends and family to do so?

Here are some great places to start...

Lizard Squad member 'Ryan' explains why it's OK to ruin Christmas

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A man claiming to represent Lizard Squad, the group behind the Christmas day attacks on the Xbox and Playstation networks, has explained why they did it.

Microsoft deluged with support in its email privacy battle against US government

Microsoft deluged with support in its email privacy battle against DOJ

75 amicus briefs show the industry's fierce belief that the US is overreaching in its demands to get email off an Irish server.

"Like fish and chips without the fish. Or the chips"... 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our 60 Second Security video.

Enjoy the week's news in just one minute...

Microsoft pulls Patch Tuesday fix - "Outlook can't connect to Exchange"

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Part of Patch Tuesday is now only partly available as Microsoft recalls its already-delayed Exchange 2010 update.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, December 2014 - why "Important" can be Critical...

Adobe and Microsoft put forth their respective Patch Tuesday updates this week, bringing you their last scheduled patches of 2014.

Paul Ducklin digs in...

"That's not a hack..." - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's our latest 60 Second Security video.

One week of news in one amusingly informative minute...

Microsoft "tops up" Patch Tuesday, issues delayed fix for zero-day hole in logon security

Microsoft has issued a "top up" security bulletin for a fix that didn't quite make it into the November 2014 Patch Tuesday.

The vulnerability can be used to turn any user into a domain administrator, and it's been exploited in the wild...

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, November 2014: Microsoft joins the "security hole in HTTPS" club

Here's what you need to know about the November 2014 Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft and Adobe...

POODLEs, Sandworms and getting safe online - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The week's security news, turned into an entertaining lesson, turned into a 1-minute video.

Enjoy...