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Anatomy of a privacy leak - Apple OS X search engine in the Spotlight

You'd expect Apple's OS X search engine, Spotlight, to end up with a lot of information in its indexes.

But you wouldn't expect it to help spammers and scammers keep track of you...

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...

SSCC 174 - Who says law enforcement isn't tackling cybercrime? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest epsiode of our weekly Chet Chat podcast, for your listening pleasure.

From a carder ring that got busted to a spamming system that ran amuck, let yourself be amused and educated at the same time...

Apple ships OS X 10.10.1 - does it fix those Wi-Fi problems?


Reader: "So Paul, has Yosemite 10.10.1 fixed the Wi-Fi problems?"

Duck: "The answer is..."

Find out, as they say, inside.

SSCC 170 - Is the best time to shop at a store right after it has a breach? [PODCAST]

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

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski, John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they turn news into advice...

OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems - can you help us solve them?


Most early adopters of OS X Yosemite are enjoying a refreshingly clean new look with a bunch of updated applications.

But for a few, it's a Wi-Fi network merry-go-round...

Apple patches OS X against Shellshock


If you're a Mac user, you may have felt wrongfully left out of all the Shellshock kerfuffle over the past few days.

Not any more!

SSCC 166 - A sleeping bag and a camping stove to queue for an iPhone? [PODCAST]

For your listening pleasure!

Here's the latest episode in our weekly podcast series...

Apple ships a sevenfold security surprise, including iOS 8 and OS X 10.9.5


Apple doesn't have Patch Tuesdays, but it does have Update Surprisedays.

We just had one of them, with brand new and more secure versions of iOS, OS X and Safari.

SSCC161 - What do you mean, "Trade him for Edward Snowden"? [PODCAST]

Here's the latest Chet Chat security podcast!

Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin once again turn plain old news into advice you can use.

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week


It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

Is Apple slack at security on iOS? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

What went wrong with PayPal's 2FA? Why did Microsoft do an email U-turn? Is Apple slack at security on iOS?

It'll only take a minute to find out...

Apple ships updates, including Snow Leopard (ONLY KIDDING!)‏


Apple just published its latest round of updates for iOS, Apple TV, Safari and OS X, including dozens of security fixes.

OS X Snow Leopard users...we're afraid you missed out once again.

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...

Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, repeats last month's security updates


Apple just issued a Security Advisory for OS X Mavericks 10.9.3. Don't get too excited - from a security point of view, it seems to be nothing more than last month's fixes all over again.

So, at betwen 0.5GB and 1GB to download, do you need it?

Apple admits flaw in email attachment encryption on iPhones and iPads

Apple admits iOS 7 encryption flaw

Apple is under pressure once again to patch a security flaw in iOS 7, after a researcher published his discovery that email attachments are unencrypted on iPhones and iPads.

Apple pushes out critical security fixes for OS X, iOS and Apple TV


You still can't tell when you're going to get your next update from Apple, but serious security fixes do seem to be coming more frequently these days.

Like the latest round of patches, closing a raft of hackable holes in OS X, iOS and Apple TV...

SSCC 142 - Heartbleed explained, Patches assessed, Apple chastised [PODCAST]


Chet and Duck explain what you can do about the big ticket security news items of the past week.

The epic "Heartbleed" bug in OpenSSL, the last patches ever for XP and Office 2003, and Apple's attitude to updates and support all come under the microscope.

Apple patch out, Fake support bust, Liquor store leak - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How long did Apple leave holes in Safari? What punishment can a convicted support call scammer expect? And what happens when a liquor store springs a leak?

Find out in 60 Second Security. the security news video that only takes a minute...