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Millennials: your password is not a selfie and we don't want to see it


OK, OK, it's not just the youngsters. Truth be told, we're ALL pulling sticky shenanigans when it comes to sharing passwords.

Your personal cloud of microbes could one day be used to profile you


Every time we sneeze, cough, scratch, fart, or touch something, we leave behind traces of ourselves. Could this microbial evidence one day be used to identify and surveil us?

"Stagefright - are we in the clear now?" [Chet Chat Podcast 214]

Listen to Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin in the latest episode of our weekly security podcast...

Who gives the best advice about password security?

Britain's GCHQ has just produced a great document about password security.

We like it, and we think you should read it...

What Ashley Madison got right

Ashley Madison

Every cloud has a silver lining. Even for Ashley Madison customers.

OK, it's a tiny silver lining, but the stolen passwords were hashed decently...

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

Surprise! People choose predictable Android lockscreen patterns

New research studying how people create lockscreen patterns suggests that they aren't a secure alternative to passcodes at all.

FBI investigates Cardinals for breaking into Astros' database in baseball data theft

FBI investigates Cardinals for breaking into Astros' database in baseball data theft

The FBI is investigating one of the best baseball teams in the US after it allegedly broke into a database belonging to one of the worst.

SSCC 202 - They hacked the US Army? Are you SURE? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for this week's security podcast.

Apple, Microsoft, patching, hacking the army (sort of), and 49 arrests in a Europol action against bank fraudsters!

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

It's not clear what data the intruders might have grabbed, but Brabantia said that it wasn't financial. Nor were passwords accessed.

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.

How your next password could be your brain


Researchers found that brains react to acronyms in a way that's unique to each individual.

Ready to slap some electrodes on your head?

Apple Watch lets nimble-fingered crooks use your Apple Pay


Nimble-fingered crooks can exploit the one-second lag before Watch senses it's off a wrist and asks for a passcode.

Samsung biometric payment services set to go live in South Korea, then the world

Mobile payments security

The biometric revolution moved one step closer this week, as Samsung IT services subsidiary Samsung SDS confirmed plans to launch a "simple" mobile payment system using biometric authentication in the very near future.

Teen charged after using teacher's admin password to access school computer

Florida teen charged with felony after shoulder-surfing teacher's password

He's been charged with trespassing on his school's computer system after snooping away an administrative password and swapping a teacher's desktop wallpaper with an image of two men kissing.

Baby cam plays creepy music, moves of its own accord

Man in a hoody

Yes, the wireless cam was possessed - by the spirit of whoever hijacked the Foscam IP device to spy on a Minnesota couple's baby.

Slack gets hacked - rolls out two-factor authentication after user database breach

Slack is the latest start-up to make a big media splash in one of the worst possible ways - by acknowledging a data breach that exposed its users to malicious hackers.

Stolen Uber login credentials for sale on the dark web

Uber. Image courtesy of MAHATHIR MOHD YASIN/Shutterstock.

At least two sellers on the dark net appear to be selling Uber customer logins for as little as $1, with one offering a discount for bulk purchases.