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Monday review: the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 18 stories of the week

It's weekly summary time.

Here's everything we've written in the last seven days.

SSCC 98 - RSA keys, Blackhole exploits, Nitol botnets and Apache takes potshots at Microsoft

SSCC 98 - RSA key safety, Blackhole exploit kit updated, Nitol botnet takedown and Apache takes potshots at Microsoft

Duck joins Chet to take on the latest security news.

As usual, they don't mince their words, so take a listen and enjoy a quarter-hour mix of news, opinion, advice and research..

Microsoft says "No!" to insecure certificate practices

Microsoft says "No!" to insecure certificate practices

Microsoft will be shipping an update as part of October's Patch Tuesday that will invalidate RSA certificates weaker than 1024 bits. If you are using old or weak certificates now is the time to upgrade them to a more appropriate strength.

Will iPhone 5 have a fingerprint scanner? And will anybody use it?

Will iPhone 5 Boast A Fingerprint Scanner? And will anybody use it?

The internet is abuzz with whispers that Apple's iPhone 5, rumoured to be launched this week, will come with a fingerprint scanner to secure the device. If true, this could be a big step forward in iPhone's quest to become a digital wallet, but will convenience-crazy iPhone users embrace biometrics?

VIDEO: How to solve the RSA 2012 #sophospuzzle

VIDEO: How to solve the RSA 2012 #sophospuzzle

By popular request, here is a video explaining how to solve the cryptographic puzzle we published on our RSA 2012 conference T-shirt...

Sophos wins "Best Email Security" award at RSA 2012

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As regular Naked Security readers will know, I'm not usually given to marketroidistic endorsements, even of our own products. But in this case I couldn't resist it.

Our Astaro Secure Gateway 8.2 product took the crown for Best Email Security in the SC Magazine Awards at RSA 2012.

SSCC 84.66 - RSA conclusion, award winners, HB Gary and big data

SSCC 84.66 - RSA conclusion, award winners, HB Gary and big data

Chet and Duck say goodbye to San Francisco, thank their fellow bloggers for Naked Security winning the Best Corporate Security Blog, discuss their favorite stand and talk a bit about how "big data" plays with security.

Best Corporate Security Blog awarded to Naked Security at RSA

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The Social Security Blogger Awards was held once again at RSA in San Francisco last week and Naked Security is proud to have taken home another trophy.

SSCC 84.33 - RSA first impressions

Sophos Security Chet Chat

RSA special Chet Chat sharing Chester's and Duck's first impressions of the first day of the RSA 2012 conference in San Francisco.

Take on the RSA 2012 #sophospuzzle and win a NERF gun!

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Join in with those attending RSA 2012 and get in the running to win a NERF N-STRIKE Vulcan EBF-25.

You don't have to be at the show to enter and win!

Researchers take another crack at SSL

Researchers take another crack at SSL

Just how unique is is your private key?

Is there a chance that someone else, without any malice aforethought, might unexpectedly end up with a key pair that is identical or at least dangerously similar to yours?

SSCC 83 - Patch Tuesday, Apple app privacy and RSA

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This week's Chet Chat finds Paul Ducklin and Chester Wisniewski discussing the vulnerabilities patched this Tuesday in Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle products, mobile phone application privacy issues and upcoming events RSA and Anatomy of an Attack in Portland, OR and Wellington, NZ.

Calling Californians: Get into RSA 2012 in San Francisco for free!

Get into RSA 2012 in San Francisco for free!

Are you interested in security? Would you like to have some technofun for free?

If so, you can sign up for a free RSA 2012 Expo pass, using the code SC12SPH. Then stop by Booth #1817 for our cool puzzle T-shirt!

Security firm RSA blames nation state for attack on its servers

Security firm RSA blames nation state for attack on its servers

RSA has revealed that it believes two groups, working on behalf of a single nation state, hacked into its servers and stole information related to the company's SecurID two-factor authentication products.

But for some reason it's declining to say which country..

Apple, RSA, Facebook, spyware, scareware, DDoS - 90 Sec News - June 2011

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Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

Looking back over last month: Apple does anti-virus, RSA replaces tokens, Facebook stays opt-out, Macbook Peeping Tom caught, Scareware gang busted, DDoSer sentenced.

SSCC 63 - RSA, Sony, Facebook faces and the future of Mac security

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In this week's Chet Chat Rich Baldry joins Chet to discuss the future of Mac OS X security. They also discuss the week's news including RSA, Sony, software patches and Facebook's introduction of facial recognition software

Hackers hit IMF with 'sophisticated cyberattack', reports claim

Hackers hit IMF with 'sophisticated cyberattack'

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been hit by a major hack, according to media reports.

FLAMING RETORT - Three words for RSA. Promptness. Clarity. Openness.

FLAMING RETORT - Three words for RSA. Promptness. Clarity. Openness.

It's no good having mandatory data breach disclosure laws if all they teach us is to admit we had a breach. We also need to convey information of obvious practical value to all affected parties.

Three words. Promptness. Clarity. Openness.

RSA to replace all SecurID tokens - or perhaps not

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The internet is abuzz with news that beleaguered security company RSA is offering to replace its customers' security tokens in the light of recent security compromises.

Or is it?

Strike three: Speculation rises that another US military contractor has been hit by hackers

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US military contractor Northrop Grumman may have suffered a hacking attack on its networks, according to Fox News.