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Apple ships OS X 10.8.5 security update - fixes "sudo" bug at last


Officially, it's a point release of OS X Mountain Lion.

But with twice as many security fixes listed as regular bug fixes and improvements, Paul Ducklin is happy calling it a "security update" instead...

Facebook transparency, Apple bugs, SEA DDoSes itself - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


Which country came top of Facebook's new "Government Requests" report aimed at outing the countries that fish for Facebook user data the most? (I bet you're thinking it's the USA - but it isn't.)

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

Which web browser do you trust? [Poll]


We no longer choose our web browsers based on bells and whistles. These days its all about privacy and security and we'd like to know which browser (and which vendor) you trust to be your companion on the web.

Apple's OS X and Safari get biggish security fixes


Apple has published updates for all supported versions of OS X and for Safari version 6.

A largish number of remote code execution vulnerabilities have been patched, so these aren't just cosmetic fixes.

Farewell Camino - pioneering Mac browser falls behind on security, reaches end of road

Camino, the first browser that was purposefully made for Apple's OS X, has officially reached the end of the road.

The developers cited the pain of security updates as a key reason to wind up the project.

SSCC 107 - Hostgator, Safari, Java, pwning planes with Android, and Facebook Home [PODCAST]


Here's the latest episode in the popular "Chet Chat" series.

Join Chet and Duck as they discuss what we can learn from recent security news in this quarter-hour podcast.

Apple updates Safari, gives better control over Java applets


Apple has pushed out a Safari update to go along with this week's "Java Tuesday" fix.

It's supposed to give you finer-grained control over Java in your browser.

Paul Ducklin puts it through its paces...

PWN2OWN results Day Two - Adobe Reader and Flash owned, Java felled yet again

PWN2OWN 2013 finished off today.

A second scheduled attack on IE 10 didn't happen, so IE 10 didn't get owned again, but Flash and Reader fell once each, and Java was exploited for the fourth time in two days...

PWN2OWN - hack the Big Four browsers in public and go home with half a million dollars


Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.

But is it just about the money?

Paul Ducklin investigates...

Fun with statistics: Who hates Java the most?

Over the past five days, lots of you have used Naked Security to find out how to turn off Java in one of the five major browsers.

And that has given us browser statistics. There are too many variables to know what they tell us, but they do make a neat-looking graph!

Judge approves $22.5M Google fine for violating Safari privacy


A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco gives the nod of approval, declaring that Google should pay a $22.5M USD fine for misleading consumers about the privacy protections offered to users of Apple's Safari web browser.

New security hole found in multiple Java versions

New security hole found in multiple Java versions

The same team of Polish researchers who discovered a critical security hole in Oracle’s Java software say that they uncovered another such hole, which could be used to bypass the secure application “sandbox” on most recent versions of Java.

Is Opera *really* the safest browser?

Is Opera really the safest browser?

Opera, a relative minnow in the web browser market, is reckoned to be a more secure browser than the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer - according to our online poll.

But maybe someone has influenced the vote?

Which web browser do you recommend? [POLL]

Which web browser do you recommend? [POLL]

As browser makers beef up security in their products - which product do you recommend to friends who want to surf the web more safely?

Google staffs up 'Red Team' to protect the world from its privacy lapses

Google staffs up 'Red Team' to poke at its own privacy practices post-FTC settlement

Is the job listing for a Data Privacy Engineer proof that Google's mending its privacy ways, or is the gesture as empty as the HTML form it used to slip past Safari's no-tracking controls?

Vote in our poll: is Google's fine of $22.5 million enough to buy privacy?

Google fined $22.5 million for not living up to its privacy promises

Google will cough up $22.5 million for putting sneaky code into its web pages, even after agreeing that it would get "comprehensive" about privacy.

But are financial sanctions enough?

Have your say in our poll...

Where are the Safari security updates for Windows and Snow Leopard? Users left exposed


Apple released Safari 6 as part of its new Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, as well as a version for Lion that fixes a whopping 121 security vulnerabilties.

But what about Windows and Snow Leopard? It seems Apple is leaving users of them behind.

Microsoft muffs up browser choices for Windows 7 users, Europe isn't happy

Microsoft muffs up browser choices for Windows 7 users, Europe isn't happy

Although ordered to let Windows users choose which browser they would prefer, a Microsoft "technical error" meant 28 million Windows 7 users were given no choice at all.

Important Apple security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion - get 'em today!

Important Apple security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion - get 'em today!

Hot on the heels of the iOS 5.1.1 release, Apple has pumped out a raft of security updates for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and Lion (OS X 10.7) users.

Many vulnerabilities have been fixed, and Safari gets a really cool new safety feature. Find out more.

Facebook teaches users how to kill adware

Facebook silently tracking users' cursors to see which ads float our boats

Curious to know who's been checking you out on Facebook? Tempted to see who's visited your timeline? Put that click-happy finger away!