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To encrypt or not to encrypt?


There are lots of different viewpoints about whether to encrypt or not.

Paul Ducklin helps you decide what to do...

The psychic, the witch and San Francisco - IT security goes spiritual

The psychic, the witch and San Francisco - IT security goes spiritual

Bay Area witches and psychics are offering services to high-tech companies and CEOs that claim to boost tech profits and mitigate security risks.

Serious Security: Understanding the 'P' in 'VPN'

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. But that doesn't necessarily mean "private" as in privacy.

Paul Ducklin helps you understand the various levels of 'P' in 'VPN.'

What a lot of patches! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Watch the latest episode of our weekly fun-but-serious security news video.

It only takes a minute!

SSCC 190 - The CeBIT 2015 edition [PODCAST]


Recorded right on the Sophos booth at the CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany.

Here's the Fifth Anniversary edition of our weekly podcast...enjoy!

Want to be a safer surfer? Join our Twitter Chat on Safer Internet Day!

Join us for a Twitter Chat on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 3pm EST.

There's no sign-up process, and you don't even have to have a Twitter account.

All you need is a web browser...

Facebook update aims to reduce News Feed hoaxes

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Facebook has announced a new update designed to remove bogus news stories and outright hoaxes from its users' News Feeds.

Retailers are "overconfident" about their security, majority have fundamental gaps

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Happy holidays! Lots of us are shopping away, but a new report finds that retailers aren't doing enough to keep impish cyber crooks out of our business.

Epidemic of medical data breaches leaking our most sensitive information

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Health data is considered among the most private of information, but continues to leak out in a dazzling range of ways.

Apple iCloud - 3 tips for keeping your photos and other data safe


Apple confirmed it found no evidence of a security breach, but that some individual celebrity iCloud accounts were compromised. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to help protect you when using iCloud:

We need to talk about email


Today the people of the world will exchange about 250 *billion* messages using a system that has been shockingly insecure for decades: email.

That's why we need to talk about email...

The internet of everything - bringing more risk to more places


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a ubiquitous buzz-phrase these days. The idea is that just about everything we make or use could be connected, allowing anything to be remotely controlled or monitored.

What could possibly go wrong?

Safer Internet Day: don't be an online sheep - our Top 10 Tips help you think before you act


Today is Safer Internet Day, aimed at helping youngsters to enjoy the internet without putting themselves at risk.

So here are our Top 10 Tips. Don't be a sheep and just follow the defaults - it's OK to be different, and to think for yourself before you make choices online!

Size doesn't matter - at least, not quite as much as smartphone privacy


A new study finds that privacy is more of a concern for smartphone users than screen size, phone brand, weight, or camera resolution.

Meanwhile, 80% of users won't download apps they don't trust. (Hurray! Let us now nag the other 20%.)

Another 5 tips to help keep you safe on Facebook

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

Last month we gave you five tips to make your Facebook account safer. Here's five more tips, including how to block a person or app, how to get a one-time password to login securely from a public computer and how to stop search engines from indexing your profile.

5 tips to make your Facebook account safer

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

Help better safeguard your Facebook profile with these 5 quick tips.

Australian government announces its National Cloud Computing Strategy

The Australian government has officially published its National Cloud Computing Strategy.

Sophos was involved in the committee that created this we'd like to know what *you* think of it now it's out!

Cyber security in US power system suffering from reactive, self-policed rules

Cyber security in US power system suffering from reactive, self-policed rules

John Hawes argued that what's needed is carefully considered defensive strategies combined with fast responses to new, unforeseen vulnerabilities.

Sadly when government and big business intersect, pragmatism and speedy reactions are rarely in evidence.

Three wireless security myths - busted! [VIDEO]


Last year Sophos looked at Wi-Fi security in London and Sydney and the results weren't fantastic.

So we thought it was time to make a short revision video, just in time for 2013 Cyber Security Awareness Week in New Zealand.

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...