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The GHOST in the machine - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's our weekly one-minute security video.

Sending spam, cracking the Blackphone and the GHOST in the machine. Enjoy...

The "Dirty Dozen" SPAMPIONSHIP: Who's the biggest? Who's the worst?

We take our quarterly dive into the SophosLabs spamtrap logs to find out who sends the most spam.

Six countries made it onto our "worst per person" chart for the first time in a year...find out if you were one of them.

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.

Do terrorists use spam to shroud their secrets?

An article by an NSA mathematician about randomness also raises the question, "Are terrorists hiding behind spam?"

SSCC 179 - What kind of a name is "Lizard Squad"? [PODCAST]

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

This week: phishing, spamming, zombification, SCADA and the Internet of Things, and the curiously named cybervandals that go by "Lizard Squad."

12 Days competition: Day 8 - The amount of spam you can send is...

Can you work out the answer to our question in Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas competition?

I am not a robot: Google swaps text CAPTCHAs for quivery mouse clicks

I am not a robot: Google swaps text CAPTCHAs for quivery mouse clicks

Forget mangled text: given AI advances, it's kaput. Google's new approach: analyze cookies, mouse movements and IP addresses, in one click.

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...

Comedy spam blunder raises a smile to start the week

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We all get lots of spam. Enough, even with junk folders and spam filters, to be more than merely annoying.

So here's a spamming mistake to make you smile...

SSCC 172 - Ransomware's not dead! [PODCAST]

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

News you can use!

"Dear ATM, kindly dispense 30 banknotes as a test" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video, for your viewing pleasure.

From scammers to spammers in just one minute...

The "Dirty Dozen" SPAMPIONSHIP - who's got the biggest zombie problem?

Our latest quarterly SPAMPIONSHIP charts are out, showing which countries have the most zombies, and therefore send the most spam.

Take a look, and then ask yourself, "What can I do to help?"

Simple: Kill a Zombie today!

5 things you should know about email unsubscribe links before you click

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We all get emails we don’t want and cleaning them up can be as easy as clicking 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of the email. However, some of those handy little links can cause more trouble than they solve.

OMG, you would not BELIEVE what Facebook thinks about click-baiting

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Facebook is cracking down on those click-baiting headlines - you know, the ones that say “YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT THIS GIRL DID NEXT”, or “Watch what happens when this guy puts a BATTERY in a MICROWAVE”.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time!

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

The data breach apocalypse that wasn't - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Malware, spam and hacking - and not all bad news, either!

Watch 60 Second Security for Aug 9, 2014...

SSCC 159 - What can we learn from the "honeybot"? [PODCAST]

For your listening pleasure!

Here's this week's episode of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast...

How to send 5 million spam emails without even noticing

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Before you read the article, see if you can guess, to the nearest million, how many spams a 10,000-strong botnet might realistically send each week.

Commit yourself first, and then read the story of the SophosLabs "honeybot"!

Hacking, spamming, rogue SMSes and browsers - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

The week's security news, turned into an entertaining lesson, turned into a 1-min video...

60 Sec Security, 26 July 2014

Dirty Dozen Spampionship – which country is spewing the most spam?

The World Cup may be done and dusted, but the Spampionship continues!

Where did you come in our spam-sending league tables?