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Patching by Microsoft, spoofing Google and launching nukes - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


How fast is fast enough for a patch? Should you trust the French Treasury? How many zeros launch a missile?

Watch 60 Sec Security and find out!

"Smarter, shadier, stealthier" - Security Threat Report 2014 helps you understand the enemy


Our latest Security Threat Report is out!

It's a free download (no registration required), and we think you're going to love it, because it paints a fascinating picture of the evolving threat from cybercrime...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here you go.

All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

What computer security threats can we expect to see in 2013?

What computer security threats do we expect to see in 2013?

Here are the trends that SophosLabs anticipates will shape the IT security landscape next year:

Sophos Security Threat Report 2013 - the safest and riskiest countries revealed

Sophos Threat Report 2013

Download the free Sophos Security Threat Report, looking back over 2012 and exploring what security threats and trends we will all be facing tomorrow.

Asia Pacific webcast - find out the latest twists and turns of the cybercrooks


Join two of Asia Pacific's top security experts, Rob Forsyth and Paul Ducklin, as they discuss and dissect the latest Security Threat Report from SophosLabs in an Asia Pacific webcast.

The event takes place at 2pm Sydney time (UTC+11) on Thursday 09 February 2012.

SSCC 82 - Sophos Security Threat Report, DMARC and mobile phone number leaks

Sophos Security Chet Chat

This week, Paul Ducklin joins Chet to talk about the Sophos Security Threat Report 2012, the new anti-phishing proposal known as DMARC and mobile phone numbers being leaked through HTTP headers at O2.

Sophos Security Threat Report 2012 - seeing through the hype


We know you're probably sceptical of "state of the world" reports from vendors. For all you can tell, they'll turn out to be thinly-digsuised advertorial, unreconstructed product brochures, or worse.

We like to do things differently. Find out how!

Join us for the Sophos Security Threat Report webcast January 26th


Join Chester Wisniewski and James Hilliard for a webcast covering the latest security developments from the second half of 2011 on January 26th, 2012 at 19:00 UTC/2PM Eastern time.

Sophos Security Threat Report Update reveals 2011's top threats so far

Sophos Security Threat Report Update reveals 2011's top threats so far

Sophos has published its Mid-Year 2011 Security Threat Report. High-profile hacking attacks against governments and corporations have dominated the security landscape in 2011, drowning out attacks that target consumers – such as fake anti-virus, search engine poisoning and social networking scams.

Sophos Security Threat Report 2011 - Web seminar now online


Watch our online web seminar where we discuss the top threats affecting businesses today.

Social networking security threats discussed on MarketPlace Tech Report

Social networking security threats discussed on MarketPlace Tech Report

Chet Wisniewski, a frequent guest on the MarketPlace Tech Report radio show, has been discussing social networking threats - including the infamous Koobface worm. Take a listen and learn more.

Oz election outcome – I was right!

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The dust has finally settled on the Australian federal election. As everyone ought to know, the previous ruling party, and the previous Prime Minister, managed to cling somewhat precariously to power. They didn't really win, since they ended up with Read more…

Sophos Security Threat Report: Mid-year 2010

Survey results

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the latest Sophos Security Threat Report. There has been a lot of activity since we last published an update in January and despite some bad news, I think this cloud has Read more…

Sophos Security Threat Report Mid-2010

Sophos Security Threat Report Mid-2010

Sophos has today published the mid-year update to its 2010 Security Threat Report, revealing the latest trends and findings from the world of cybercrime. Read the official press release here. I'm doing my bit to promote the report's findings, having Read more…

Web seminar: Top security threats of 2009

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At the tail end of last month, following the publication of Sophos's latest Security Threat Report, I gave a web seminar examining the first half of 2009, and the top security threats that we had seen. Those terribly nice folks Read more…

Download Sophos Security Threat report: Jan-July 2009

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Earlier this week Sophos published an update to its Security Threat Report, looking at the trends and attacks that have emerged in the last six months. I recommend you download a free copy of the report [PDF], even if you're Read more…

New Year's Resolutions for website owners, operators and hosters

New year resolutions

If you've read our recent Sophos Security Threat Report, you can't fail to have missed the increasing part the web plays in spreading malware. We singled out the USA for a lot of the problem - as websites there host Read more…

Sophos Security Threat Report, July 2008

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SophosLabs has issued the July 2008 edition of its regular Security Threat Report, this time looking at the first six months of the year. One of the major themes of the year has been the increase in web-based malware threats, Read more…