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Could a hacker *really* bring down a plane from a mobile phone in seat 12C?

A recent document about Air Traffic Control from the US Government Accountability Office has caused quite a stir.

Could a passenger get the plane to do a barrel roll without even turning off the in-flight movie?

Tampering with US voting machine as easy as 'abcde', says Virginia report

Tampering with US voting machine as easy as 'abcde', says Virginia report

All it would take to compromise it is to sit in the parking lot with a laptop, some free tools, and a dropper full of tech smarts.

We TOLD you not to use WPS on your Wi-Fi router! We TOLD you not to knit your own crypto!

Belkin is the latest router vendor to be found relying on "non-secret secrets."

Paul Ducklin looks at the router equivalent of locking the key to the company safe in the top drawer of your desk...

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here are last week's stories in one convenient place so you can catch up on what you missed!

Hotel Wi-Fi router security hole: will this be the Ultimate Pwnie Award Winning Bug for 2015?

If you were a cracker, and you could write your own specifications for a remote unauthenticated read/write hole...

...this is probably what you'd ask for.

How secure is your Wi-Fi? 3 things small businesses need to know

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Getting Wi-Fi security right is essential for everyone, but small businesses especially could use some good security advice. Here are 3 key things small businesses should know about securing Wi-Fi.

Privacy group wants to shut down "eavesdropping" Barbie

Privacy group wants to shut down "eavesdropping" Barbie

It's worried about kids' voices being recorded by a corporation that will then target ads at them, but it should be far more worried about security and privacy.

Get ready for the internet-enabled, speech recognising, joke-telling Barbie

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An internet-enabled toy that talks to your kids: what could possibly go wrong?!

SSCC 184 - What's the lifespan of a GHOST? [PODCAST]

Our weekly security podcast - the latest news in 15 minutes, entertaining *and* educational.

Enjoy!

Hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots will get busted, says FCC

Hotels that block personal Wi-Fi hotspots will get busted, says FCC

So ends Marriott's campaign to block guests' hotspots and force guests to pay for its own Wi-Fi, even though they don't threaten security.

SSCC 182 - What would the Pirate Party do? [PODCAST]

This week's episode of our quarter-hour security podcast.

Entertaining as well as accurate and educational - why not give it a listen?

Pirate Wi-fi is IN DA HOUSE - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly "60 Second Security" video.

The latest news, presented in a way that will make you smile...and it only takes a minute.

Marriott's stopped blocking your Wi-Fi hotspots

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Post-big-bucks fine, Marriott has now stopped blocking personal Wi-Fi devices at hotels.

Young Pirate pulls off Wi-Fi privacy prank - sucks in security experts

Arrrr, me hearties!

100 delegates at a Security and Defence conference in Sweden were happy to use a Wi-Fi access point called "Open Guest."

Ouch! Home router security "bypass" actually means no security AT ALL

A Spanish researcher has found an astonishing security "bypass" in a home router - there simply isn't any security to bypass.

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...

Apple ships OS X 10.10.1 - does it fix those Wi-Fi problems?

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Reader: "So Paul, has Yosemite 10.10.1 fixed the Wi-Fi problems?"

Duck: "The answer is..."

Find out, as they say, inside.

OS X Yosemite Wi-Fi problems - can you help us solve them?

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Most early adopters of OS X Yosemite are enjoying a refreshingly clean new look with a bunch of updated applications.

But for a few, it's a Wi-Fi network merry-go-round...

SSCC 163 - So THAT'S why you can't erase Flash RAM properly [PODCAST]

Here's this week's Sophos Security Chet Chat.

Our regular security podcast that turns news into useful advice...

Using WPS on your Wi-Fi router may be even more dangerous than you think

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In 2011, a researcher found that WPS was 10,000 times easier to crack than it was supposed to be.

Now, another researcher has found that cracking it may be 10,000 times easier again...