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Security hole in MacKeeper used to shove malware onto Macs

According to researchers at BAE, a recent Mac malware infestation was carried out using a security hole in a utility called MacKeeper.

The worst spam senders in the whole wide world? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

From carder busts to App Store bans - the computer security week in one swift video minute!

Enjoy...

The "Dirty Dozen" SPAMPIONSHIP: Who needs to kill the most zombies?

Here it is: the latest "Dirty Dozen".

Our SPAMPIONSHIP tables detail the globe's most dastardly distributors of delinquent data during the first quarter of 2015.

SSCC 194 - Patch early? Patch often? This time, "Patch NOW!" [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin for the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

From the very latest Update Tuesday to how we get rid of 10-year-old security holes, here's the security news you can use.

Interpol announces successful takedown of "Simda" botnet

Interpol just announced a botnet takedown that has neutralised the operation of the "Simda" malware. For now, anyway.

Paul Ducklin takes a look...

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!

Linux Australia gets pwned, rooted, RATted and botted

Linux Australia had a bit of a nightmare Easter Weekend.

While the rest of us were loafing at the beach, the Penguinistas from Down Under were owning up to a pretty extensive cyberintrusion.

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

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?

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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.

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...

Forget trick-or-treating – Kill a Zombie this Halloween

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The crooks can't have a botnet without the bots to join it.

So let's take their bots away!

Killing computer zombies is the perfect sort of altruism: you help the global internet community simply by helping yourself.

How bots and zombies work, and why you should care

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You probably have a firewall that blocks inbound network connections by default.

So how come cybercrooks can send commands to your computer if it's infected with a bot or zombie?

Millions of Drupal websites at risk from failure to patch

Millions of Drupal websites at risk from failure to patch

You should assume that your Drupal 7 website has been compromised if you didn't patch it within 7 hours of the release of Drupal 7.32 on 15 October 2014.

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!

Android "Heart App" virus spreads quickly, author arrested within 17 hours

Q. How to attract the attention of the police if you're a bored student on summer vacation?

A. Write a virus that unleashes 20,000,000 SMSes, infects 100,000 devices, and steals personal data...

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"!