recent stories from [Naked Security | News. Opinion. Advice. Research] on Twitter.
Texas becomes first US state to ban warrantless email snooping | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Texans now enjoy greater email privacy than any other state in the union, some are saying. Republicans and liberals alike rejoice.
Right on time, Microsoft and Adobe released fixes today for Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2011 and Adobe Flash Player. Time to dance that familiar dance and get those updates installed.
PRISM – not as bad as you thought? (And don’t call it PRISM!) | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Since Naked Security first wrote about the unfolding "PRISM" drama last week, a raft of new information has come to light. The conspiracy theories probably haven't been shaken, but they've certainly been stirred...
The judge who decided that national security letters demanding user information were unconstitutional has now ordered Google to comply with the FBI's data demands. Is this just one more golden brick in what privacy advocates have dubbed the Golden Age of
Microsoft announces five Bulletins for Patch Tuesday, including Office for Mac | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Patch Tuesday is coming on 11 June 2013. Paul Ducklin gives you a quick preview of what we know so far, and who'll be affected by the updates... (Mac users, that might include you.)
Botnet smackdown, Oracle on Java, Passwords you can eat – 60 Sec Security [VIDEO] | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Here's our latest 60 Second Security video. From botnet takedowns to authentication tokens you swallow...here's the latest security news in a easily digestible format!
US uses NSA-FBI PRISM program to snoop on everything and everybody | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Here's a brief summary of what we know, what we don't know, and how you can at least try to protect yourself from surveillance.
Face recognition API for Google Glass to be released this week | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
An API that will enable developers to program facial recognition into Google Glass apps is due to be released this week by Lambda Labs, a San Francisco startup. A co- founder says that the company will offer opt-out for face recognition, but is that enoug
US upholds the right to search your laptop at the border without warrant | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
A statement put out by the Department of Homeland Security says that hunches and intuition are enough to justify warrantless searches, and it's not explaining anything much beyond that. It goes on to provide Constitutional analysis that's mostly redacted.
Cybercrooks use photo-sharing to plant malware in online auto ad scams, FBI warns | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Beware the auto seller on Craigslist who says he'll send photos on request - he could well be a crook who sends files packed with malware, the FBI has warned.
Watch where you plug in, folks – researchers hack iPhones with a charger | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to discuss their attack, dubbed "Mactans", and how it succeeded in compromising the latest generation devices with the latest version of iOS at the Black Hat USA Conference in July.
Just in time for the one-year anniversary of getting its socks knocked off in an attack that saw 6.5 million passwords swiped. Thanks: that's a good anniversary gift, LinkedIn.
SSCC 110 – Skype “surveillance,” piracy, small biz and cybersecurity awareness [PODCAST] | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
For your two-weekly listening pleasure, here's the latest episode of the Chet Chat. Chet and Duck are back, and once again in fine form...
It's more Cape of Storms than it is Cape of Good Hope for an alleged phishing gang reportedly busted in Cape Town in South Africa's Western Cape. The gang supposedly used a mixture of email and SMS to lure their victims into giving away PII...
Not good enough, Oracle – promises to secure Java are too little, too late | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
In a big fat blog post, Oracle has promised to work harder to make Java more secure. But given the flood of high-profile, heavily-exploited vulnerabilities that have bobbed to the surface, can Oracle save this piece of software from drowning in bad vibes?
It's weekly roundup time. Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.
Farewell Camino – pioneering Mac browser falls behind on security, reaches end of road | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Camino, the first browser that was purposefully made for Apple's OS X, has officially reached the end of the road. The developers cited the pain of security updates as a key reason to wind up the project.
Facebook is reviewing its attitude to pages which contain violent or hateful speech - it's giving them a fly-kick right to the curb.
Android malware in pictures – a blow-by-blow account of mobile scareware | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Fake anti-virus is mostly for Windows, with OS X a long way back in second place. But other operating systems aren't exempt from the depredations of cybercriminals. Paul Ducklin shows you round some recently-discovered Android scareware...
SSCC 109 – Laptop theft, money mules, LulzSec, Microsoft and more [PODCAST] | Naked Security nakedsecurity.sophos.com
Episode #109 of our popular Chet Chat podcast series is out. Chet and Duck are back with their almost entirely reverent opinions on the latest computer security issues.