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Microsoft researcher found Apple 0-day in March, didn’t report it

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 20:20
Ut tensio, sic uis! Does twice the bug pile on twice the pressure to fix it?

Apple emergency zero-day fix for iPhones and Macs – get it now!

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 08:39
You're probably expecting us to say, "Patch early, patch often." And that is EXACTLY what we're saying!

Windows “PetitPotam” network attack – how to protect against it

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 07:10
A cute name but an annoying and potentially damaging attack. Here's what to do.

US court gets UK Twitter hack suspect arrested in Spain

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:40
O, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practise to deceive!

S3 Ep42: Viruses, Nightmares, patches, rewards and scammers [Podcast]

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 09:38
Latest episode - listen now!

Windows “HiveNightmare” bug could leak passwords – here’s what to do!

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 10:58
Windows "hives" contain registry data, some of it secret. The nightmare is that these files aren't properly protected against snooping.

Apple iPhone patches are out – no news if recent Wi-Fi bug is fixed

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 09:04
Remember that weird iPhone Wi-Fi bug from a week or so ago? Let's hope this update patches it!

S3 Ep41: Crashing iPhones, PrintNightmares, and Code Red memories [Podcast]

Sun, 07/18/2021 - 19:13
Latest episode - listen now!

More PrintNightmare: “We TOLD you not to turn the Print Spooler back on!”

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 10:56
The PrintNightmare continues. So does our advice, even though it stops your printer working.

Want to earn $10 million? Snitch on a cybercrook!

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 09:58
Will going after the big guns help to discourage and disrupt the rest of the cybercrime ecosystem? Have your say...

The Code Red worm 20 years on – what have we learned?

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 11:57
"It was 20 years ago today..." that we learned a few lessons that are well worth revisiting!

Home delivery scams get smarter – don’t get caught out

Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:16
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: don't be in too much of a hurry for those home deliveries you're expecting!

Don’t get tricked by this crashtastic iPhone Wi-Fi hack!

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 11:58
Learn how the trick works so that you can avoid it in case someone thinks it's a joke to catch you out.

Where do all those cybercrime payments go?

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:57
Yes, the headline is a rhetorical question. But sometimes we get literal answers, and they're well worth remembering.

S3 Ep40: Kaseya breach, PrintNightmare 0-day, and hacking versus the law [Podcast]

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 11:45
Latest episode - listen now!

PrintNightmare official patch is out – update now!

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 07:28
Patch now! This security hole could allow almost anyone to take over your whole network from almost any account on almost any computer.

S3 Ep 39.5: A conversation with Eva Galperin [Podcast]

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 14:08
Cryptography, privacy, stalkerware and how infosec professionals relax. Listen, enjoy and learn!

Kaseya ransomware attackers say: “Pay $70 million and we’ll set everyone free”

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 08:53
Are you feeling generous? Do you want to help others? These cybercriminals are hoping someone is and does...

US email hacker gets his “computer trespass” conviction reversed

Fri, 07/02/2021 - 08:25
Court says that we need to "avoid a construction that makes some language mere surplusage."

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