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  • Hackers who threaten national security could face life sentences

    Naked Security - Sophos
    Lee Munson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Where damage to human welfare or national security is deemed serious enough, the proposed amendment to the UK's Computer Misuse Act 1990 could mean life in jail for hackers, and some experts believe the changes could be used to target whistleblowers.
  • Hackers who threaten national security could face life sentences

    Naked Security - Sophos
    Lee Munson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Where damage to human welfare or national security is deemed serious enough, the proposed amendment to the UK's Computer Misuse Act 1990 could mean life in jail for hackers, and some experts believe the changes could be used to target whistleblowers.
  • Chet Chat 170 - Oct 21, 2014

    Sophos Security
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Sophos expert Chester Wisniewski digs into the week's security news with John Shier and Paul Ducklin. In this episode: the POODLE problem; the effect of data breaches on consumer confidence; South Korea's identify crisis; Get Safe Online week; and Advance Fee Fraud.
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    Naked Security - Sophos

  • Hackers who threaten national security could face life sentences

    Lee Munson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Where damage to human welfare or national security is deemed serious enough, the proposed amendment to the UK's Computer Misuse Act 1990 could mean life in jail for hackers, and some experts believe the changes could be used to target whistleblowers.
  • Has the "Sandworm" zero-day exploit burrowed back to the surface?

    Paul Ducklin
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    You may have noticed that Microsoft recently published a Security Advisory that sounds a lot like the "Sandworm" vulnerability all over again. Paul Ducklin explains...
  • Twitter invites us to say goodbye to passwords, use Digits instead

    Lisa Vaas
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Twitter's new credentials handling scheme is called Digits, and it's hoping that mobile app developers use it to enable their users to sign in with their phone numbers as identifiers, along with one-time passwords SMSed to the phones.
  • How to kill a troll

    Lisa Vaas
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    A new Pew study confirms what we already know: online harassment is a widespread disease afflicting the internet. Ignoring trolls and hoping they'll go away is actually quite effective, survey respondents said. Then again, how about fighting back, instead? Change is possible, be it enabled by troll-blocking software, societal shift that sees trolling evolve into a stigma, or, if all else fails, calling their mothers.
  • Do we really need strong passwords?

    Mark Stockley
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    The idea that computer users should use long, complex passwords is one of computer security's sacred cows. But is is really necessary? Mark Stockley investigates...
 
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    Naked Security - Sophos

  • Hackers who threaten national security could face life sentences

    Lee Munson
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Where damage to human welfare or national security is deemed serious enough, the proposed amendment to the UK's Computer Misuse Act 1990 could mean life in jail for hackers, and some experts believe the changes could be used to target whistleblowers.
  • Has the "Sandworm" zero-day exploit burrowed back to the surface?

    Paul Ducklin
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    You may have noticed that Microsoft recently published a Security Advisory that sounds a lot like the "Sandworm" vulnerability all over again. Paul Ducklin explains...
  • Twitter invites us to say goodbye to passwords, use Digits instead

    Lisa Vaas
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    Twitter's new credentials handling scheme is called Digits, and it's hoping that mobile app developers use it to enable their users to sign in with their phone numbers as identifiers, along with one-time passwords SMSed to the phones.
  • How to kill a troll

    Lisa Vaas
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:33 am
    A new Pew study confirms what we already know: online harassment is a widespread disease afflicting the internet. Ignoring trolls and hoping they'll go away is actually quite effective, survey respondents said. Then again, how about fighting back, instead? Change is possible, be it enabled by troll-blocking software, societal shift that sees trolling evolve into a stigma, or, if all else fails, calling their mothers.
  • Do we really need strong passwords?

    Mark Stockley
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    The idea that computer users should use long, complex passwords is one of computer security's sacred cows. But is is really necessary? Mark Stockley investigates...
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    Sophos Security

  • Chet Chat 170 - Oct 21, 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:03 am
    Sophos expert Chester Wisniewski digs into the week's security news with John Shier and Paul Ducklin. In this episode: the POODLE problem; the effect of data breaches on consumer confidence; South Korea's identify crisis; Get Safe Online week; and Advance Fee Fraud.
  • Chet Chat 169 - Oct 15, 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    With Chester Wisniewski on the road, Sophos security expert John Shier steps up to the microphone to discuss the week's security news with Paul Ducklin. In this episode: October's Patch Tuesday, the problem of "breach fatigue", some thorny questions about metadata, and how to stay safe on Android.
  • Chet Chat 168 - Oct 8, 2014

    8 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin take apart the latest computer security stories to turn them into news you can use. From BadUSB to breaches to Bugzilla, this week's podcast looks at exploits, breaches, zero-days, responsible disclosure and more.
  • Chet Chat 167 - Oct 2, 2014

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Join Sophos security experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the week's news. Shellshock leads the list, of course, but Snapchat, cybersecurity awareness and the iPhone 6 all get a look in too...
  • Chet Chat 166.5 - Sep 26, 2014

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Sophos Security expert Chester Wisniewski was at the Virus Bulletin 2014 conference in Seattle. In this special edition of the Chet Chat, Paul Ducklin puts Chet on the other side of the mic to find out more about both the technology and the ethics of anti-malware research.
 
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