Sophos - Naked SecurityThe kill switch - aka Standard Operating Procedure 303 - describes a shutdown and restoration process for wireless networks in the event of a national crisis that would prevent, among other things, the remote triggering of radio-activated explosives.
Sophos - Naked SecurityApple pushed out iOS 7.0.4 last week, the fourth patch in two months.
Is iOS getting buggier, or is Apple simply publishing security fixes more promptly?
Sophos - Naked SecurityThe UK's National Crime Agency has put out a CryptoLocker ransomware alert - the malware is still a huge problem, even after weeks of high profile coverage.
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Sophos - Naked SecurityWhy shouldn't you store unencrypted credit card numbers? How can you squeeze a positive result from a password breach? What sort of pressure was on the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park?
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Sophos - Naked SecurityEuropean travellers will soon be able to use their personal electronic devices (PEDs) for the entire duration of their flights following a new ruling from Europe's air safety agency.
Sophos - Naked SecurityMavis Batey MBE, codebreaker extraordinaire at Bletchley Park during World War II, died this week at the age of 92.
Batey's big breakthrough against the Italian military's Enigma encryption machine gives us an fascinating insight into how cryptanalysts think.
Sophos - Naked SecuritySnapchat has reportedly thumbed its nose at Facebook's $3 billion, all-cash offer. The WSJ says Facebook's just one of many eager suitors currently wooing the supposedly-disappearing-photo service (a claim that at least one researcher has disproved), and it's not even the most generous.
Sophos - Naked SecurityWorldwide requests have more than doubled since 2009, while the US - which is once again the most voracious data requester - has more than tripled its requests for information on Google customers.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.