Monday review: the hot 22 stories of the week

Filed Under: Adobe, Apple, Data loss, Featured, Law & order, Malware, Microsoft, Privacy, Social networks

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days:

Updates and patches

Adobe Flash security update *is* coming to IE 10 (reportedly)

Patch Tuesday for September 2012 - All about Adobe

Social media

"Omg this is so cool!" Pinterest hack feeds spam to Twitter and Facebook

SophosLabs

Tales of a SophosLabs intern

Mobile

What is worse on Android? Malware or PUAs?

Will iPhone 5 have a fingerprint scanner? And will anybody use it?

Ban on in-flight gadget use: based on fear or evidence?

Dealing with mobile SMS / text spam

Malware and vulnerabilities

Techniques in ransomware explained

New version of Blackhole exploit kit

A picked pocket in Mallorca reveals chink in chip-and-PIN security

Microsoft says "No!" to insecure certificate practices

Go Daddy largely unavailable for over 4 hours - Hacker revenge or SNAFU?

MediaFire restores virus researcher’s account, questions copyright troll and DMCA claim

How a malicious help file can install a spyware keylogger

Privacy

Google, Facebook Microsoft join non-profit to promote internet’s awesomeness

US schools track teens by putting chips into students' ID cards

Wikipedia wins, Craigslist loses in Clickwrapped's assessment of who respects your rights online

Data loss

Anonymous didn't steal from the FBI after all - new conspiracy theories needed!

Law and order

Minnesota woman fined $222,000 for 24 illegal song downloads

Microsoft gets control of zombie domain, warns about malware "in the supply chain"

Book review

Book review: Practical Malware Analysis

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2 Responses to Monday review: the hot 22 stories of the week

  1. Nigel · 710 days ago

    Thanks for providing this weekly summary, Anna. I try to read NakedSecurity every day, but sometimes things get crazy and I miss some items. Your summary is a real help in catching up on stories I've missed.

  2. Namsath · 710 days ago

    I love those weekly summaries, especially if you travel a lot like I do and can't visit NakedSecurity on a daily basis.
    Keep up the good work,
    thanks

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About the author

Anna Brading is Naked Security's editor. She has worked in tech for more than ten years and as a writer with Sophos for over five. She's interested in social media, privacy and keeping people safe online.