Monday review - the hot 13 stories of the week

Filed Under: Apple, Botnet, Data loss, Denial of Service, Facebook, Google, Law & order, Phishing, SophosLabs, Spam, Twitter, Vulnerability

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with this handy weekly roundup.

General interest

The 'What's Worse Security Championships'

Spanish Linux group complains about Microsoft's Secure Boot

Hacking and scams

Spicing up phishing attacks

Spring ushers in US tax scam season

Law and order

17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

Five Slovenians arrested for $2.5M email banking fraud

Malware and exploits

Anatomy of a "feature" - should JavaScript be allowed to change a web link *after* you click on it?

Massive DDoS attack against anti-spam provider impacts millions of internet users

Social networks

Rohypnol, rape and other disturbing content. Isn't it about time Facebook cleaned up its act?

Podcasts

Interview with Writer/Director of "Code 2600" and BSides Austin organizers

HP printers, Google blocks ad blockers, Apple does the 2-step, and more

Privacy and online safety

Many Amazon S3 cloud storage users are exposing sensitive company secrets, claims report

"We apologise for the previous apology" - NZ gov dept in email CC: double-blunder

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About the author

Anna Brading has worked in tech for more than ten years and as a writer with Sophos for over five. She has a love of all things social media, reading and cats (but she's not weird, honest).