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Naked Security talks about Festive Season Security on BBC Radio 5 Live's "Outriders" show...

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Outriders is a BBC Radio 5 Live programme that describes itself as "exploring the frontiers of the web."

On this week's show, host Jamillah Knowles interviewed Naked Security's Paul Ducklin about security and safety on line over the festive season...

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Don't worry, here's a little roundup of everything we wrote.

Naked Security discusses cybercrime on BBC Radio 5 Live's "Outriders" show...

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Ever wondered how cybercriminals turn electronic trickery into cold, hard cash? What sort of person gets drawn into this sort of crime? Who bears the cost? And how do the cops arrest the perpetrators when they might be dozens of network hops away?

Doctor Who episode leaks out early: exterminate spoilers!

Doctor Who episode leaks out early: exterminate spoilers!

The BBC America shop accidentally shipped an episode of Doctor Who to thousands of US fans before it was broadcast on television. Even as you read this, battles are being waged against spoiler hackers, while fan site Kasterborous suggests fans just unplug from the internet.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

It's weekly roundup time. Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

BBC Weather's Twitter account is hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

BBC Weather's Twitter account is hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The official Twitter account used by the BBC's weather team has been hijacked by Syrian hackers.

Fortunately, they don't seem to be using it to spread malicious links - but are instead trying to spread political messages about Syria instead.

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Malware campaigns spammed out in the last 24 hours have pretended to be breaking news stories from the likes of CNN and the BBC.

Beware dodgy computer repair work - your data is at risk along with your wallet

Beware dodgy computer repair work - your data is at risk along with your wallet

Passing off old as new is dishonest in any industry - but it's more dangerous in some than in others.

Hard disks may not wear out like chainsaw blades or cam belts - it's not what they may have lost in their life so far, but in what they have gained: other people's data.

Facebook to pay out $10 million to settle 'Sponsored story' lawsuit

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Facebook has agreed to pay out $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by users unhappy over the use of their details in Sponsored Story ads.

Take a 666 chill pill: 'Barcode at birth' author was just joking

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Science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon does *not* believe that all humans should be subcutaneously RFID chipped at birth.

Pastebin, its mission of freedom, and the tribulations of hacker escapades

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Pastebin gives its users "total freedom of speech", which means it's a prime spot for hackers to publicize their exploits and for stolen information to be posted. Makes it a bit difficult to run the site, says Pastebin's owner Jeroen Vader.

Cyber-attack on BBC Persian Service linked to Iranian intimidation

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The BBC has revealed that it suffered a "sophisticated cyber attack" following a campaign of persistent intimidation from the Iranian authorities.

BBC warns of Heir Hunters email scams circulating

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Be on the lookout for emails claiming to come from a daytime TV show, after it was discovered that scammers are using the disguise to grab personal information.

Google admits to pocketing profits from ads on seamy sites

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Google has once again admitted to profiting from advertisements for illegal products and services. Recently the BBC exposed them for making money on bogus Olympic 2012 ticket sales.

'We could hack the Queen's medical records if we wanted'

How widespread was computer hacking by the press?

The BBC claims that computer hackers were hired by private investigators to spy on politicians and the military.

And who benefited from the hacking? The British press.

VIDEO: Awkward! Facebook VP stumped by BBC question

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Elliot Schrage, Facebook's VP Public Policy, was struck dumb by BBC reporter Emily Maitlis when she quizzed him about the ethics of "Sponsored Stories" on Facebook in a television documentary shown this weekend in the UK.

Should you trust this 'BBC' news report? Work from home scam spammed out

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Who do you trust online?

Your friends? Lady Gaga? The media? How about the BBC?

If you read a news story on the BBC website, would you trust what it was saying?

BBC Sport in Rugby World Cup Twitter spam slip-up

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A compromised Twitter account has resulted in the embarrassing broadcast of a spam message via the BBC's website.

Would the typical rugby fan really be interested in an Acai Berry diet?

BBC Lottery: Have you won too?

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I must be the luckiest person on the planet - I keep winning lotteries!

Here's the latest notification - straight from Aunty Beeb herself, the BBC.

Lady Gaga found dead in hotel room? Beware Facebook clickjacking scam

Lady Gaga found dead in hotel room? Beware Facebook clickjacking scam

Has Lady Gaga really been found dead in a hotel room?

A clickjacking scam which has spread rapidly across Facebook would certainly like you to think so.