Monday review: the hot 18 stories of the week

It’s weekly summary time. Here’s everything we’ve published in the last seven days:


SSCC 98 – RSA keys, Blackhole exploits, Nitol botnets and Apache takes potshots at Microsoft

Microsoft zero day exploit

Emergency security patch issued by Microsoft to squash Internet Explorer zero day exploit

New IE zero day exploit circulating, used to install Poison Ivy

Microsoft advisory: Internet Explorer zero day affects most Windows versions

German Government tells all users of Internet Explorer.. to stop NOW

Threat level goes HIGH, as Microsoft readies fix for critical Internet Explorer security hole

Microsoft releases fix for Internet Explorer security hole, full patch coming Friday


Finally, Google Chrome will support Do Not Track

Under pressure, Facebook disables facial recognition in Europe


More than half of Androids have unpatched security holes, research claims

Malware and vulnerabilities

Hacker empties high roller’s online Poker account of $115K

Malware attack blasted out in “Important Changes to Microsoft Services agreement” email

Over 9 million PCs infected – ZeroAccess botnet uncovered

Your BMW can be stolen by any idiot with a $30 hacking kit

Law and order

Men plead guilty to $10 million Subway restaurant hack

Judge denies Home Depot’s demand for worker’s emotion-laden Facebook posts


Would you open a sexy email sitting in your business inbox?

False positive

Shh/Updater-B false positive by Sophos anti-virus products

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