Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).


Hard-coded password found in Samsung printers

General interest

Sophos staff win Movember contest while raising money

Hacking and scams

Share via email “Friends” spam via The Daily Mail

Holiday hucksters won’t stop at Cyber Monday

Data on Atomic Energy Agency scientists grabbed in hack

Facebook hacks its workers into Hacktober smithereens

Hacker attack siphons off $150,000 in teacher salaries

Law and order

Cyber Monday sting seizes 132 counterfeit-selling sites

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

How to report a computer crime: Trolling

SMS spammers fined £440,000 by UK Information Commission

Romanian hackers busted with 500,000 credit cards

Malware and exploits

Hacker selling $700 exploit that hijacks Yahoo email

FLAMING RETORT: Linux rootkit news

Budget airline impersonated on Facebook and by spammers

Technical paper: Journey into the Blackhole exploit kit

W32/VBNA-X worm spreads quickly

OS and software

Internet Explorer sucks less, claims Microsoft

Privacy and online safety

‘Confidential information’ in Macy’s confetti

US school tries to suspend student for refusing RFID

Goodbye pseudonyms in Android app store reviews

Spy agency employees oversharing on social networks

Facebook Groups privacy glitch

Albania Pirate Group thrown off Facebook for second time

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