Monday review – the hot 22 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).


SHA-1 brute-force attack trimmed by 21%

General interest

Sophos Security Threat Report 2013

What computer security threats can we expect in 2013?

Hacking and scams

Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked

Anonymous goes after revenge-porn website publisher

PayPal phishing scams – take care online this Christmas

Law and order

US woman arrested for bank robbery brags on YouTube

48 countries join forces against online child abuse

How to report a computer crime: Fake anti-virus

Malware and exploits

Dockster Mac malware on Dalai Lama-related website

How the Tumblr worm spread so quickly

Malware sucking up data on Japanese space agency rocket

Tumblr worm hitting websites, posting racist messages

Abuse of .EU domains by malware gangs continues

The Citadel crimeware kit – under the microscope

Exploit kits being fed by whitehat security researchers

Mobile devices

Microsoft wants to hear about Android malware problems

Privacy and online safety

Facebook Photo Sync: Nine things you should know

John McAfee’s location revealed by photo metadata

Voting on Facebook privacy changes – cutoff date Monday

“G’day, the Queen speaking” – hoax call from Australia

Tor and the Deepnet: What price anonymity?

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