OK, these aren't just the hot 17 stories of the past week, but of the two weeks before that, too.
If, like us, you've been enjoying some downtime over the Christmas and New Year holidays, here's your quickest way to get back up to speed with Naked Security, from 17 December 2012 to 06 January 2013.
Hacking and scams
Law and order
Malware and exploits
OS and software
Privacy and online safety
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