Monday review – the hot 22 stories of the week

In case you missed any recent stories, here’s everything we wrote in the last seven days.

General interest

How do you know if an anti-virus test is any good?

Vote for Naked Security in the European Security Blogger Awards!

Sophos Techknow – Two-factor Authentication [PODCAST]

Hacking and scams

Anatomy of a phish – how to spot a Man-in-the-Middle attack, and other security tips

FAA and security researchers at odds over airplane hack security

Syrian Electronic Army hacks NPR, vandalizes headlines

Uncool hacker blamed for unrevealing swimsuit photos of singer Victoria Justice

Law and order

Hosting company Hostgator hacked, suspect arrested after being “rooted with his own rootkit”

Pirate Bay co-founder charged with hacking offences, attempt to steal money from bank accounts

Hacker pleads guilty to attacks on UK Police, Oxbridge university websites

Malware and exploits

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Texas explosion news to spread malware

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Social networks

Goodbye to spam, er, @spam, on Twitter

Facebook launches privacy campaign to protect teens

Seriously folks, you should know that Facebook warning about a virus *burning* your hard disk is bunk

OS and software

Apple updates Safari, gives better control over Java applets

Oracle and Apple ship critical Java updates – get yours today!

Researcher rewarded over $30,000 for nailing three Chrome OS security flaws

Privacy and online safety

8 tips for a security incident handling plan

You won’t believe how crazy this password infomercial is (and neither did Ellen DeGeneres)

Snapchat sexting spam – how to stop messages from Honey Crush 9 and her friends

How to plan what will happen to your private Google data after you die

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