Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time.
• Naked Security scoops top honours at European Security Blogger Awards
• Podcast SSCC 107 – Hostgator, Safari, Java, pwning planes with Android, and Facebook Home
Hacking and scams
• 50,000,000 usernames and passwords lost as LivingSocial “special offers” site hacked
• Associated Press Twitter hack spreads fake White House bomb story, pushes down Dow Jones
• Beware Twitter “password check” sites – there are fakes, and there are fake fakes!
Law and order
• Suspect in massive Spamhaus DDoS attack arrested in Spain
• How effective are data breach penalties? Are ever-bigger fines enough?
• “Government seeks a warrant to hack” – US judge gives his decision
• Former Reuters editor Matthew Keys pleads not guilty to giving logins to Anonymous
• Why facial recognition couldn’t identify Boston bombing suspects
Malware and exploits
• Mac malware found in malformed Word documents – is China to blame?
• The Redkit malware exploit gang has a message for security blogger Brian Krebs
• New incoming fax message is actually malware – be on your guard!
• Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army
• Viber flaw bypasses lock screen to give full access to Androids
OS and software
• Yet another unpatched security hole found in Java
Privacy and online safety
• US child abuse image suspect shielded from decrypting hard drives
• Google tightens up Play Store policy, officially bans “off-market” updates
• 55% of net users use the same password for most, if not all, websites. When will they learn?
• XKCD cartoon reminds users to log out for better security
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