Monday review – the hot 20 stories of the week

Catch up with all the security news from the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time.

General interest

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!

Social networks

Twitter plays cat-and-mouse with hackers of the Syrian Electronic Army

Mobile devices

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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