Monday review – the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

It’s that time of the week again – here’s your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.

General interest

Lack of Chip and PIN technology leaves US shoppers and diners at risk from hackers

(Podcast) SSCC 108 – WW2 crypto, Bitcoin mining, internet cameras, password breaches

Syria disappears off the face of the internet

Hacking and scams

An unholy alliance – Fake Anti-Virus, meet Bogus Support Call!

Seriously, this is how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Law and order

“Casher crew” from global $45m cyberheist busted in New York – 1 dead, 7 face trial

Subway multimillion-dollar hack ringleader pleads guilty

Pentagon OKs Androids, BlackBerrys for soldiers

Alleged “SpyEye” mastermind extradited to US

Malware and exploits

A closer look at the malicious Redkit exploit kit

Social networks

Indian Navy gets ready to dismiss officers for posting ship movements on Facebook


British cryptographic hacking from WW2 – how well would *you* have done?

OS and software

May Patch Tuesday coming up – Microsoft still not sure if latest 0-day fix will make the cut

Microsoft rushes out CVE-2013-1347 “Fix it” for the latest Internet Explorer zero-day

Privacy and online safety

Snapchat images that have “disappeared forever” stay right on your phone…

Nordstrom tracking customer movement via smartphones’ WiFi sniffing suffers breach, credit card data accessed, encryption in place (phew!)

Google’s Schmidt: what we need is an internet “Delete” button

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