Catch up with everything we’ve written in the last seven days – it’s weekly roundup time.
• 60 Second Security [VIDEO]
• Sophos RED scoops “Protector Award” at this year’s AusCERT conference
• Cyber security in US power system suffering from reactive, self-policed rules
• SSCC 109 – Laptop theft, money mules, LulzSec, Microsoft and more [PODCAST]
• AusSHIRT 2013 – the #sophospuzzle instructions in full
Hacking and scams
• Cybercrooks siphon $800,000 from US fuel distribution firm
• Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists
• 22 million user IDs may be in the hands of hackers, after Yahoo Japan security breach
Law and order
• Vermont slaps patent troll with first-ever suit of its kind
• NYPD detective charged with hiring email hackers to break into colleagues’ personal accounts
• Blogger threatened with $1 billion suit for writing about allegedly predatory publisher
• Congress asks Google if and how it’s protecting privacy with Glass
Malware and exploits
• Breakfast malware at Tiffany’s? Trojan horses spammed out widely
• Small businesses beware! Point-of-sale malware is after you
• Inside the “PlugX” malware with SophosLabs – a fascinating journey into a malware factory
• Why Twitter’s two-factor authentication isn’t going to stop media organisations from being hacked
• It’s VKontakte, *not* Vikontakte. Twitter phishing, Soviet-style
Privacy and online safety
• Only 36% of small firms apply security patches. No wonder cybercrooks are stealing their cash
• Microsoft is reading Skype messages
• Three wireless security myths – busted!
• DDoS-for-hire service is legal and even lets FBI peek in, says a guy with an attorney
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