Monday review – the hot 24 stories of the week

It’s Monday again, so here’s a quick way to get yourself up to date with everything we’ve written in the last seven days.


Anatomy of a cryptographic oracle – the BREACH attack

Android random number flaw implicated in Bitcoin thefts

General interest

Who is SophosLabs: Peter Szabo, Senior Threat Researcher

Will insurance firms be the big winners in cyber security?

Winners of the BH2013 #sophospuzzle – and how to solve it!

Hacking and scams

California escrow firm shuttered after $1.5M cybertheft

‘Hack Facebook’ works great – on YOU, not the other guy

NSA cutting 90% of sysadmin jobs to beef up security

Law and order

Freedom Hosting arrest linked to Tor privacy compromise

Latvia blocking extradition of Gozi malware writer

Malware and exploits

So you thought it was safe to go back in the water (closet)?

OpenX ad servers “pre-compromised” – backdoor in official distro

Android “Master Key” vulnerability – more malware

Infecting iOS, OpenX, Android – 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Mobile devices

Saga of a stolen iPhone, as told by auto-uploaded selfies

OS and software

Firefox 23.0 is out – fixes, features, frustration

Security flaw with a difference – the Xerox scanner “feature”

Privacy and online safety

Hacker doxes intimate email from Colin Powell

Ok, who uses their pet’s name as their password?

Daily Mail readers wince as Mail Online coughs up PII

Is this Snapchat clone really an end to Facebook embarrassment?

Chrome, Firefox display plain-text passwords with a few clicks

Secure webmail service Lavabit suspends operation

Encrypted email service Silent Circle silences email

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