Weekend news review: July 28-August 1

"Companies accused of peddling bogus AV ordered to pay $5.1M"

"Companies accused of peddling bogus AV ordered to pay $5.1M"

A federal court in New York issued default judgments against 14 companies and individuals who allegedly operated the scams. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1ogKJmV" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"EFF asks court to find NSA internet spying a violation of Fourth Amendment"

"EFF asks court to find NSA internet spying a violation of Fourth Amendment"

Complete with a colorful graphic, the EFF showed a federal court how the NSA essentially runs a digital dragnet that can pick up innocent Americans. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1nSmAHS" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Vulnerability impacting multiple versions of Android could enable device takeover"

"Vulnerability impacting multiple versions of Android could enable device takeover"

Researchers with Bluebox, who uncovered the vulnerability, dubbed it "Fake ID" because it enables the identity of trusted applications to be copied. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/Xbfy78" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"HP tests 10 popular IoT devices, most raise privacy concerns"

"HP tests 10 popular IoT devices, most raise privacy concerns"

In a study, HP Fortify tested 10 popular Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including TVs, webcams and device control hubs. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/XeDYfK" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Breach index: Encryption used in 4 percent of Q2 incidents"

"Breach index: Encryption used in 4 percent of Q2 incidents"

Out of the 237 disclosed data breaches last quarter, encryption was used in only 10 instances. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1kooBfF" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"OTI report exposes economic costs of NSA spying"

"OTI report exposes economic costs of NSA spying"

A report from New America OTI found that the NSA surveillance program has had a chilling effect on U.S. commerce and foreign policy. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1nb9NLU" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Latest Citadel trick allows RDP access after malware's removal"

"Latest Citadel trick allows RDP access after malware's removal"

Trusteer, an IBM company, said the new Citadel configuration was detected this month. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1nZcSoh" target="_blank">Read more</a>
"Nearly 600 U.S. businesses compromised by 'Backoff' POS malware"

"Nearly 600 U.S. businesses compromised by 'Backoff' POS malware"

Attackers are brute-forcing remote desktop software to infect point-of-sale devices with relatively new malware known as Backoff. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://bit.ly/1s9WnVw" target="_blank">Read more</a>

This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) requested that a court find the National Security Agency (NSA) in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and a separate court case fined 14 companies more than $5 million for trying to sell fake anti-virus tools. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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