Week in security: As Black Friday deals wind up, nation-state cybercrims are changing focus

Retailers are well aware that the increasing levels of transactions over the Black Friday-to-Cyber Monday long shopping weekend make them vulnerable to fraud and malware – and the actual levels of compromise will soon become clear in the wake of warnings that online shoppers were being targeted with malicious mobile apps and web sites. In another reminder about the inadvertent risks of holiday tech, there were warnings that a $30 smartwatch for kids was vulnerable to leaking details about the kids’ locations due to a poor security design.

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