More than a week of unrest in Turkey is, predictably, accompanied by the cyber-rioting one has come to expect in such situations. (It's also following the transnational pattern established in Syria and elsewhere.)
Threatpost reports on how (and why) peer-to-peer botnets are peculiarly resistant to takedown, and what this suggests for mitigation tactics. Georgia Tech researchers demonstrate iOS devices' vulnerability to arbitrary software injection—they used a modified charger in the exploit.
A new privilege escalation platform is observed in the wild. A new crimeware black market opens, offering access to compromised PCs. Elcomsoft finds problems with Apple security: briefly, files stored in iCloud appear poorly protected.
Ambivalent news from the US FBI: the Bureau broke a hard disk's encryption in "mere weeks," good insofar as it got the Bureau a warrant against a child pornographer, but less good inasmuch as it suggests that hard disk encryption is newly vulnerable. Businesses might want to consider adding additional layers of encryption to protect invaluable data.
Industry observers note that employees tend to place company information on personal devices as well as into cloud services. Some also note that BYOD has become a distraction that impedes clear thinking about the implications of mobile technology. (Security tends to increase what Clausewitz called "friction," thus inevitably tending to produce tension with operational needs. And no quick technological fixes are in prospect—quantum cryptography and biometrics bring challenges and vulnerabilities of their own.)
As a Sino-American summit approaches, both parties struggle toward a cyber modus vivendi.