9/11 passed without significant cyber damage, although AnonGhost did succeed in defacing some Israeli sites, and the US FBI warns banks to look out for attacks that may trail the anniversary by a few days. Nothing new from the Syrian Electronic Army, either.
Tension between India and Pakistan finds expression in cyber rioting, with defacements of Indian websites in Bahrain and continuing discontent among Internet café habitués (described in journalese straight from Graham Greene).
Multiplayer online games are beginning to provide infrastructure for denial–of–service attacks, and these affect businesses quite uninterested in the games themselves.
Slashdot reports a vulnerability in Amazon Web Services exploitable via Windows flaws. Blue Coat offers a look at Pushdo evasion tactics.
Vodaphone suffers a major data breach to an insider. A US Army officer wonders how the chain–of–command failed to recognize another famous insider threat—Bradley Manning—despite ample indications of trouble.
Facebook's Zuckerberg and Yahoo's Meyer review (unfavorably) their interactions with the US Government over surveillance requests.
Reviews of the iPhone's new fingerprint feature are worth reading by anyone interested in password alternatives.
In the US, NIST reopens its encryption standard to review and comment, and "strongly recommends" that SP 800-90A's Dual_EC_DRBG no longer be used. British researchers report a "breakthrough" in multi–party computation with cryptographic implications.
An emerging consensus holds that privacy safeguards were too complex, the data too big, for US surveillance agencies to handle properly.
The US 9th Circuit rules that unencrypted Wi–Fi transmissions are protected from wiretapping: lawyer up before wardriving.