Should you be reading this in Montana, be reassured that the zombie alert broadcast over KRTV's Emergency Alert System was a hacker's hoax.
More phishing campaigns go after banking credentials, and two familiar bad actors make a return: the Dorkbot worm is back on Skype and MSN Messenger, and the Kelihos botnet re-emerges in an improved, stealthier form.
Lucky Thirteen attacks described last week in an academic paper could appear in the wild. Adapting techniques used in last year's BEAST campaign would improve Lucky Thirteen's chances against TLS/SSL.
RSA researchers find Java zero-day exploits selling for $100,000 on the Russian black market. Oracle continues to work on fixes, and promises another patch next week.
Bit9 attributes its vulnerability to hacking to a failure to install its own whitelisting product on its own network. Bit9 is surely not the only security firm being probed by advanced attackers, and some voices in the industry call for more attack intelligence sharing.
Today is patch Tuesday—expect Microsoft to issue its monthly fixes later in the day.
Many trend stories, most of them gloomy, appear today. Sino-American relations remain murky: surely such major trading partners can't really be enemies, in the traditional sense, but things may be different in cyberspace. BYOD forces enterprise IT to deal with an unfamiliar consumer-driven device market, and people are unsure of how to handle security in a hybrid cloud.
US Federal budget sequestration is now seventeen days away, and agencies are preparing for deep cuts and extensive furloughs.