Moxie Marlinspike claims the Saudi government is looking for ways of monitoring encrypted Internet communications. Elsewhere in the Middle East the US Government believes it sees increased attempts to penetrate US power companies.
Bloomberg discloses accidental Internet posting of traders' private messages.
The Philippines-Taiwan cyber riot (prompted by a Taiwanese fisherman's death in an encounter with the Philippine Coast Guard) continues.
Symantec sees Francophone organizations prepped to receive malware by a phone call asking them to check an invoice. Sophos reports bogus Amazon messages in the UK—they carry a Trojan payload.
The cyber criminal economy continues to mirror its legitimate counterpart: there's now an online recruiting service for money mules.
The recent watering hole attack on the US Department of Labor (now found to have extended to the Agency for International Development) was more sophisticated than initially thought. It appears to have served as reconnaissance for subsequent attacks (yet to be executed).
A denial-of-service attack on a testing service delays statewide exams in Indiana (US) schools.
In cyber trends, analysts mull the prospects of "threat-centric" and offensive approaches to security. RAND, which was present at the creation of nuclear deterrence, publishes an appreciation of the feasibility of cyber deterrence.
Adobe and Microsoft will both release patches later today.
Politico reports that US Defense Secretary Hagel will announce civilian furloughs sometime today. The UK Ministry of Defense weighs a major acquisition overhaul.
Endpoint vulnerabilities prompt new interest in app sandboxing and anthropomorphic security.
New Zealand discusses its emerging cyber policy.