The Sochi Olympics open Friday. Islamist groups in the Caucasus continue to circulate threats of large-scale cyber attacks, but none have yet been reported.
Israeli authorities remain mum over Seculert's report that some IDF machines had been hacked. In Turkey, RedHack protests the government with attacks on telecom providers.
GameOver Zeus is now being encrypted to bypass perimeter defense systems.
Researchers repeat warnings of a "brewing" cross-platform Java denial-of-service exploit.
Windows XP, as everyone knows, is to be retired this spring, with security support ending in April. Unfortunately its usage increased last month, and it remains in widespread use as an ATM and point-of-sale operating system. Users (and especially their customers) are advised to look to their security.
Last week's attack on Yahoo highlights risks of reusing credentials, prompting fresh consideration of identity management.
As Target's CFO prepares to testify before a US Congressional committee on the retailer's recent data breach, security deficiencies are reported in the company's Red Card.
Hotel management company White Lodging is investigating a possible data breach.
Microsoft and the Bank of England independently call for more cyber security collaboration. (Legal, regulatory, and commercial pressures will combine to put a premium on anonymous information sharing.)
IBM may be mulling selling its software-defined networking unit. Dell is said to be considering layoffs. The fate of Kodak's patent portfolio offers lessons on IP valuation. Microsoft has its new CEO.
"Zero-knowledge" proof techniques may have crypto implications.
The East West Institute calls for an international nuclear cyber security regime.