India worries it will be caught in a coming Russo-American cyber "crossfire" triggered by tension over Russian incursions into Ukraine.
Europe Online notes a level of nuisance achieved by OpIsrael, but on balance calls the action a fizzle. An Indian vigilante hacktivist appears to have downed a major Pakistani Taliban site.
Such regional tensions aside, the major news today is the disclosure of "Heartbleed," a vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library. Heartbleed exposes information normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption, rendering it vulnerable to snooping. Among the data particularly at risk are private keys, usernames, and passwords. Some of the more famous sites known to be leaky are Yahoo Mail, Lastpass, OpenSSL, and the principal FBI site. Information at SecureDrop (a service popular with journalists) is also at risk. A fix is out: OpenSSL 1.0.1g.
Google has removed a bogus (and malicious) security app, "Virus Shield," from its Google Play store, but not before Virus Shield achieved best-seller status.
Trend Micro has an interesting overview on cyber criminals' infestation of the Dark Web.
It's Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft Windows XP officially enters the afterlife, its passing marked by advice on how to mitigate the risks its expiration brings.
Yahoo closes a Flickr privacy hole.
The US and China cyber talks are under way, and Forbes thinks their purpose (from the US point-of-view) is as much deterrence as reassurance.
The US Supreme Court declines to fast-track a surveillance review: SCOTUS will let the issue work its way up through lower courts.