The Voice of America looks at the possibility of large-scale cyber war prompted by Russian incursions into Ukraine.
Cyber vandalism is among the minor aftershocks of Algeria's elections.
Most sites have patched the Heartbleed vulnerability, but it remains a lingering if diminishing risk. Investment News polls eight major financial firms. Seven of them report no risk; only one recommends a password change. The fledgling US Healthcare.gov site, on the other hand, warns its users to change their login credentials. FireEye's Mandiant unit discloses a bit more about an exploit it discovered in the wild late last week: it's said to have affected the virtual private network of an unnamed "major" company known for its "sophisticated attack detection systems." Cyber criminals will continue to squeeze the last drops of opportunity from Heartbleed as long as they're there to be had.
Dark Reading offers a useful overview of the pluses and minuses of password managers.
Network Time Protocol (NTP) amplification proves an easy-to-use denial-of-service method.
Avast reports a WordPress plugin vulnerability that particularly affects mobile visitors.
An Android Trojan being sold on the black market is designed to bypass banks' two-factor authentication.
Security experts talk compliance and see too much human intervention for too little security payoff.
In the US, the Department of Homeland Security gets privacy praise from the ACLU.
Presidential intelligence panel members Clarke and Swire weigh in on whether security services ought to stockpile or disclose vulnerabilities. (They advocate disclosure.)
Snowden's interview with Putin gets tepid reviews from journalists.