Cisco announces success against Angler exploit kit infrastructure.
Vulnerability researchers find problems with Huawei 4G USB modems. Others complain about Microsoft allegedly transmitting OneDrive userids in the clear.
Appthority thinks the XCodeGhost infection of iOS devices is much larger than initially thought, approaching 500 apps and 2 million users. The infestation is so far largely confined to China, but many fear that will change soon.
Google is working to confine and purge Kemoge adware from PlayStore. Softpedia glumly predicts that Apple and Google app issues will soon be followed by similar Microsoft problems.
Hacking "vigilantes" who say they installed unsought "Wifatch" software to help secure routers are talking to Symantec. They call themselves "The White Team," and say they hacked for "learning," "understanding," "fun," and "security." Expressing a twinge of regret for fooling with resources that aren't theirs, they insist they're altruists acting for the greater good.
Buying cyber coverage necessarily involves disclosing a great deal of sensitive data, and such sharing would be among activities soon to be affected by this week's European Court of Justice decision to void the EU's longstanding Safe Harbor agreement. The decision essentially opens enterprises that hold or transmit personal information to litigation in European national courts. The US Government naturally thinks the matter wrongly decided. Whatever the final issue turns out to be, data will have to be handled with new care, and borders will rise in the Internet.
Observers suggest hopes of a Sino-American golden age of cyber cooperation will be disappointed.