The Atlantic takes a look at the social media activists who are taking on ISIS with some counter-messaging. Compare and contrast their information operations with more traditional (albeit still online) media efforts mounted in the UK and Jordan.
The Republic of Korea is reluctantly concluding that last year's cyber attack on Seoul's subway system was a harbinger of worse to come from the DPRK.
An international team of researchers concludes the SHA-1 hashing algorithm is going to be vulnerable sooner than expected: collision attacks can be expected in a matter of months, and they won't be expensive to mount, either (about $75 thousand a pop, or roughly the cost of a collision repair or carpet cleaning franchise). Observers think the discovery should hasten SHA-1's retirement.
A firmware vulnerability in Netgear routers, disclosed by researchers some months ago but still unpatched, is reported to be under active exploitation in the wild.
More discussion of the Looppay breach, which the New York Times says is the work of the Chinese government. Its probable goal is either IP theft or reconnaissance of individuals by espionage services (or both).
Both Windows and Google app stores are bedeviled by fake apps.
Corporate VPNs are increasingly in attackers' crosshairs.
Cyber policies may help insurance companies work their way into the security services market.
One World Labs files for bankruptcy. LogMeIn buys LastPass, CyberArk acquires Viewfinity, and analysts speculate about what Dell would get if it buys EMC.
Uber thinks gig-economy competitor Lyft played rough in cyberspace.