ISIS opens up a new recruitment tool: a first-person shooter game, "Call of Jihad." An obvious "Call of Duty," knock-off, it remains to be seen how successfully gaming can bear the jihadist message. That message's expression can be complicated: see, for example, Brookings' thought on how it's refracted through social media.
Westchester County officials say it's news to them that the Feds detected Iranian probing of that small dam in Rye, New York. Their reaction suggests (unsurprisingly) that inter-government cyber threat information sharing may still suffer implementation issues.
Investigation into the Juniper backdoor now points toward a less-than-satisfactory random number generator once advocated by NSA. Cisco is inspecting its own code for similar issues (and finds none, so far) and observers expect other companies to undertake comparable self-examination.
The Spy Banker Trojan courses through Brazil via Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Joomla 2.3.7 is out, and includes important security patches.
You may soon see a new error code in your browser. Joining 403 ("Forbidden") and 404 ("Not found"), 451 will tell you that "legal obstacles" (essentially, if not exclusively, censorship) prevent you from viewing content.
Internet privacy, censorship, and surveillance rules are enacted or mooted in China, the EU, the UK, and the US.
As Christmas approaches, the Hello Kitty and VTech hacks give parents the willies. And security companies offer much holiday-specific advice. You should, for example, make sure that any old device you're replacing with a new gift is securely wiped before you sell, toss, or give it away.