The campaign against the Scottish Parliament's email services continues. Defenses are said to be holding firm.
India's National Informatics Centre's flawed eHospital app has exposed Aadhaar numbers to a free Android app, Mygov, whose developer was arrested in late July. Aadhaar is a twelve-digit personally identifying number linked to biometric information; most adult Indians are enrolled in the government program.
Hijacked Chrome extensions are being purged, but malicious software proved surprisingly effective at evading security checks established to catch such attacks routinely. Morphus Labs warns that one of the malicious extensions is particularly active in Brazil, where criminals are phoning marks and telling them to install it as an update to their bank's security module.
Governments turn a cold eye toward foreign-made software and hardware. In the US, Kaspersky remains under (controversial) suspicion over alleged connections with Russian intelligence services. India has told a number of Chinese device manufacturers to give proof of security and appropriate data handling if they expect to continue to do business in the subcontinent. And in Russia the Security Council head warns that widely used foreign software is implicated in longstanding Western plots to destabilize the country.
The Brown Shirt wannabes of the Daily Stormer find fewer places to operate online, but as always extremism continues to find its outlets. Some vigilantism directed against the unsympathetic Stormer is hitting innocent and sympathetic targets: uninvolved people are being doxed and threatened because someone thought they looked like some guys reenacting Triumph of the Will in Virginia.