This week was dominated by the government's spending plans, and the IT security sphere was no different. First up on our round-up list is yet another high level acknowledgement of the threat to the UK of cyber attack.
This time it was UK home secretary Theresa May who confirmed that the government is aware of the threat of sophisticated terror attacks designed to take out the country's national infrastructure
Then the following day, prime minister David Cameron pledged a further £500m to help the UK defend against the growing threat of cyber attacks.
Cameron argued that the rise in "unconventional threats" had made an increase in spending on cyber defences necessary.
Also this week, Panda Security launched an anti-virus product designed to protect popular Apple products including the iPhone and iPad.
The Spanish security firm said that Panda Antivirus for Mac can counter the increasing threats targeted at Apple products.
Mozilla and Google, meanwhile, released updates designed to shore up their respective browsers.
The Firefox update includes fixes for nine security flaws, including five remote code execution vulnerabilities. If exploited, such flaws can allow attackers to remotely install malware on a targeted system without user notification.
The Chrome update, meanwhile, patches 10 flaws in multiple versions of the browser, including two unique to the Linux version.
There was bad news for Apple, though, after a security flaw was uncovered in its FaceTime for Mac video chat tool just one day after its introduction.
The application reportedly fails properly to conceal account information relating to the Apple ID service, putting users at risk of account theft in certain situations.
And finally, security vendor Stonesoft claimed this week to have discovered a dangerous new category of threat which could render network security tools useless.
So-called 'advanced evasion techniques' use different methods in virtually limitless combinations to avoid detection by 99 per cent of current products on the market, according to the vendor.
The firm argued that a "clear rethink" is needed in the network security industry to combat such threats.
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