It has been another doozy of a week in the security community. Over the past seven days we've seen everything from fresh Freak and Poodle-level security flaws to retail data breaches emerge.
Here to help ensure you don't miss any key insights or headlines in the white noise of security news, we've collated the biggest news and developments you should know about.
CERT UK turns one
As hard as it is to believe CERT UK celebrated its first birthday this week. Eager to celebrate, the government released details about what the team's been up to, including chronicles of CERT UK's battle with Heartbleed and the Zeus malware.
Logjam freaks out the security community
Adding fresh weight to white hats' demands for the government to cease its anti-encryption plans, this week saw the discovery of yet another major "Freak-level" security flaw.
Dubbed Logjam, the flaw in theory leaves tens of thousands of web and mail servers open to man-in-the-middle attacks and has been cited by members of the security community as proof of the need for better, not worse encryption tools.
Google and Facebook want the US government to back off
White hats weren't the only group spitting razors at the government over its encryption plans this week.
On Tuesday over 140 companies including Apple, Google and Microsoft, sent a letter to the White House protesting legislation that would let spooks legally collect and decrypt data from smartphones and "other communications devices".
Bettys Yorkshire tearoom has crumby security
Adding to the sea of data breaches to occur this year, on Wednesday Yorkshire tearoom chain Bettys admitted suffering a data breach that compromised over 120,000 customers' data.
Bettys said the breach occurred because of an "industry-wide software weakness" that let hackers "illegally gain access to our customer data". Whether or not this is the case, the incident is sure to leave a bitter taste in many customers' mouths.
A revamped computer science GCSE with security at its core is on the horizon
For years the security community has called for the government to give cyber more emphasis in secondary school education.
This week they had some success in this endeavour as the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) examination board pitched a revamped computer science GCSE curriculum that places cyber security at its core.
The NSA wants to use Google Android app servers to spy on enemies
Adding to the growing pile of leaks resulting from Snowden, this week reports broke that the NSA attempted to hijack control of Google and Samsung Android app stores' servers in a bid to leverage them for hostile man-in-the-middle attacks on smartphone and tablet users.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
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