Security was a big theme this week, with researchers finding another critical Java vulnerability as well as a command-and-control setup called "Red October" that has been spying on governments. Google also tackled new approaches to the password, using a physical cryptographic card. Our stories this week were wide-ranging, however, so check out the list below to see if you missed any.
$5,000 will buy you access to another, new critical Java vulnerability (Updated)
Fix Oracle rushed out three days ago was "incomplete," researchers say.
Time Warner, net neutrality foes cry foul over Netflix Super HD demands
Super HD, 3D content only available to subs whose ISPs play nicely with Netflix.
Massive espionage malware targeting governments undetected for 5 years
"Red October" command-and-control setup more sophisticated than that of Flame.
Google looks to kill the password using tiny cryptographic card
Search giant experiments with YubiKey card to automatically log in users.
Is Dell looking to kill PCs with “Project Ophelia”?
Push to go private may be to refocus Dell's client strategy on PC-on-a-stick.
The NRA's new shooting app isn't the hypocritical PR disaster it seems
Practice Range could serve as a helpful distraction for the gun lobby.
With licensing and cost issues, can Thunderbolt break out of its niche?
Enthusiasm may have waned, but the technology should continue to spread in 2013.
“We’ve lost a fighter”: Hundreds gather to mourn Aaron Swartz
"Pushed to his death by his government," lamented his father.
FBI to ACLU: Nope, we won't tell you how, when, or why we track you
In the wake of the Jones decision, FBI refuses to release search-related memos.
Did President Obama just order the government to study video game violence?
Despite Obama's mention of games, policy in gun control address is more nuanced.