Re: Fed up with these nonstop security issues
"Nowadays, every time I see another (alleged) major security issue splashed all over the Internet I just chuckle and carry on with life."
This is dangerous thinking. Some of these nonstop security issues can be used to disrupt essential services such as utilities (power, water, internet), large facilities (airports, refineries, food distribution warehouses). Some security issues have been in the toolkits of nation-state and criminal enterprises long before they became public. With increased attention to the social media activities of nation-state and criminal enterprises, the use of stolen accounts for such activities is increasing. The US Government is so busy denying that nation-state hacking contributed to the current post-turtle president's election victory and distractions such as the "border emergency" that it has neglected cyber security for essential services. A key element in the US elections was use of social media to enhance existing divisions. Europe too is dealing with divisions between left, center, and right wing elements, separatists (Spain), racism, etc.
It is quite possible that the only reason we haven't seen more large scale attacks is competition among nation-states and criminal enterprises for control of key assets.
Security is hard, and requires ongoing diligence. Too many businesses have been given a free pass due to lack of penalties for peddling shoddy implementations. Cell phone batteries that catch fire are recognized as a danger to the public. Mistakes in widely used encryption tools have the potential to be used for crippling attacks. This is a clear and present danger and nothing to chuckle at.