Pinterest has become the latest major Web property to start a bug bounty program, joining the Bugcrowd platform and offering researchers rewards of up to…a shirt. The site, which enables users to post photos, recipes and other information, announced the new reward program Tuesday. Company officials said that Pinterest was looking for more people to […]
The small, but growing, group of companies that supply so-called lawful intercept gear to intelligence agencies and law enforcement organizations around the world have operated mostly under the radar until very recently. Their products are used to record and scrutinize the communications of suspected criminals and terrorists, but now they’re finding that their products are […]
Siemens has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that affected many versions of its Rugged Operating System, software that runs on some of the company’s RuggedCom switches and serial-to-ethernet devices. The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to cause the Rugged OS software to crash by sendin specially crafted packets to the Web interface of a vulnerable device. […]
A handful of iPhone, iPad and Mac users, largely confined to Australia, awoke Tuesday to discover their devices had been taken hostage by ransomware.
The percentage of spam in email traffic in April came to 71.1%, which is 7.6 percentage points more than in the March.
The LulzSec hacker-turned-informant known as Sabu avoided any more jail time and was sentenced to time served on Tuesday for his part in leading several of the group’s attacks on high-profile targets. Hector Monsegur walked out of court in New York a free man, thanks to his cooperation with the FBI in identifying and tracking […]
Streaming music service Spotify reported a breach of its systems and data, and said updates will be limited to only its Android application.
The House Science and Technology Committee approved an amendment to the FIRST Act that would sever the NSA's relationship with NIST related to the development of cryptography standards.
Users in a particular rush to find love online are paying dearly as a popular referral service is flooded with spam bots promising to fulfill fantasies at a deceptively low price.
Researchers have discovered a new hybrid Trojan that combines elements of two of the more notorious crimeware strains of the last few years: Zeus and Carberp. It’s not uncommon for malware writers to steal bits and pieces of code from one another, but both Zeus and Carberp were once exclusively private tools, but the source […]
Three federal agencies crucial to critical infrastructure protection will be allowed to continue to voluntarily assess cyber risk, rather than force the development and implementation of additional regulations.