After years of saying that the company didn’t need a bug bounty program, Microsoft is starting one. The company today will announce the start of a new program that will pay security researchers up to $100,000 for serious vulnerabilities and as much as $50,000 for new defensive techniques that help protect against those flaws.
Researchers in Germany discovered a weakness in how iOS generates default passwords for mobile hotspots.
Saying that inaccurate media reports about the PRISM program have damaged the company’s reputation, Google has asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for permission to publish the number of requests the company gets for user data under various parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Citing the First Amendment, Google’s lawyers say that there is[...]
Oracle released 40 patches on Tuesday for Java, most of them fixing remotely executable vulnerabilities in the browser plug-in.
Last week BlackBerry released a security update resolving an escalation of privilege vulnerability that existed in “BlackBerry Protect” enabled devices running version 10.0.10.261 and earlier operating systems. The company claims that version 10.0.9.2743 is not affected and that they have found no evidence of attackers exploiting this vulnerability in the wild.