Social networking giant Facebook has finally boarded the bug bounty bandwagon. The company announced late last week they’ll award $500 for each bug to those who share information about flaws that could compromise the site’s privacy. The news confirms rumors that began to bubble at a Hack in the Box security conference back in May.
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Officials at the Department of Homeland Security warned lawmakers this week that
we may not have seen the last of Stuxnet, the infamous worm
that wound its way through SCADA systems
just over a year ago.
Blue Coat’s Senior malware researcher Chris Larsen has pulled data from the company’s Mid-Year Security Report for an infographic on malware networks. Read on to get an idea of some of the larger networks, their points of entry and a list of prevention techniques.
EMC Corporation announced via an earnings call Tuesday that it
spent $66 million during the second quarter on its security firm division RSA to
recover from a cyberattack that compromised their SecurID product in March,
according to a post on the Washington Post’s Post Tech blog.
Call it the Real Name Rapture: the mass disappearance of untold numbers of Google+ users over the weekend for what many outlets reported were violations of Google’s community standards policy.
Web applications are attacked every two minutes and at some times can experience upwards to 25,000 attacks an hour according to a report published by security firm Imperva today.As part of its continuing Hacker Intelligence initiative, Imperva’s Application Defense Center (ADC) released their Web Application Attack Report after analyzing six months of web traffic and more than 10 million attacks from December 2010 to May 2011. The study also followed onion router (TOR) traffic.
Along with the release of their new Lion OS X, Apple has issued a new version of its Safari browser for Mac and Windows users, pushing version 5.1 and 5.0.6 to patch a boatload of security holes, some of which are critical.
Google’s new social network is growing fast, with more than 10 million users in its first week of operation. That’s not too bad for an invite-only Closed Beta release! The new social network is also a hit with users, unlike previous efforts like Orkut and Buzz.
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra warned of “an IT cartel” of vendors in a discussion with President Barack Obama and his scientific advisors on Friday, according to a report from Network World.
If you access Google+ using your Android phone, photos and videos you take are automatically uploaded to Google’s cloud via a new tool called Instant Upload. Don’t worry – photos aren’t shared by default, but are stored on a private Picasa Web folder for future sharing. Instant Upload is a fine idea – for a minority of users – but its enabled by default and may take a lot of new G+ users unaware.