The Office of Personnel Management was warned as recently as November of numerous system vulnerabilities and governance weaknesses.
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Bug bounties and rewards programs provide researchers with a measure of income, and if the proposed Wassenaar rules are implemented in the U.S., that initiatives could be adversely impacted.
The OPM hack may indeed extend to security clearance data, in addition to personal information belonging to four million federal workers.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss Facebook’s moves toward encrypted notifications and SHA-2 usage, the audit of GitHub SSH keys and the awesome OpenSesame garage door hack from Samy Kamkar.
Tesla Motors has started a bug bounty program that will pay researchers up to $1,000 for disclosing vulnerabilities.
It may be time to upgrade your garage door opener. Security researcher Samy Kamkar has developed a new technique that enables him to open almost any garage door that uses a fixed code–and he implemented it on a $12 child’s toy.
A zero-day vulnerability has been disclosed in the popular Unity Web Player browser plugin. The flaw allows an attacker crossdomain access to websites and services using the victim’s credentials.
Researchers who discovered a half-dozen vulnerabilities in the free Hola VPN said today that fixes rolled out by Hola do not address the security issues they identified.
Influential security researchers have begun publishing their comments, objections and concerns regarding the proposed U.S. export control rules under the Wassenaar Arrangement.
Users of the Internal Revenue Service’s Get Transcript service are at risk for identity theft after hackers accessed tax records belonging to more than 100,000.