Threatpost News Wrap, January 8, 2016

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the week in news: How the Dutch are opening encryption with open arms, the end of support for IE 8, 9, and 10, and the latest bounty offered up by Zerodium.

$14k and Counting for iPhone 5S Touch ID Hack

A group of researchers, hackers, and other security enthusiast are pooling their money together and offering it as a bounty to the first person that can successfully crack the Touch ID fingerprint authentication mechanism on Apple’s recently released iPhone 5S.

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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