Google plans to offer more than $2.7 million in potential rewards in the next iteration of its Pwnium hacking competition at this year’s CanSecWest conference in Vancouver.
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The Wysopal name has been on vulnerability advisories for better than 20 years now, and it doesn’t look like that is going to end anytime soon. But the name on those advisories in the future may be Renee rather than Chris Wysopal. Chris, one of the founding member of the L0pht hacking collective and now[…]
Dennis Fisher talks with Katie Moussouris of Microsoft about her childhood exploits with Commodore 64 programming, ignoring her Barbies, growing up as a hacker, her days as a pen tester and the challenges of working on security at Microsoft.
D-Link is in the process of developing a patch for a serious security vulnerability in some of its older routers that essentially functions as a backdoor.
The Google domain for Malaysia was hijacked on Thursday night, redirecting visitors to a page that said a group called Madleets from Pakistan had performed the attack.
Dennis Fisher talks with Marc Maiffret about his teenage years as a phone phreaker and BBS denizen, the early years of the vulnerability research scene, the Code Red worm and its aftermath and how the security scene has changed in the past 15 years.
New documents leaked by Edward Snowden quantify the resources supporting an extensive intelligence community crypto-cracking program.
Dennis Fisher talks with Jeremiah Grossman about his days cobbling together old x8s machines, designing Web sites in the heyday of the spinning GIF, becoming Yahoo’s first hacker and then founding WhiteHat Security.
Like most major Web and software companies, Facebook receives a lot of bug reports. As one researcher learned recently, not all bugs are created equal, and Facebook doesn’t like people messing with its users–or its executives.
Dennis Fisher talks with Rich Mogull of Securosis about his days as a teen wannabe hacker, his meandering path through Navy ROTC, software development, near miss with medical school, mountain rescues and his life as a security industry analyst.