While bounties have now become commonplace, simply offering one doesn’t guarantee any level of success for a vendor.
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Microsoft today launched the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program which will pay out a minimum of $500 for vulnerabilities found in its cloud services such as Office 365.
Scott Charney, the head of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing efforts, said that he was the one who decided it was time to move the TwC group in a new direction and integrate the security functions more deeply into the company as a whole.
In a move that has surprised many in the security community, Microsoft has disbanded its Trustworthy Computing unit, the group that was responsible for the pioneering work that helped reverse the company’s security reputation and make Windows a much more secure and reliable computing platform. The end of the TwC group comes as Microsoft is in[…]
Microsoft patched a disclosure leak in Internet Explorer that revealed whether EMET or other antimalware protections were running on a compromised computer.
Microsoft announced four bulletins are scheduled for the September Patch Tuesday release, along with new research on public vulnerability disclosures.
Microsoft re-released MS14-045 today two weeks after pulling it from Windows Update because the patch was causing system crashes and blue screens of death.
Facebook announced at USENIX its new Internet Defense Prize, a bounty that rewards researchers for defensive technologies that prevent vulnerabilities and mitigate attacks.
Rogue antivirus malware is on the decline, but a new, simpler version of that threat that simply redirects users to the site of a fake malware protection service has been infecting users around the world.
Facebook published numbers today that demonstrate the pervasiveness of encryption on the web; the social network said 95 percent of its notification emails are encrypted with Perfect Forward Secrecy, up from 29 percent in May.