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Got Pwned? PwnedList.com Knows

With more and more victims of identity theft minted every day, figuring out if you’re one of the unlucky masses with a leaked email password is yeoman’s work. Now one security researcher is trying to make it easy with PwnedList.com, a Web site that collects leaked and stolen data, then tells Internet users whether their information is in it.

Does Microsoft Need Bug Bounties?

The threats and attacks may have changed in the last decade, but one thing has remained constant: software giant Microsoft doesn’t pay for vulnerabilities. Never has. Never will. Even as rivals like Mozilla and Google have introduced bug bounty program, the Redmond Washington giant has stuck doggedly with a position it articulated almost a decade ago, refusing to offer monetary rewards for information on software holes. But security experts say that position may have to change.

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