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Netherlands offers guidelines to work with hactivists

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The Dutch government's cyber security center has published guidelines that it hopes will encourage ethical hackers to disclose security vulnerabilities in a responsible way. "Persons who report an IT vulnerability have an important social responsibility," the Dutch ministry of Security and Justice said on Thursday, announcing guidelines for ethical...
Netherlands offers guidelines to work with hactivists

United Airlines reportedly spills passenger information

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An engineer for a company that scans websites for security vulnerabilities recently got a new perspective on the dangers of Web application bugs. While trying to purchase airline tickets from United.com, the site displayed the names of people he had never heard of. "Kind of scary, and nothing I had...
United Airlines reportedly spills passenger information

Teenage Hacker Scores $60,000 From Google For Discovering Security Issue In Chrome (Again)

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A teenage hacker who goes by the name of “Pinkie Pie” will receive $60,000 in prize money from Google, by producing the first Chrome vulnerability at the Hack in the Box conference on Wednesday. The exploit was discovered and successfully launched just ahead of the deadline for completion, according to early...
Teenage Hacker Scores $60,000 From Google For Discovering Security Issue In Chrome (Again)

Today's Scuttlebot: Security Bug Bounties and Better Translation

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Thursday's selection includes Facebook offering some popular postings from Election Day and a look at how some big companies hire hackers to find security vulnerabilities....
Today's Scuttlebot: Security Bug Bounties and Better Translation
ACLU asks feds to probe wireless carriers over Android security updates

BYOD 101: What are BYOD and the consumerization of IT?

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) refers to the trend of employees wanting to use their own smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the workplace. With the consumer mobile market exploding, analysts say organizations of all sizes must develop BYOD strategies or risk employee dissatisfaction and security vulnerabilities. What is driving BYOD?...
BYOD 101: What are BYOD and the consumerization of IT?

Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration

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The release of Firefox 16 may not have been as tidy as Mozilla would have liked it to be thanks to the security flaw that was discovered soon afterwards, but apparently that didn't have much of an effect on uptake of the new browser. That's according to research firm...
Mozilla unveils the Firefox Marketplace and Facebook integration

Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

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Google's recent upgrade of Chrome has sparked a new round of bogus updates of the Web browser from cybercriminals hoping to steal online banking credentials and perform other mayhem. Google released its upgrade Thursday, providing users with higher performing software and patching two-dozen security vulnerabilities. Because Google usually refreshes...
Bogus Chrome update offers shadow real updates

Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

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A built-in PDF viewer component based on JavaScript and HTML5 Web technologies has been added to the beta version of Firefox 19, Mozilla said Friday. The browser maker described the built-in PDF viewer as more secure and safer than proprietary PDF viewing plug-ins, like those installed by Adobe Reader...
Firefox's PDF viewer may boost security by boring hackers

Mozilla debuts in-browser PDF, patches 13 Firefox bugs

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Mozilla today released Firefox 19, adding a built-in PDF viewer to the browser and patching 13 security vulnerabilities....
Mozilla debuts in-browser PDF, patches 13 Firefox bugs
Firefox 16 adoption not hurt by security missteps
Oracle Adds More Jolt To Java Security Procedures

HTC settles with FTC over software security vulnerabilities

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The Federal Trade Commission announced Friday that HTC has agreed to settle a complaint filed against the company for its allegedly lax security practices that have potentially put millions of smartphone users at risk. [Read more]...
HTC settles with FTC over software security vulnerabilities

Google expands security bug bounty program to Chrome OS

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Google says its bug bounty program, which awards hefty cash rewards for privately reported security vulnerabilities in its Chrome browser and online services, has been such a success that the company will expand it to include Chrome OS. To date, Google has shelled out $729,000 under the program, which...
Google expands security bug bounty program to Chrome OS

Google revs up Chrome, crushes bugs

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Google on Thursday upgraded Chrome, improving the browser's start-up performance and patching two dozen security vulnerabilities....
Google revs up Chrome, crushes bugs
Google Crashes Facebook Home's Easy Updating Party, Now Requires All Play Apps To Be Updated Through The Play Store

Apple patches Safari, blocks outdated Flash Player

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Apple on Wednesday patched four security vulnerabilities in Safari and blocked outdated versions of Adobe's Flash Player from running in its browser....
Apple patches Safari, blocks outdated Flash Player
Web forum for iPhone developers hosted malware that hacked Facebook

RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

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RIM's own smartphones have been the target of many a "Mr. Blurrycam" snap, but a new feature could put an end to "inconspicuous" shooting, according to a patent issued today. The tool would be in line with the company's mission to protect corporations from security vulnerabilities, which include not...
RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

Oracle to release 86 security patches, 18 for MySQL

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Oracle is preparing to release 86 patches for security vulnerabilities in a wide span of its products, including 18 for MySQL database flaws....
Oracle to release 86 security patches, 18 for MySQL

Apple makes good on CEO's promise to expand iPhone 5's 4G carriers

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Apple today released iOS 6.1, the first major update for the mobile operating system since its September 2012 launch, patching 27 security vulnerabilities and adding 36 LTE carriers to the iPhone 5's support list....
Apple makes good on CEO's promise to expand iPhone 5's 4G carriers

To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools

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Software and SaaS security company Cenzic is today launching a new security product for mobile application developers which will allow for the testing of mobile apps on any platform – iOS, Android, J2ME, and more. The product will be the first that can test products without requiring developers to submit...
To Lock Down Mobile Apps, Cenzic Launches New App Testing Tools
Why security belongs to developers first

Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

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If you've got 99 security problems, odds are Microsoft's not one—or at least it's just a minority of them. In its annual review of software vulnerabilities, security software firm Secunia found that 86 percent of vulnerabilities discovered on systems scanned by its software in the 50 most popular Windows...
Most PC security problems come from unpatched third-party Windows apps

Microsoft fixes two critical flaws for April's Patch Tuesday

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In the latest round of security updates, Microsoft has released patches for nine security vulnerabilities, two of them considered "critical." [Read more]...
Microsoft fixes two critical flaws for April's Patch Tuesday

The Blackberry 10 rollout: Death by a thousand paper cuts

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It’s been only one month since the company formerly known as RIM publicly debuted the Blackberry 10 platform and corresponding flagship devices (on which its comeback hopes rest), and yet there are already serious cracks in its foundation. While the devices aren’t yet available for purchase in the US, early...
The Blackberry 10 rollout: Death by a thousand paper cuts

Boot up: Kindle Fire hype?, iPhone 5 blueprints, Hillsborough and tech, and more

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Plus 0xCharlie joins Twitter, voice control for ultrabooks, ITC clears Apple of Samsung charge, how to save NFC and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHacking legend Charlie Miller signs on with Twitter >> V3.co.ukLegendary hacker and security reacher Charlie...
Boot up: Kindle Fire hype?, iPhone 5 blueprints, Hillsborough and tech, and more

LulzSec hacker neuron pleads guilty to Sony Pictures security breach

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An Arizona man has admitted hacking a Sony Pictures website and making off with personal information for thousands of individuals as part of a campaign by the LulzSec collective. Raynaldo Rivera, who was 20 years old when he was arrested in August, made the admission in a plea agreement recently...
LulzSec hacker neuron pleads guilty to Sony Pictures security breach
Days Before Closing Its $5M Series B, Mobile Security Startup Mobilisafe Acquired By Rapid7
Apple updates OS X Lion, fixes password-exposing bug
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