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'HackerOne': Microsoft and Facebook to offer app and web bug bounties

'HackerOne': Microsoft and Facebook to offer app and web bug bounties

Would-be bug hunters can earn $300 - $5000 thanks to Microsoft and Facebook, who have announced that they will now work together to offer cash rewards to white hats who discover flaws in popular software applications as well as across the web at large.

Data on International Atomic Energy Agency scientists grabbed in purported hack

Data on Atomic Energy Agency scientists grabbed in purported hack

A group claiming to be from Iran has claimed responsibility for a hack of the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in an effort to expose what the group says is an Israeli nuclear weapons program.

Hard-coded password found in Samsung printers, security fix planned

Samsung printers come with hard-coded password

Companies using Samsung and Dell-branded printers are being warned that a hard coded administrative account could allow remote attackers to take control of their device, according to an alert from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT).

New IE zero day exploit circulating, used to install Poison Ivy

New IE zero day exploit circulating, used to install Poison Ivy

The gang behind that recent Java zero day attacks apparently hasn't packed up for the season. A researcher examining one of the servers used to launch attacks on vulnerable Java installations said he found a new zero day exploit for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.

MediaFire restores virus researcher’s account, questions copyright troll and DMCA claim

megaphone_250: MediaFire Restores Virus Researcher’s Account, Questions Copyright Troll and DMCA Claim

Cloud-based storage firm MediaFire restored account access to a virus researcher who was suspended after a mysterious firm claimed virus samples she posted on the service violated copyright protections.

A sneak peek into fake anti-virus affiliate support

A sneak peak into fake anti-virus affiliate support

Even fake anti-virus distributors need tech support as is shown in this frequently asked questions document captured from a Russian affiliate network. According to these criminals, social engineering is your best bet for selling fake software.