No, the US White House didn't know about Heartbleed and didn't exploit the OpenSSL bug to snoop, it said, but it's reserving the prerogative to use zero-day exploits as a wedge to pry out intelligence if it serves national security interests.
He got in through a backdoor in Microsoft's smashingly popular video gaming system - as in, straight in to all the slobbering zombies and screaming violence that his parents would never have let him play with.
The EFF has filed an appeal seeking to free the hacker and self-described internet troll, who exploited a hole in AT&T's publicly facing website to siphon the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners.
Renowned Chrome hacker Pinkie Pie, who scooped the prize at last year's Pwnium competition, didn't quite get across the line this year.
But Google will pay him a one-third-sized consolation prize anyway, for "honoring the spirit of the competition."
When security researchers make available proof of concept code to demonstrate vulnerabilities, are they actually supporting the malicious exploit kit authors?
SophosLabs expert Gabor Szappanos shows that the creators of exploit kits aren't the ones discovering the zero day vulnerabilities.
If you've found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly.