Monthly Archives: August 2016

Kaspersky Lab launches bug bounty program

Researchers will be awarded a total of $50,000 for vulnerabilities during the pilot stage.  By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | August 2, 2016 Kaspersky Lab has launched a bug bounty program to boost the security of the firm's products -- as well as make fresh ties with other researchers. On Tuesday, the company announced…
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Microsoft given 3 months to fix Windows 10 security and privacy

by Lisa Vaas France’s privacy watchdog has declared that Windows 10 is gobbling up too much data and snooping on users’ browsing without their consent. The National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has given Microsoft 3 months to get its act together and to get compliant with the French Data Protection Act. That means that Microsoft…
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3 ways you can still get Windows 10 for free

There are a few tricks you can use to still get a free Windows 10 upgrade, but they're all pretty shady.   Ian Paul | @ianpaul Contributor, PCWorld  Aug 1, 2016 7:28 AM Well, here we are. The free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29. You had a year to upgrade to…
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How hackers can make ‘virtually any person’ click on a dangerous link

By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | August 1, 2016 -- 13:00 GMT Human traits like curiosity "cannot be patched" against these kinds of vulnerabilities, says one leading computer science researcher. [caption id="attachment_3277" align="alignnone" width="770"] Operating on the computer[/caption] You can be the smartest security buff in the world, yet researchers could probably still trick…
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