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HackerOne aims to pay bug bounty hunters $100 million by 2020

The bug bounty platform predicts that 200,000 vulnerabilities will have been fixed by the same year.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 31, 2017 File Photo     HackerOne believes that by 2020, ethical hackers will have earned themselves $100 million in bug bounties through the platform. In recent years, bug bounty schemes have become a…
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‘House of Cards’ publisher exposes gigabytes of sensitive client files

A backup drive on the publisher’s network exposed gigabytes of sensitive client data — including unpublished books, invoices, details of royalty payments, and contracts.     By Zack WhittakerAugust 30, 2017   “House of Cards,” adapted for Netflix. (Image: CBS Interactive)         A high profile publishing firm and literary agency has left…
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DJI launches bug bounty program to stop homegrown hacking

The arms race has gained pace with DJI offering cash rewards for vulnerability reports.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 29, 2017 DJI       DJI is offering thousands of dollars to researchers who submit bug reports for its drone software in an attempt to stifle the homegrown hacking community. On Monday, the Chinese drone…
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Philips takes on cinema piracy with new ambient light technology

Pirate “cam” copies of movies may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to a new patent.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 29, 2017 Descrier     Content creators and cinemas have tried everything from piracy-busting patrols to embedded watermarks, but nothing seems to be making a dent in film piracy. So-called “cam”…
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Researchers block ISPs from spying through your smart devices

A university team has demonstrated a way to stop your ISP tracking your home life through your IoT gadgets.     By Charlie OsborneAugust 29, 2017 File Photo   Researchers have found a simple way to prevent ISPs from spying on you through your Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT and smart home products are…
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This expensive new ransomware targets organisations with specially crafted phishing lures

The Defray ransomware demands $5,000 from victims and has targeted hospitals, manufacturing companies, and even an aquarium with small-scale but highly-customised campaigns. Danny Palmer By Danny Palmer | August 28, 2017 defray-ransomware-note.png The Defray ransomware note, complete with ‘advice’ on how to not fall victim to future attacks. Image: Proofpoint A newly discovered form of…
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Samsung’s bad software update bricks smart TVs

Customers are angry over Samsung’s bad update followed by terrible communications. Liam Tung By Liam Tung | August 25, 2017   Some owners are reporting their smart TV becoming stuck on a channel and unresponsive after the update.Image: Samsung                   Some owners are reporting their smart TV…
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