Bug bounty hunters can win big money if they find the right flaw in software or services, but the lifestyle has plenty of risk to go with the reward. We asked bug bounty hunters how – and if – they can make a living. The post Meet the bug bounty hunters making cash by finding…
Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a holy grail for those working in cryptography — a truly random number generator that’s compact enough to be used in wearable devices.
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The Secret Service is to use a tethered drone this month for surveillance operations geared toward protecting President Trump. The trial run could lead to the president’s security team making more use of the airborne technology.
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A recent hack of a system operated by America’s Job Link Alliance-TS (AJLA-TS), a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, resulted in the release of 5.5 million social security numbers from 10 states.
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Yesterday was Microsoft’s usual Patch Tuesday and, this time around, it wasn’t just the core Windows components that were inoculated against potential threats — HoloLens also received its first security patch.
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The Department of Homeland Security has decided to hold off expanding the laptop flight ban, choosing instead to bring in more security measures for airlines flying to the U.S.
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Windows 10 S is supposed to be safer from attack than its less limited sibling. However, after just over three hours of work, a security researcher was able to break through Windows 10 S’s security features and install an illicit payload. The post Word macro used to break into the ‘more secure’ Windows 10 S…
The seemingly innocuous and decidedly low-tech e-cigarette can be used to break into a machine, but don’t panic yet: it’s not the vaporous aspects of e-cigarettes themselves that are at fault.
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Microsoft is taking steps to help protect Windows against cyberattacks perpetrated by government organizations. Known as nation-state actors, these groups are some of the most competent in breaking into systems and stealing data.
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We delve into the world of mobile payments and grill some experts on why they’ve yet to see widespread use. Are people worried about security, availability, technical issues, or is it something else entirely? The post Why don’t we pay for everything with our phones now? We asked the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.…
OneLogin, a company that provides single sign-on Identity and Access Management services to corporate customers, suffered from an attack last week and the repercussions still aren’t fully known.
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A chain of Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinics was attacked by a group of hackers known as Tsar Team, which broke into the clinics’ servers, stole sensitive data and private client photos.
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Gmail is already very good at identifying spam, but it’s about to get even better. Google announced a series of new security features today that aim to make Gmail even more secure for individuals and businesses alike. The post Google bolsters Gmail security with anti-spam and early phishing detection appeared first on Digital Trends. Continue…
A U.S. security official has suggested the government is considering extending its cabin laptop ban to all flights in and out of the U.S. The original ban came into effect in March, affecting select flights into the country. The post That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers…
One way to prevent forgery of official documents could be to check the “fingerprint” of the paper they are printed on. An algorithm created by researchers at the U.K.’s Newcastle University can help.
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