Security Watch - Page 7

Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.

bug bounty

Google Increases Bug Bounty Payouts

October 01, 2014 1:43 PM
The top payout for finding a bug in Google's Chrome browser software now stands at $15,000.
Apple

Apple Patches Shellshock as Attacks Continue

September 30, 2014 8:31 AM
Better late than never, Mac OS X users now have a patch for the Bash vulnerability known as Shellshock.
browser security

Firefox, Google Chrome Updates Fix BERserk SSL Flaw

September 29, 2014 2:19 PM
Shellshock isn't the only well-named vulnerability to impact the open-source security landscape this month. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome get updates to fix the BERserk flaw.
Apple iCloud two-factor authentication

Apple Restores Two-Factor Authentication to iCloud

September 17, 2014 11:45 AM
The simple truth of security is that you can have the best technology in the world, but if you don't actually turn it on, it won't work.
data breach

WordPress Resets 100,000 Passwords After Google Account Leak

September 15, 2014 10:05 AM
The impact of Google's password leak of 5 million user accounts spreads to WordPress.
UPS POS Malware

UPS Discloses Data Breach That Went Undetected for Months

August 21, 2014 9:00 AM
After receiving a government advisory, UPS conducted its own investigation and confirmed that the breach occurred from Jan. 20 to Aug. 1—a long period.
Apple Patches Safari

Apple Patches Safari to Fix Memory-Corruption Flaws

August 15, 2014 2:15 PM
Apple issued new Safari browser releases to patch memory-corruption flaws. Safari 7.0.6 fixes seven different vulnerabilities.
Black Hat Pwnie Awards

Heartbleed, Mt. Gox Receive Pwnie Awards at Black Hat

August 07, 2014 8:35 AM
The Pwnie Awards show is one of the highlights of the annual Black Hat security conference.
unlocked lock

WordPress Under Attack Again

July 25, 2014 11:25 AM
An unpatched plug-in could be leaving WordPress site owners and their neighbors at risk of exploitation.
data breach

The Real Cost of the eBay Breach

July 17, 2014 8:30 PM
During eBay's second-quarter financial analysts call, executives hinted at the real impact of its May data breach.

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