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Despite Uber debacle, HackerOne’s CEO argues why every company should work with hackers

In November, Uber disclosed that a year earlier, hackers stole 57 million driver and rider accounts and that it paid them a $100,000 ransom to delete the information. The breach was reportedly part of

North Korea’s hackers are reportedly targeting bitcoin exchanges

North Korea’s hackers have been linked with many attacks, including the 2014 Sony hack, but it looks like the totalitarian state is now targeting bitcoin, and crypto coin exchanges in particular

Air Force launches bug bounty program

The Air Force announced today that it will launch a bug bounty next month for several of its public-facing websites, allowing hackers to seek out vulnerabilities in the sites and exchange them for cas

DoJ accuses two Russian spies and two criminals of 2014 Yahoo hack

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed earlier reports and accused two Russian FSB officers and two criminal hackers of being behind the hacking of at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.

UnifyID wants to bury the password once and for all

The old-fashioned password gets little respect from hackers these days. In fact, it's barely a speed bump for them to get past. The hacker can find your password or even the answers to your "security"

UK faces Human Rights challenge to state’s bulk hacking abroad

Privacy rights organization Privacy International has filed another legal challenge to the UK government's use of bulk hacking against foreigners. The filing, with the European Court of Human Rights,

CounterCraft bags $1.1M to fire up a security decoy play

Spain-based security startup CounterCraft, founded last September, has closed a €1 million ($1.1M) seed round to accelerate development of a b2b security decoy technology designed to engage hackers

Tech industry lobbyists swept up in Guccifer 2.0 hack

Documents published by a hacker using the name “Guccifer 2.0” are shedding light on ties between tech industry lobbyists and Congress. Guccifer 2.0 claims to have stolen the documents fro

GitHub accounts targeted in password reuse attack

Following a massive cache of LinkedIn passwords being dumped online last month, users of another online service -- Github -- have become the latest target of a password reuse attack as hackers apparen

The Car Hacker’s Handbook digs into automotive data security

In the coming age of autonomous cars, connected cars, and cars that can communicate with each other, the city’s infrastructure, our phones, and the entire internet of things, data security is go

Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn accounts hacked

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been targeted by hackers who were yesterday able to briefly gain control of several of his social media accounts, some of which were defaced.

Guccifer pleads guilty to hacking of American political figures

A hacker who first exposed the existence of Hillary Clinton's private email server and who found his way into accounts of several American political figures pleaded guilty to identity theft and hackin

San Bernardino iPhone was hacked using a zero-day exploit

When terrorists attacked and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, an iPhone 5c was recovered. The phone was said to contain pertinent information that the FBI really wanted their mitts on, and the Wash

Hyping vulnerabilities is no longer helping application security awareness

I fear that overhyping minor vulnerabilities by branding them, pushing the topic with the media and yes, pre-announcing them will cause people to go numb to these announcements.

Apple Beefs Up Its Security Team By Hiring Security Expert Team

Remember <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/08/05/new-zero-day-exploit-can-completely-brick-your-mac/">Thunderstrike 2</a>? Last summer, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson <a href="https://beta.tec

IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people's homes and day-to-day routines continues there's arguably going to need to be a very broad

Hackers Use Radio Waves To Trick iOS And Android Into Responding To Voice Commands

An ingenious hack could allow unwanted access to Siri commands by simply sending radio waves to a pair of unshielded iPhone earbuds. While the hack is needlessly complex – the hacker could simpl

Is China Coming Around On Cybersecurity?

The Chinese government arrested hackers at the request of the U.S. government just two weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the United States. The arrests, reported by the Washington Post

U.K. Government Blocks Hacker Gary McKinnon’s U.S. Extradition On Human Rights Grounds

It's been a very long fight but British hacker and Asperger's sufferer Gary McKinnon has finally won his battle to avoid extradition to the US under the controversial Extradition Act. McKinnon admitte

Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

Apple has just hired yet another member of the iPhone jailbreaking community, Nicholas Allegra, also known as "<a href="https://twitter.com/#!/comex">@comex</a>" on Twitter. Allegra is best known for
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