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Netflix launches bug bounty program to pay researchers to track down bugs

Netflix announced in a Medium post today that it is opening a public bug bounty program on the Bugcrowd bug bounty platform. The roots of the company’s bug hunting concept go back to 2013 when N

We’re all Equif*cked

Every company is a tech company, and that's a big problem. Or rather, either every company is a tech company but most suck at it, or most aren't tech companies but should be. Either way, we're gonna h

Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound

Security researchers in China have invented a clever way of activating voice recognition systems without speaking a word. By using high frequencies inaudible to humans but which register on electronic

Crunch Report | Reddit Now Valued at $1.8 Billion

Niantic postpones its European Pokémon GO Event, Discovery Communications acquires Scripps Networks for $14.6 billion, Game of Thrones materials getting released in HBO hack and Reddit is now valued

To stop hackers from invading self-driving cars, Karamba Security raises $12 million

By 2020, an estimated 75 percent of cars will be internet-connected worldwide, according to estimates from the FBI, Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Russian hackers reportedly extorting cash from liberal political groups

A report from Bloomberg paints a grim picture of left-leaning political groups being targeted by (apparently) Russian hackers; but don't worry: this seems to be more "open season on DC" than Russki cy

HackerOne scores $40 million investment as bug bounty platform growth continues

For the past several years, HackerOne has been helping customers build bug bounty programs to find vulnerabilities in their software, and today it hauled in a big bounty of its own — a $40 mill

Microsoft Ventures backs Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity firm that protects with deception

Illusive Networks, a cybersecurity startup based out of Israel that protects networks by building “deception” frameworks to identify and trap malicious hackers, is today announcing that it

Recommendations on cyber security for the 45th president… Use more hackers

Nico Sell Contributor Nico Sell is the founder of Wickr Foundation, and co-founder and co-chairman at Wickr -- a self-destructing, secure, private, anonymous messaging service. More posts by this cont

Chip Pro is a $16 computer empowering makers to build IoT gadgets

Say you want to create the next generation of voice recognition-enabled, AI-ensmartened, buzzword-laden gadget. The fist thing you need to do is pick a platform. Arduino isn't powerful enough. The Ras

UK data watchdog issues record fine for ISP TalkTalk’s 2015 data breach

A 2015 data breach at UK ISP TalkTalk has landed the company with a £400,000 fine from the national data protection agency -- a record penalty for the ICO to hand out, although £100k shy of the curr

The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat

Here are four cybersecurity terms that will root many conversations, both on the expo floor and among experts and analysts in the briefing rooms at Black Hat.

Your website may be engaged in secret criminal activity

Most of us think of website hacks as illicit activities aimed at siphoning critical information or disrupting the business of website owners. But what happens when your site becomes hacked, not for th

DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files -- including opposition research on Donald Trump -- for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

Cylance, fighting malicious hackers with AI, hits $1B valuation after raising $100M

“If you can’t beat them, join them” may not sound like the most encouraging pitch for a cybersecurity company, but a startup called Cylance has created an artificial intelligence-po

Apple has shut down the first fully-functional Mac OS X ransomware

Apple has shut down what appears to have been the first, fully-functional ransomware targeting Mac computers. This particular form of cyber threat involves malware that encrypts the data on your perso

Apple’s best defense against the FBI is the one it can’t share publicly

With Apple vowing to resist the FBI’s demands for an iPhone backdoor in the San Bernardino case all the way to the Supreme Court, many people assume the company is motivated purely out of principle

Who Will Step Up To Secure The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a significant mix of opportunity and risk. Compared to the connected devices of the past, the gazillions of new IoT devices that are being predicted for our homes

The Business Of Fraud

When you visualize a hacker, what do you see? A young computer enthusiast coding in their basement, pounding Red Bull? A futuristic robot plugged into hundreds of servers deep inside a secret warehous

Hack The Planet! (Before It’s Too Late)

Greetings from the gaudy hellscape of Las Vegas, and that overcrowded maelstrom of surly hackers known as DEF CON! What follows is a brief rundown of the talks here (and its big corporate sister Black
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