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  • Fear and hacking on the bug bounty trail

    It could be a scene from almost any city start-up office on a Friday afternoon, except the workers here have been flown in from five continents, and will eat tonight at Sydney’s most expensive restaurants before wandering back to their beds at the five star Westin hotel over the road.

    Written by George Nott13 Nov. 18 10:57
  • iPad 2 glitches emerge

    By now you've probably heard of the alleged Facetime freezing and backlight bleeding issues facing iPad 2 owners.

    Written by Paul Suarez28 March 11 09:15
  • Mozilla expands bug rewards for other web apps

    Mozilla has expanded the scope of its vulnerability reward program and will now pay out for problems found within applications used across its websites.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk16 Dec. 10 06:12
  • iOS 4.2 bug: Lost media? How to get it back

    Apple's iOS 4.2 software update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has officially been released into the wild, and already a bug has been found. Users are reporting that after they updated their devices music, videos, audio books, and podcasts seem to be mysteriously missing.

    Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal24 Nov. 10 01:41
  • Twitter wipes out followers to kill bug

    For all the Twitterers who were fretting about where their followers went earlier today, fear not. They're back.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin11 May 10 05:18
  • Researchers find bugs in archive file formats

    Researchers have found ways to hide malicious software in commonly used archival formats that went undetected until recently by most antivirus programs.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk16 April 10 06:48
  • Skype fixes bugs in upgraded iPhone application

    Skype has released the latest version of its application for the iPhone, adding new features and fixing a couple of annoying bugs that hung up calls.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk19 Jan. 10 06:44
  • Juniper patches router-crashing bug

    Juniper Networks has issued seven security advisories for its products, including a fix for a nasty bug that could be used to crash the company's routers.

    Written by Robert McMillan08 Jan. 10 08:42
  • Adobe warns of Reader, Acrobat attack in the wild

    Adobe is investigating new reports that hackers are attacking a previously unknown bug in the latest version of the company's Reader and Acrobat software.

    Written by Robert McMillan15 Dec. 09 12:37
  • Cisco patches a dozen router bugs

    Cisco Systems has released its twice-yearly set of security patches for its router firmware, fixing 12 security flaws in the products.

    Written by Robert McMillan24 Sept. 09 07:19
  • Researcher: Twitter fails to fix cross-site scripting bug

    A vulnerability in the popular microblogging Twitter service remains unfixed and can be used by criminals to hijack accounts or redirect users to malicious Web sites, a developer claimed today.

    Written by Gregg Keizer27 Aug. 09 06:55
  • Microsoft patches 9 bugs, leaves one open for hackers

    Microsoft today delivered six security updates that patch nine vulnerabilities, fixing two bugs already being used by hackers but leaving one still open to exploit.

    Written by Gregg Keizer15 July 09 08:10