Vulnerability in privacy-focused Blackphone allowed for call and text snooping

Editor's note - story updated at 9:30 AM to reflect Silent Circle's blog post response to the issue. The Blackphone...

January 6th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Suitcase with Cash

FireEye dispute with security researcher raises questions

The question of whether software companies should pay bounties to people who discover bugs has been a sticky one. It...

September 8th, 2015 Howard Solomon

The risks of bug bounties

The risks of bug bounties

Bug bounty programs have been around since at least 1995, when it is believed Netscape launched the first one. The...

September 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Catching bugs: How Microsoft set up its bounty program

SAN FRANCISCO – When Katie Moussouris first tried to launch a program to pay security researchers for finding bugs in...

March 1st, 2014 Candice So