Some big names in software have been offering bounties to researchers who find security vulnerabilities in their programs, while other big software makers forego the tactic. Mozilla, PayPal and Google have shelled out a lot of cash for bugs, while Microsoft, Apple and Adobe prefer not to pay for such discoveries. Do the bug bounty programs make the Internet any more secure, asks Kim Zetter at Wired.
Mozilla late last week initiated a "soft-block" of all versions of Skype's Firefox extension after the company's add-on was found to have been the cause of 33,000 browser crashes in a single week.
Skype experienced an outage of approximately 24 hours last week after suffering a critical failure on its peer-to-peer platform. The initial flashpoint was understood to have occurred at 8am PST on
Theo de Raadt, the founder and leader of the OpenBSD project personally believes that the now-defunct Network Security Technology (NetSec) company did attempt to write backdoors in the BSD code base.
New data from the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Malware Protection Center notes a skyrocketing level of Java exploits, recently detected. The figures are stark, indeed: Microsoft says some six million
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is set to issue a total of nine security updates to fix a total of 11 bugs found in Windows and the Office productivity suite today. This is a new high for the Redmond-based
Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) last Tuesday released a major update to address a number of vulnerabilities in its popular PDF reader and Acrobat software. According to the company, 18 different vulnerabilities
Mozilla has released a new feature in a developer preview of the popular Firefox browser. In a nutshell, plug-ins such as Adobe Flash will be run as a separate process, which serves to protect the
Microsoft has been working hard to clean up a number of bugs after the largest Patch Tuesday release ever earlier this month. Software affected by buggy patches includes Live Communications Server
An ex-programmer who worked for Microsoft for 11 years has come forward with a book titled "After the Software Wars." In the book, he explains why the Redmond way will fail. Keith Curtis did