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The average reward payout in 2017 was $1,900, up from $1,675 in 2016 as Facebook continues to reward researchers for responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities.
The LeakedSource site was selling access to 3 billion stolen usernames and passwords that had been aggregated from multiple data breaches in recent years.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Problems caused by a confusing array of CPU and operating system patches raises the question of whether side effects caused by the fixes are worse than the security threats posed by the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Using Open Whisper Systems’ Signal Protocol, Skype will soon allow users to conduct private and encrypted one-on-one chats, but restrictions apply.
DAILY VIDEO: FTC Fines IoT Toy Vendor VTech for Privacy Breach; Microsoft: AV Software Can Conflict with Windows Meltdown Patches; Microsoft Responds to Alexa, Google Assistant Challenge to Cortana; and there’s more.
AMD is now making microcode patches available to help mitigate Spectre vulnerabilities, as Google reveals how it has worked to mitigate the performance impact.
DAILY VIDEO: Intel's CEO addresses the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws at CES 2018; Microsoft tweaks its Edge browser in wake of the Meltdown and Spectre CPU flaws; a former employee sues Google claiming discrimination against white men; and there's more.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Once again, a security researcher has found a way to easily bypass macOS password security, though this time the impact is minimal.
A new report from security firms IOActive and Embedi reveals that flaws in mobile industrial control system applications could be exposing industrial IT systems to risks.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Microsoft is halting all updates, including security updates, on Windows systems with badly-behaved antivirus products. But you can fix this problem.
Users of some third-party security software won't get Windows security updates that address critical CPU flaws until their antivirus applications are patched.
DAILY VIDEO: Cryptocurrency mining operations take aim at SSH servers; Microsoft is investigating a problematic Meltdown patch on AMD PCs; Broadcom turns its focus to shareholders in its bid for Qualcomm; and there's more.