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  • Google ups prizes in Chromium bug bounty program

    15.08.2012

    Since a vulnerability rewards program for open source web browser project Chromium was instituted in early 2010, many vulnerabilities have been found and dealt with, and researchers have been rewarded by Google with amounts that ranged from $500 to $1337 - depending on the severity of the bug - or even $10,000 for multiple bugs and impressive reports.

  • Facebook deceived developers and users with Verified Apps program

    14.08.2012

    The privacy settlement that the US Federal Trade Commission and Facebook agreed on last November has been finalized on Friday and, unlike Google earlier that week, Facebook managed to avoid paying any fines.

  • PayPal sets up bug bounty program

    22.06.2012

    Joining the likes of Google, Facebook, Mozilla and others, PayPal has announced that it will be offering money for information about security bugs that affect their site (www.paypal.com).

  • Breaches of large organizations are at a record high

    25.04.2012

    The number of large organizations being hacked into is at a record high; the overall cost of security breaches to UK plcs is now billions of pounds a year, a new survey of 447 UK businesses shows.

  • UK enterprises fear EU Data Protection Act

    02.04.2012

    The proposed EU General Data Protection Regulation could spell trouble to UK businesses, says independent IT integrator SecureData, as its "EU General Data Protection Regulation - UK Enterprise Inquiry" reveals wide-ranging concerns on the legislation and possible "collateral damage" to UK businesses.




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