Earn up to $200K finding bugs in Samsung smartphones

Samsung has announced a new bug bounty program that offers rewards of up to $200,000 for qualifying vulnerability reports.
David Bisson reports.

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Dragonfly 2.0 Attack Campaign Targets Western Energy Sector

An attack campaign known as Dragonfly 2.0 is currently targeting Western energy companies with a variety of infection vectors. The series of attacks constitutes the latest push from Dragonfly, a threat actor which has been around since at least 2011 but then reemerged in 2014. Available evidence suggests the Dragonfly 2.0 attack campaign has been […]… Read More

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46.5M Attempted Phishing Attacks Detected by Kaspersky Lab in Q2 2017

Anti-malware providers see a lot of spam and phishing attempts through their users’ experiences. For its part, Kaspersky Lab understands how these encounters reveal the ever-evolving toolset of bad actors and their efforts to prey upon unsuspecting users. But it also knows users and security professionals alike can leverage information of these attacks to help […]… Read More

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Over 28 Million Taringa! User Records Exposed in Data Breach

Social networking platform Taringa! has confirmed a data breach that exposed nearly every record in its 28 million registered user base. On 4 September, data breach notification LeakBase disclosed a hack where attackers allegedly stole the records for 28,722,877 registered users of Taringa!, a popular Latin American social media site. The Hacker News obtained a […]… Read More

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10 Essential Bug Bounty Programs of 2017

In 2015, The State of Security published a list of 11 essential bug bounty frameworks. Numerous organizations and even some government entities have launched their own vulnerability reward programs (VRPs) since then. With that in mind, I think it’s time for an updated list. Here are 10 essential bug bounty programs for 2017. 1. Apple […]… Read More

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CeX Notifies Two Million Registered Customers of Online Security Breach

CeX has notified up to two million customers about an online security breach that might have compromised their personal data. On 29 August, the second-hand goods chain that specializes in computer and video games announced it had suffered a security event. As quoted in a statement posted to its website: “We have recently been subject […]… Read More

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Beware of Hurricane Harvey Phishing Attacks and Charity Scams

The U.S. government is warning people to be on the lookout for charity scams and phishing attacks in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. On 28 August, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert warning users about fraudsters who exploit tragedies like Hurricane Harvey for their own personal gain: “Users are advised […]… Read More

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Android Trojan Targeting South Korean Users via Smishing Campaign

An Android trojan is using SMS phishing texts (or “smishing” messages) to prey upon unsuspecting South Korean mobile users. In July 2017, users uploaded to South Korean websites screenshots of texts asking them to click on suspicious shortened links. One message warns recipients that someone might have leaked a private picture of them to the […]… Read More

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