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With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

Firm: Two iOS Exploits Could Qualify for $1 Million Bounty

In-brief: One team qualified for the $1 million bounty for a working, remote exploit or jailbreak for devices running Apples iOS 9 operating system, according to the security firm Zerodium. A second may also qualify for at least a partial bounty. However, Apple may only be informed of the holes at a later date. 

Closed Circuit Cameras, NAS Devices Enrolled in Botnet

In-brief: A network of 900 Closed Circuit Cameras were involved in a denial of service attack against a cloud-based service said the firm Imperva*.

Teams Closing In On Million Dollar iOS Bounty

In-brief: The CEO of a company offering a $1 million bounty for a working exploit of Apple’s iOS operating system said two teams are closing in on the prize. The offer – for up to three iOS exploits – runs through October 31st.

Apple Gatekeeper Bug Suggests Sleepy Approach To OS Security

In-brief: A security hole in Apple’s Gatekeeper security software could allow malicious programs to be run on OS X, including the latest release, El Capitan. The researcher who discovered it says that Apple has fallen well behind rival Microsoft in providing security for its operating system.