In-brief: A serious security hole in the software that runs certain models of wifi routers made by the firm Netgear prompted warnings to customers to stop using them until a fix can be found. (Editor’s Note: updated with comment from Netgear. PFR 12/12/2016)
In-brief: Google’s security team on Thursday announced the release of a new tool, OSS-Fuzz that it says will improve the security of the Internet by providing realtime, automated secruity testing of common open source components.
In-brief: Both Cisco Systems and Fortinet confirmed that vulnerabilities targeted by tools leaked by the previously unknown group Shadow Brokers were real.
In-brief: Apple announced on Thursday that a new bug bounty program would pay researchers up to $200,000 for information on flaws in its iOS mobile operating system and iCloud service, joining the ranks of technology firms that offer cash for information on software vulnerabilities.
In-brief:Ransomware may be the “most profitable malware in history,” according to a new report out from Cisco Systems. But it is being helped along by poor management of information technology assets as well as the advent of identity shielding technologies like BitCoin and the Tor network.