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Hackers beat Firefox and Safari to earn $105K at Pwn2Own

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Chinese contestants from major companies had been dominating the contest in recent years, but new regulations from Beijing prohibited them from joining this year's fray.

It's easy to fake Extended Validation certificates, research shows

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 months ago

EV certificates — the files that tell a browser to show the little green lock — are supposed to make crystal clear who owns a website. There's a way around it, though.

Study: Zero days rediscovered much faster

by Shaun Waterman • 12 months ago

The report comes as White House cybersecurity czar Rob Joyce says he is reviewing the Vulnerability Equities Process — the policy structure that decides whether zero days found by U.S. agencies should be disclosed to the manufacturer.

SHA-1 crypto algorithm is dead by collision attack

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

The SHA-1 algorithm is dead — except, of course, that it's still in wide use all around the internet.

Both malvertising and ad blockers saw huge growth in 2016

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

Advertising is at the heart of internet business. Malvertising is up, however, and so is ad blocking. Is something going to change?

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