Month: July 2015

Rejoice! Spam rate hits 12-year low

Since the Internet hit the mainstream, spam email has been categorically the worst. Whether it’s Nigerian princes asking for money or viruses disguised as chain emails, everyone gets spam. But thankfully, according to a new report by Symantec, we’ve hit a 12-year low in spam. Link: Rejoice! Spam rate hits 12-year low

United Airlines pays hacker one million air miles in bug bounty reward

It didn’t take Jordan Wiens very long to find a vulnerability in United Airlines’ network, but the payoff was one million free air miles for about six hours of work. United announced the bounty program in May 2015, which it said is the first such program in the airline industry. Link: United Airlines pays hacker one …

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OPM repercussions might never be fully understood, says former White House cybersecurity advisor

The data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) affected approximately seven percent of the U.S. population, and while the exact number of victims was quantified last week, the total theoretical impact of the breaches likely won’t be known for years. Link: OPM repercussions might never be fully understood, says former White House cybersecurity …

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