Four different research teams cracked four different products on Wednesday–Adobe Flash, Reader, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer—and collectively earned a payout of $317,000 on the first day of Pwn2Own 2015.
Google is expanding its successful Pwnium vulnerability reward program–which has run at various security conferences for a couple of years now–to run continuously and offer an unlimited pool of financial rewards. Pwnium originally was established as an alternative to the Pwn2Own hacking contest at CanSecWest every spring. The Pwn2Own contest has been the origin of […]
HP’s Zero Day Initiative has decided to adjust its guidelines and criteria or buying some vulnerabilities in the future, eliminating some large classes of bugs from its menu. The group, which has been among the more visible and prominent of the vulnerability purchasing programs since its inception several years ago, has decided that it will […]