Air Force security hackathon leads to record payout

The US Air Force's second security hackathon has paid dividends... both for the military and the people finding holes in its defenses. HackerOne has revealed the results of the Hack the Air Force 2.0 challenge from the end of 2017, and it led to vol...

Intel expands bug bounty to catch more Spectre-like security flaws

To say Intel was caught flat-footed by the Meltdown and Spectre flaws would be an understatement. However, it has a potential solution: enlist more people for help. It's widening its bug bounty program to both include more researchers and offer mor...

Intel told Chinese firms of Meltdown flaws before the US government

Intel may have been working with many tech industry players to address the Meltdown and Spectre flaws, but who it contacted and when might have been problematic. Wall Street Journal sources have claimed that Intel initially told a handful of custome...

Blizzard games were vulnerable to a remote hijacking exploit

Fans of Blizzard games might have dodged a bullet. Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy has revealed that virtually all the developer's titles (including Overwatch and World of Warcraft) were vulnerable to a DNS rebinding flaw that let sites hij...

Uber security flaw compromised two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication only works if it's strictly enforced in software, and it sounds like Uber might have fallen short of that goal for a while. In a chat with ZDNet, security researcher Karan Saini has revealed a flaw in Uber's two-factor verif...

NVIDIA GPUs weren’t immune to Spectre security flaws either

It's not just your processor and operating system that are affected by the Meltdown and Spectre memory vulnerabilities -- your graphics card is, too. To that end, NVIDIA has detailed how its GPUs are affected by the speculative execution attacks and...

Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs

It's been clear for a while that the fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre memory vulnerabilities would slow down PCs, but just how bad is the hit, really? Microsoft has run some benchmarks, and it's unfortunately bad news if your system is less than f...