Information Security Digest

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Pwn2Own 2016 has come to an end, with researchers earning a total of $460,000 in cash for disclosing 21 new vulnerabilities in Windows, OS X, Flash, Safari, Edge and Chrome.

 

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With an increasing number of researchers displeased with the fact that it takes a lot of time to assign Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identifiers to their flaws, the MITRE Corporation has decided to launch a pilot program whose goal is to address the need for rapid CVE assignments.

 

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Experts at software research firm NorthBit have developed what they believe to be a reliable exploit for a Stagefright vulnerability affecting Google’s Android operating system.

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Amazon is looking to patent the ability to authenticate a payment using a selfie, according to a newly-filed patent. First spotted by technology news site Re/code, the patent outlines how an Amazon shopper would authorize a purchase using a photo of oneself instead of a password.

 

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Industry representatives urge a cautious approach to regulating fast-growing markets for wearable technology amid data security worries surrounding the Internet of Things.

 

 

 

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