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.



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.



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.


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.



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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