Some software vendors are taking too long to fix flaws in their products so the Zero Day Initiative is giving them a deadline for the first time.
Initially the flaw was thought to be exploitable only through Apple's Safari and Mozilla's Firefox Web browsers on both Macs and Windows PCs.
New bug-fixing deadline for software makers will mean quicker turnaround time on releasing security patches and better protection for consumers and corporations, experts say.
The last day of the Pwn to Own contest at the CanSecWest conference saw a Windows Vista laptop taken down by a group of hackers who exploited a newly discovered flaw in Adobe's Flash.
A security company has awarded $10,000, and a free MacBook Air, to a group of security researchers who gained control of the system through a Safari vulnerability.
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Google is putting its money where its browser is, betting £12,500 that hackers can't breach Chrome.
Security experts launch successful exploits against browsers at the CanSecWest conference, but fail--or fail to even try--exploiting smartphones despite a $10,000 prize.
QuickTime 7.1.6 released: Resolves CanSecWest Java flaw