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.
Flaw in Veritas's NetBackup was found and patched through a rewards program for security researchers, company says.
A recent spam pretending to be from the Better Business Bureau included personal salutations and information, says TippingPoint engineer.
TippingPoint, which runs the Zero Day Initiative bug bounty program, is offering to pay $10,000 to the hacker who commandeers one of two MacBooks.
TippingPoint wants to be the first to know about flaws to protect its customers against potential attacks.
3Com will pay $430 million to acquire TippingPoint Technologies, which helps protect networks from malicious attacks.
TippingPoint Technologies, the Internet appliance maker formerly known as Netpliance until recently, said it now meets the requirements for continued listing on the Nasdaq after completing a 1-for-15 reverse stock split. In June, Nasdaq granted the Austin, Texas-based company an exception to the $1 minimum bid price requirement while it completed the stock split. TippingPoint said it has closed above the minimum price each day since the reverse split, which went into effect Aug. 20.
The one-time maker of Internet appliances plans to undergo a 1-for-15 reverse stock split and to change its name to TippingPoint Technologies.