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TippingPoint gives vendors six months to fix holes

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.

By Aug. 3, 2010


IE also affected by $10,000 QuickTime bug

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.

By Apr. 25, 2007


Forcing vendors to fix bugs under deadline

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.

By Aug. 4, 2010


Flash flaw leads to Vista laptop's fall

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.

By Mar. 29, 2008


MacBook Air hacked in security contest

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.

By Mar. 27, 2008


Bidding for bugs?

By Jul. 26, 2005


Hack a Mac, get $10,000

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.

By Apr. 19, 2007


Mobile: The holy grail at security conference

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.

By Mar. 20, 2009