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Black Hat: Hunting bugs, finding holes

At security conference, researchers dig into flaws and fixes--and one gets into a dust-up with Cisco.

At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, researchers dig into flaws and fixes--and one gets into a legal dust-up with Cisco.

More legal threats over Cisco flaws

A person who made details of a flaw presentation delivered at Black hat available online said he was threatened with a lawsuit.
July 29, 2005

Cisco gives details of controversial router flaw

Disagreement persists about the scope of the IOS flaw, which was at the center of a dispute between Cisco and a security researcher.
July 29, 2005

Flaw researcher settles dispute with Cisco

Agreement bars further discussion about a presentation on exploiting vulnerabilities in Cisco router software.
July 28, 2005

The hunt is on for file format bugs

New tools released on Thursday could help researchers pinpoint flaws in popular formats, like JPEG and GIF.
July 28, 2005

VoIP security prototype gets an airing

More details emerge on PGP creator Phil Zimmerman's effort to encrypt phone calls made over the Internet.
July 28, 2005

Cisco hits back at flaw researcher

Michael Lynn faces legal action after describing a security hole that he said could seriously hurt the Net.
July 27, 2005

Antivirus insecurity at Black Hat confab

As the tools become more widespread, they become more attractive targets for cybercriminals, researchers say.
July 27, 2005

iDefense ups the bidding for bugs

Move comes one day after rival TippingPoint announces it will pay for details on flaws. Both companies tout their perks at confab.
July 26, 2005

PGP creator cooks up Net phone protection

At confab, Phil Zimmermann will unveil a project for encrypting calls to prevent eavesdropping.
July 26, 2005

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Offering a bounty for security bugs

TippingPoint wants to be the first to know about flaws to protect its customers against potential attacks.
July 24, 2005

Cisco warns of security flaws

Networking giant points out several vulnerabilities in its products, one of which could take down Cisco IP telephony networks.
July 14, 2005