Tag: Software

What are Bug Bounties?

Recently Google has upped their bounties in their YouTube, Blogger, and Google domains from $20,000 to $30,000 for identifying and remedying bugs in their code. This is a 50% increase, which is massive. There is also an added bonus of $1,337, which appears to only serve as homage to early hacker and “leet” culture online. The reason for the raise, Google says, is that high level security risks have become …
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Bill Gates Controversy on Taxing Manufacturing Robots

On February 21, US$85.5 billion entrepreneur, investor and Microsoft founder Bill Gates received criticism for his controversial interview with Quartz wherein he stated that robots will need to be taxed like people to ensure that the level of social services and education increases consistently. Since early 2016, various industry leaders and manufacturing giants including the $50 billion company Hon Hai Precision Industry, parent company of Foxconn Technology Group, began to …
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41 New Software Vulnerabilities Reported Every Day Throughout 2016

It will hardly come as a surprise to anyone to find out the number of reported new vulnerabilities increased in 2016. A new report by Risk Based Security shows how 85% more vulnerabilities were disclosed in 2016 compared to 2011. Given the mounting number of cyber attacks and data breaches, that number seems lower than it could have been. Unfortunately, this new report indicates we are now on a five-year …
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Top 6 Software Bugs

Over the past few years, our society has come more reliant on software than ever before. While the world has learned a lot from past software bugs and mistakes, there have been quite a few software failures over the past few decades that deserve some special attention. It is of the utmost importance to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself. #6 Microsoft Zune On December 31, 2008, the Microsoft Zune community …
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