NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'
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NHS COVID-19 app failed to ask users to self-isolate due to 'software glitch'

The bug is the latest in a long line of errors and glitches to plague the government's contact-tracing app
2 Nov 2020
Google fixes zero-day flaw in Chrome and Chrome OS
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Google fixes zero-day flaw in Chrome and Chrome OS

Flaw created by memory corruption bug in FreeType font-rendering library
23 Oct 2020
Windows 10 update sparks driver compatibility fears
Two options shown on the Windows 10 start menu, reading "Update and shut down", or "Update and restart"
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Windows 10 update sparks driver compatibility fears

Over-zealous verification checks designed to tighten security may block some older drivers
15 Oct 2020
What is WannaCry?
WannaCry

What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
12 Oct 2020
Apple pays ethical hackers $288k for finding 55 vulnerabilities
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Apple pays ethical hackers $288k for finding 55 vulnerabilities

If exploited the bugs would have provided access to Apple's infrastructure and sensitive user data
9 Oct 2020
Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool used for bug-ridden Windows 10
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Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool used for bug-ridden Windows 10

Developers can access the vulnerability detection tool through Github as Microsoft shifts away from its legacy scheme
16 Sep 2020
Windows 10 users complain of performance loss and hardware errors after latest update
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Windows 10 users complain of performance loss and hardware errors after latest update

Dozens of complaints are flooding online forums, many of which are from Lenovo device owners
24 Aug 2020
Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year
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Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year

The figure is more than double Google’s payout for 2019 and was divided among 327 security researchers
5 Aug 2020
Windows 10 bug is causing internet connection problems
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Windows 10 bug is causing internet connection problems

False network status reporting is causing some apps like Cortana and the Feedback Hub to fail to establish connections
20 Jul 2020
Windows 10 May 2020 Update is causing major Chrome issues
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Windows 10 May 2020 Update is causing major Chrome issues

Microsoft's latest upgrade continues to cause problems, with users also complaining of incompatibility with USB printers
15 Jun 2020
Lenovo devices hit by Windows 10 May 2020 Update issues
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Lenovo devices hit by Windows 10 May 2020 Update issues

The manufacturer identifies five compatibility issues specifically affecting a string of ThinkPad machines
10 Jun 2020
Edison Mail flaw granted users access to other people's inboxes
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Edison Mail flaw granted users access to other people's inboxes

The third-party email client has rolled back a faulty update after major privacy concerns were raised
18 May 2020
Microsoft AI can detect security flaws with 99% accuracy
cyber security

Microsoft AI can detect security flaws with 99% accuracy

Developers can use the mechanism to establish whether bugs are security-related and assign a severity rating
20 Apr 2020
Businesses brace for second 'Fujiwhara effect' of 2020 as Patch Tuesday looms
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Businesses brace for second 'Fujiwhara effect' of 2020 as Patch Tuesday looms

Organisations set for a day of chaos on 14 April as vendors plan to fix 500-plus software vulnerabilities at once
9 Apr 2020
HPE warns of 'critical' bug that destroys SSDs after 40,000 hours
Server & storage

HPE warns of 'critical' bug that destroys SSDs after 40,000 hours

Firm urges customers to upgrade firmware as soon as possible
26 Mar 2020
Google’s Project Zero rolls out automatic 90-day disclosures
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Google’s Project Zero rolls out automatic 90-day disclosures

A raft of policy tweaks are aimed at instigating more thorough patch development and better patch adoption
8 Jan 2020
HackerOne bug bounty platform breached by its own user
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HackerOne bug bounty platform breached by its own user

The bug bounty specialist paid the hacker responsible a cool $20,000 for their efforts
6 Dec 2019
Google to offer $1.5m to anyone that can break a Pixel 4
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Google to offer $1.5m to anyone that can break a Pixel 4

In a bid to make its Titan technology more secure, Google takes a page out of Apple's playbook
22 Nov 2019
Tech giants band together to form the GitHub Security Lab
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Tech giants band together to form the GitHub Security Lab

The likes of Mozilla, Intel and Oracle have joined with Microsoft for the open-source project
15 Nov 2019
Equifax named the most Googled data breach of all time
man reading computer code
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Equifax named the most Googled data breach of all time

2014's Heartbleed takes the top spot for cyber threat searches
11 Sep 2019
Microsoft launches bug bounty programme Chromium-based Edge
Microsoft Edge
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Microsoft launches bug bounty programme Chromium-based Edge

The latest browser from Microsoft will offer rewards twice the value of the previous HTML build
21 Aug 2019
Decade-old flaw found in globally popular office phone
Security

Decade-old flaw found in globally popular office phone

Avaya's VOIP phones are used by 90% of Fortune 100 companies
9 Aug 2019
Security researchers now eligible for bug-hunting iPhones
iPhone X with notch
Security

Security researchers now eligible for bug-hunting iPhones

Apple also reveals tenfold increase to its bug-bounty rewards
9 Aug 2019