Topic: bug bounty

United Airlines awards millions of miles to hackers

Two hackers will be able to fly anywhere in the world with the help of United Airlines. The airline recently awarded the pair 1 million frequent-flier miles each for detecting security vulnerabilities in its computer systems, Business Insider reported. The awards are part of the airline’s bug bounty program announced in May. The program rewards … continue reading

Windows 10 Build 10080 for phones released, Oracle’s Big Data Spatial and Graph, and mobile-friendly ranking on Bing—SD Times news digest: May 15, 2015

Microsoft has announced the release of its Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones Build 10080. The release adds improvements and support for additional phones Windows Insiders have been requesting, according to the company. New phone support includes the Lumia 930/Lumia Icon, Lumia 640 and 640 XL, and the HTC One (M8). Additions to the build … continue reading

New Watson Developer Cloud services, Microsoft awards HP bug bounty, new developer job search website launched—SD Times news digest: Feb. 5, 2015

IBM has added five new beta services to its Watson Developer Cloud, a cognitive computing platform that has a collection of APIs and SDKs for developers to build applications integrated with the processing capabilities of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence. Building upon eight existing services, the Watson Developer Cloud’s five new services include speech-to-text translation, text-to-speech … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 1, 2014—Realm for Android, Visual C++ for Python 2.7

Realm for Android Less than three months after releasing Realm for iOS, the mobile database provider is releasing Realm for Android, maintaining the same simple API and modern design as the iOS version. “We consciously tried to release Android in an earlier state than what we shipped for iOS, so that we could benefit from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 4, 2014—Twitter’s bug bounty program, Hortonworks plans for Apache Hive, and CORESense’s Web services API

Twitter launches bug bounty program Twitter will pay security researchers who spot potential issues in its Web and mobile applications. The company announced a bug bounty program that will pay out at least US$140 to eligible reporters who find qualifying vulnerabilities. To be eligible for a bounty, researchers must report vulnerabilities through the HackerOne reporting … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 21, 2014—VMware acquires CloudVolumes, FireEye reports Android SSL bugs, Facebook adds Oculus to bug bounty program

VMware acquires desktop application delivery startup CloudVolumes Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware has acquired CloudVolumes, a startup focused on desktop application delivery. CloudVolumes’ platform will enable VMware to build real-time application delivery tools across its end-user, datacenter and hybrid cloud platforms. CloudVolumes virtualizes application-management process above the OS, eliminating the need for virtual machine … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 15, 2014—Project Zero and Google’s ‘smart lens’

Microsoft patent filing reveals plans for fitness-focused smartwatch Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch finally has some specs. A recent patent filing for a “Wearable Personal Information System” details sensors, features and other components of the fitness and health-oriented wearable device. The patent diagrams feature icons for running, heart rate and calories. (Related: Microsoft’s designs on an eyewear … continue reading

GitHub launches Bug Bounty program

The repository is rewarding hackers and security researchers who find and report vulnerabilities … continue reading

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