Topic: security researchers

Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

Cloudflare investigates DDoS attacks coming from Internet-connected cameras

Cloudflare has published information about recent attacks it has seen against its system, and these attacks highlight new DDoS trends where hackers are able to bring down more web application servers at a time. According to a blog post written by Cloudflare’s Marek Majkowski, these new attacks appear to come from the Mirai botnet, which … continue reading

Uber hires Jeep hackers

The two security researchers who hacked into a moving Jeep vehicle earlier this month have landed jobs at Uber, Reuters has reported. Charlie Miller, who was previously working at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, the former director of vehicle security research at IOActive, will be joining Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. Looking forward to starting … continue reading

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

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