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Bug-brokers are willing to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most destructive software flaws.

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Bug-brokers are willing to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars for the most destructive software flaws.

Where Did the Bugs Go? Check the Gray Market, HP Report Says

On its face, it seems like a good sign in the battle against hackers: The number of known software vulnerabilities fell by nearly 1,700 last year. Not so. A new report from Hewlett-Packard said the drop — to 6,843 last...

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Opponents of a cyber intelligence bill worry that Web companies would give the U.S. user data in the name of whatever, under the guise of Internet security.

Photograph by Keith Goldstein

Opponents of a cyber intelligence bill worry that Web companies would give the U.S. user data in the name of whatever, under the guise of Internet security.

Facebook Explains Why It Likes What Some Call ‘The Next SOPA’

Just as Internet activists were whipping up another cyber protest over a proposed law, Facebook, which runs one of the largest websites, came to the bill’s defense. The contentious legislation, called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, would open...

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A demonstrator in San Francisco wears a Guy Fawkes mask, which is associated with the Anonymous hacker group.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A demonstrator in San Francisco wears a Guy Fawkes mask, which is associated with the Anonymous hacker group.

Symantec’s Data Breach Puts Security Company in Awkward Spot

Security firm, secure thyself. Symantec recently became the latest to join the list of computer security companies that have had trouble living up to the image of invincibility they sell. Source code for some Symantec software is now spilling onto...

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