If you were confused by all the Internet-talk about something called Peach this past week, you were far from alone. The social app took the Web (Twitter, specifically) by storm, and while it may easily fall victim to our incredibly short attention spans, for the moment it’s a fun new thing to play with.
General Motors (GM) has opened a bug bounty program to allow hackers to report vulnerabilities in its vehicles.
Vulnerability reporting guidelines are stringent; GM agrees not to "pursue claims" against researchers if bug hunters do not harm or violate the privacy of GM or its customers, drop a zero day, or breach criminal law.
The bounty launched late last week will be a complex beast for GM given the number of vendors supplying software components to vehicles. Overseeing the program is GM cyber-security boss Jeffrey Massimilla appointed in 2014.
It's that time of the year again—welcome to the Google Tracker! This is a bi-annual series where we recap every ongoing project (that we know about, at least) inside of Google's sprawling empire.
The FBI has used hacking methods never seen before in the history of law enforcement to bring down the owners and clients of the largest child pornography website found on the dark web to date.
A bulletin board website named Playpen that enabled users to sign up and then upload any images they liked was launched in August 2014 on the dark web, and according to court documents, the website's primary purpose was to advertise and distribute child pornography.