The Dutch government has published guidelines to encourage the responsible release of security flaws.
The move is aimed at clarifying the process of responsible security vulnerability disclosure to improve relations between security researchers and commercial software producers.
The Dutch government said on Wednesday it plans to introduce a new law to force suspected terrorists and paedophiles to hand over computer passwords and punish those who refuse to comply.
"People suspected of having and trading in child pornography or terrorist activities will soon be compelled to work together to open encrypted files on their computers," the Dutch justice ministry said in a statement.
How long would it take a determined attacker to hack into Apple's iPhone device from scratch?
That was the intellectual challenge that drove a pair of Dutch researchers to start looking for an exploitable software vulnerability that would allow them to hijack the address book, photos, videos and browsing history from a fully patched iPhone 4S. The hack, which netted a $30,000 cash prize at the mobile Pwn2Own contest here, exploited a WebKit vulnerability to launch a drive-by download when the target device simply surfs to a booby-trapped web site.
Earlier today, security researcher Janne Ahlberg has brought to our attention the fact that the file published by r00tBeer hackers – allegedly stolen from the systems of electronics manufacturer Philips – is similar to the one posted online by Hax0r of Team INTRA back in February.
The expert found that the size of the file published now is exactly the same size as the one obtained by Team INTRA.
The new hacker collective "r00tbeersec" has struck again — and this time, it matters.
More than 350 passwords, full names and email addresses belonging to Italian customers of the Dutch consumer electronics giant Philips were posted online Monday. The Italians had apparently purchased Philips flat-screen TVs with interchangeable colored frames some years ago.