United to award miles to security researchers who discover bugs - Wi-Fi, entertainment systems and avionics are off-limits
If you're a security expert and fond of traveling, United Airlines' new bug bounty program will likely be of interest.
Companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook offer monetary rewards to outside researchers who discover and disclose security flaws. Now, United has started a similar program, but, in keeping with the company's services, has chosen to offer air miles as rewards.
Earlier this week, Starbucks customers reported that hundreds of dollars were stolen from their credit cards. The Starbucks mobile app lets customers pay at checkout with their phone. The app can also reload Starbucks gift cards by automatically drawing funds from bank account, credit card or Pay Pal.
Traditional home security cameras are valuable, but they also yield hour after hour of footage owners have to wade through when they're looking for specific information. Oregon-based Flir says it has the solution to that problem. Its new FX Wi-Fi camera uses intelligent motion tracking to create a simultaneous replay of everything it has captured throughout the day so that users can easily review that footage in just minutes.
The just-patched critical vulnerability in widely used virtualization software is an ideal exploitation target for state-sponsored spies and criminals alike fishing for passwords, cryptography keys, or bitcoins, a researcher who has dissected one of the fixes said.
Venom (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation), the recently discovered security hole in the open-source QEMU virtual machine hypervisor, has been fixed.
That's the good news. The bad news is many of you, even though you may use a QEMU-based hypervisor on your server or for your cloud, think you've nothing to worry about. You do.