A major US military contractor may have spent years at the total mercy of hackers connected with the Chinese military.
The claims, made in a Bloomberg report on 1 May, suggest that the hackers had unrestricted access to high-level, sensitive military technology and classified documents.
Twitter knows that many high-profile accounts have suffered at the hands of hackers in recent days, but is putting much of the onus of responsibility on the account holders themselves.
On Monday, Twitter sent a memo to major media and news outlets about the threat -- if they hadn't known already or at least reported on some of them -- and noted that it believed these "attacks will continue." (Buzzfeed posted the memo in full.)
Airbnb, which helps people find vacation rentals all around the world, today will start verifying the identity of all users by asking for their real-life papers, the company announced on Tuesday.
Airbnb is asking both travelers and those who have property listings to provide two forms of identification for a new verification process. The company will take people's IDs from Airbnb reviews and social media sites, like LinkedIn or Facebook, and will ask users to fill in information only they would know or scan a photo ID to confirm a match.
Open source has become a staple for software development in the enterprise, but keeping track of it and maintaining security for it remains an elusive goal, according to a survey of more than 3,500 data architects and developers published today by Sonatype, which provides component lifecycle management products and also operates the Central Repository for downloading open-source software.
Ongoing exploits infecting tens of thousands of reputable sites running the Apache Web server have only grown more powerful and stealthy since Ars first reported on them four weeks ago. Researchers have now documented highly sophisticated features that make these exploits invisible without the use of special forensic detection methods.