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Google® Financing Security Fixes on Open Source Software

October 15, 2013  Security Suite

Listen up developers! Google® is offering financial incentives for your security patches on select open-source projects, including:

  • Core infrastructure network services: OpenSSH, BIND, ISC DHCP

  • Core infrastructure image parsers: libjpeg, libjpeg-turbo, libpng, giflib

  • Open-source foundations of Google® Chrome™: Chromium, Blink

  • Other high-impact libraries: OpenSSL, zlib

  • Security-critical, commonly used components of the Linux® kernel (including KVM)

Rewards will range between $500 and just over $3,000, depending upon complexity. Full details are available at the Patch Rewards webpage, where Google® plans on eventually extending the program to Web servers, SMTP daemons, and others.

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Stagefright - probably the most dangerous threat to smartphones right now

August 25, 2015  Security Suite

Can you imagine a single received MMS could allow hackers to access all your data on your phone? Meet Stagegright, the exploit that is a threat for 950 million smartphones with Android. Vulnerability like this is very dangerous because it does not require any action by the victim - all the hacker needs to compromise your smarthphone is your phone number.

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