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Programmers are copying security flaws into your software, researchers warn

Many software developers are cribbing code, and its flaws, that someone else created. And the problem is only getting harder to keep up with.<p>It's easy to assume that hackers work way above our pay grade. Electronic intruders must be able to exploit vulnerabilities in the software we use because …

Cybersecurity

BlackBerry is not against building a secure Android phone

A couple of weeks ago, rumors resurfaced to suggest that BlackBerry may be planning to produce a smartphone powered by Google’s Android operating system. While we always take these rumors with a pinch of salt, BlackBerry CEO John Chen threw some more fuel on the fire when he commented that he …

EE's free Power Bar chargers are back in stock

Mobile operators aren't often recognised for their benevolence, but EE caught everyone's attention when it started handing out free portable mobile chargers to customers. In fact, it received over a million requests in just four days, forcing it to "power pause" signups and tell people to try again …

T-Mobile

HackerOne Bags $25M As Security Info Sharing Mainstreams

HackerOne, makers of a bug bounty platform where companies pay hackers to find vulnerabilities in their products, announced a $25 million Series B round today.<p>The round was led by NEA. Benchmark, its lead Series A investor, also participated along with several prominent individual investors …

Apple wins Cannes Lions top prize for its 'Shot on iPhone 6' ad campaign

Apple’s World Gallery ad campaign — launched in March featuring photos from its new iPhone 6 — has won the top prize in the Cannes Lions Outdoor category — a competition that focuses on open air ads such as billboards, posters and creative environments.<p>In this campaign, popularly known as ‘Shot on …

You need an invite for the latest Ubuntu smartphone

Canonical is set to launch its third Ubuntu powered smartphone in Europe tomorrow, in a bid to better compete with the larger Android operating system. However, this time the company will be selling the phone through an invite-only business model.<p>The latest Ubuntu smartphone is based on the Meizu …