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EU puts up bug bounties to find flaws in open source software

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:15 PM

This will cover 14 free and open source software starting January 2019. A 15th piece of software will be opened for the bounty in March.

Have you checked if you were exposed to Facebook's latest bug? Here's how

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:47 PM

Check if you were among the 6.8 million whose unposted photos may have been exposed

FACEBOOK. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


New Facebook bug may have exposed unposted photos from 6.8 million users

Dec 15, 2018 - 6:23 AM

'When someone gives permission for an app to access their photos on Facebook, we usually only grant the app access to photos people share on their timeline,' engineering director Tomer Bar says in a message to developers


Facebook vulnerability could have allowed sites to see users' interests

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:16 PM

The social media company has since patched the bug


Apple fixes a bug that made its new MacBook Pros run slower than advertised

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Apple confirms a bug that made MacBook Pros run slow – unless they were in a freezer

Photo from Apple


Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts – reports

Jul 03, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Note 8 users have reported that they have encountered the bug

MESSAGING MISHAP. Samsung Messages, the brand's own messaging app, is being affected by a bug that sends out photos from a user's gallery


Bug temporarily unblocked Facebook and Messenger users

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Some users may have temporarily gained normal access to the pages that have blocked them

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture shows a person posing during a photo session showing the social platform Facebook logo reflected in the pupil of an eye on April 25, 2018, in Paris.  File photo by Christophe Simon/AFP


Facebook bug set some private posts to public for about 14M users

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The bug potentially makes public some private posts made between May 18 and May 27


Valve patches 10-year-old exploitable bug in Steam

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:17 PM

The bug reportedly makes Steam users’ computers vulnerable to being remotely taken control of by hackers

'Black dot' emoji locking up iPhone, iPad and Mac messaging app – reports

May 10, 2018 - 1:29 PM

The dot contains hidden code that overloads a device's CPU


iPhone X bug prevents users from answering calls

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:19 PM

According to one user, it takes 6 to 8 seconds after the call ringtone is first heard for the display to activate

Photo from Apple


Google's new bug bounty program targets popular third-party apps

Oct 24, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Researchers can submit eligible vulnerabilities to Alibaba, Dropbox, Duolingo, Headspace, Line, Mail.ru, Snapchat, and Tinder for a potential $1,000 payoff after their vulnerability is addressed

Cloudflare bug 'Cloudbleed' leaks private data online

Feb 27, 2017 - 2:37 AM

Essentially sensitive data intended for temporarily storage overflowed buffering memory space and was then tucked into more exposed spots such as web pages These could then be indexed by search engines in some cases

Over $550,000 paid out to Android bug hunters in past year

Jun 20, 2016 - 12:40 PM

The top Android bug bounty researcher earns 75 750 for 26 vulnerability reports

Uber launches bug bounty program

Mar 23, 2016 - 5:19 PM

The new program will offer up to 10 000 for bugs found by bug bounty hunters

Joe Alaskey, voice of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, dies

Feb 05, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The Man of 1 000 Voices who also voiced characters in Forrest Gump and King of the World dies at 63

JOE ALASKEY. Joe, who voiced Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, dies at the age of 63. File photo by MARK MAINZ / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Skype crash bug caused by 8-character message

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:42 PM

Sending http: : without quotes will crash Skype for a user and cause the Skype apps of message recipients to crash on startup

Text messaging bug crashes Messages on iPhones

May 27, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The bug works regardless of what device the buggy message came from

BUGGY IPHONES. A Chinese man uses the finger print scanner while setting up his new iPhone 6 inside an Apple store in Beijing, China, 17 October 2014. File Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Black rice bugs attack Palaro

May 04, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Commonly known as piyangaw the bugs emit a certain foul odor and can be normally found in ricefields and farmlands

INVASION. Rice Black Bugs attack the DavNor Sports and Tourism Sports Complex. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Gmail autocomplete bug gives the wrong addresses

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:26 PM

Gmail is working on a fix for the issue of the autocomplete function yielding the wrong recipient addresses

Apple releases OS X Bash bug update

Sep 30, 2014 - 5:45 PM

There are Bash updates for the Lion Mountain Lion and Mavericks Apple OS types

'Bash' computer bug could hit millions

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:38 AM

If hackers exploit this bug they could take control of a PC executing arbitrary code on an infected system

Apple acknowledges bug in iPhone software, offers fix

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:51 PM

We have a workaround for you if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and you lost cellular service and Touch ID functionality today after updating to iOS 8 0 1 Apple says

IPHONE 6 AND 6 PLUS. Image from Apple PR

US diplomat sorry for cursing EU in bugged Ukraine call

Feb 07, 2014 - 12:23 PM

The leaked phone call appears to reveal US frustration with the European Union s handling of Ukraine

CURSING AND BUGS. A handout photo shows Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych shaking hands with US State Department Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland in Kiev on February 6, 2014. Mykhaylo Markiv/AFP/Presidential Press-Service Pool

Facebook, Microsoft sponsor Internet Bug Bounty

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:15 PM

Report a vulnerability in the Internet and earn money? You can with the Internet Bug Bounty program

BUG BOUNTY. Facebook and Microsoft will pay big money for bad Internet bugs.

Hacker posts on FB founder's wall, proves exploit

Aug 19, 2013 - 5:37 PM

A security researcher proves a potential Facebook exploit by demonstrating it on Mark Zuckerberg s wall

SECURITY RESEARCH. A security researcher takes matters into his own hands by proving an exploit he found to the Facebook security team on Mark Zuckerberg's wall.

Facebook admits bug exposed 6 M users

Jun 22, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Facebook says even with their strong team no company can ensure 100 percent prevention of bugs

IMPROPER SHARING. Phone numbers and addresses of some 6 million Facebook users were improperly shared due to a software bug.

Go tell it to the mystic mountain

Jul 12, 2012 - 10:12 AM

A girl who backpacks alone conquers a mountain and a slight fear of the uncertain Hers is a story of trust in the inherent goodness of man

BUD BONGAO, CONQUERED. Photo from Gael Hilotin

Rappler Newscast | June 22, 2012

Jun 22, 2012 - 8:51 PM

China establishes a city over disputed islands Jordan confirms Atyani kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf And Senator Santiago urges colleagues to do a Flavier vote for the RH bill

Twitter sets off jitters as 'bug' hits site

Jun 22, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Twitter says a cascading bug caused outages affecting millions of users It adds there was no hacker attack

[PH Travel] Running with sardines

Apr 24, 2012 - 6:59 PM

What s it like to swim with a gigantic school of fish and be eye to eye with a shark?

METEOR SHOWER? Nope. But just like meteors, sardines seem to scintillate and generate electricity while swimming together.