Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1960 Darknet follows Google's bug bounty lead: But this cash is for flaws that expose shady traders
To keep its customers out of trouble, Hansa, a popular darknet marketplace for selling illicit goods, is following legitimate businesses by paying researchers for reporting security flaws.

It is one of many darknet marketplaces seeking to meet demand for anonymous trading once offered by fallen drugs bazaar Silk Road. With its buyers and sellers likely to be of interest to law-enforcement agencies as well as hackers, Hansa announced on Reddit last week that it had launched a bitcoin bug bounty to keep clients safe.

Bug bounties are gaining in popularity in the world of legitimate business as a means of improving product security.
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#1963 Dozens of popular iOS apps vulnerable to intercept of TLS-protected data
#1962 Microsoft hosts the Windows source in a monstrous 300GB Git repository
#1961 InterContinental confirms breach at 12 hotels
#1960 Darknet follows Google's bug bounty lead: But this cash is for flaws that expose shady traders
#1959 Polish banks infected with malware hosted on their own government's site
#1958 Vizio: The spy in your TV
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