What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Hackers, researchers, cybersecurity companies and government officials descended on Las Vegas last week for Black Hat and Def Con, a cybersecurity double-bill that’s collectively referred to as “hacker summer camp.” This year’s cyber gathering was particularly...

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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Daily Crunch: Amazon to acquire iRobot in $1.7B all-cash deal

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Twitter fixes security bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts

Twitter says it has fixed a security vulnerability that allowed threat actors to compile information of 5.4 million Twitter accounts, which were listed for sale on a known cybercrime forum. The vulnerability allowed anyone to enter a phone number or an email address...

Twitter denies Musk’s countersuit claims with a lot of snark

Twitter has filed a legal response denying Elon Musk’s counterclaims about the company he’s supposed to acquire — a deal he’s trying to exit by claiming Twitter fraudulently misrepresented the number of fake accounts on the platform. The...