February 2015

Google Pwnium Program Now Open All Year

Google is expanding its successful Pwnium vulnerability reward program–which has run at various security conferences for a couple of years now–to run continuously and offer an unlimited pool of financial rewards. Pwnium originally was established as an alternative to the Pwn2Own hacking contest at CanSecWest every spring. The Pwn2Own contest has been the origin of […]

The House Always Wins

Recently, at an event in Las Vegas, one of the speakers polled the audience.  When he asked the question, “How many people lost money gambling?”, about 90% of the hands in the room went up.  When he asked the question, “How many people won money gambling?”, about 10% of the hands in the room went up.  To anyone who understands basic probability and the busin
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