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Monthly Archives: July 2015

3 Common Security Mistakes Mobile App Developers Make and How to Fix Them

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Following our blogpost last week about Brute Force vulnerability that affects over 600 million smartphones, we asked IT Security Researcher, Francesco Stillavato, about his thoughts on common security mistakes that mobile application developers make and how to fix them.

Security is a very important feature and should not be taken for granted when developing mobile apps.

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How to Prevent Brute Force Attacks in Mobile Applications

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A research revealed that over 600 millions smartphone users have their mobiles at risk due to the mobile apps allowing UNLIMITED number of login attempts. AppBugs, a mobile security firm, tested 100 of the most popular Android and iOS applications that support password protected accounts – with each app registering at least one million downloads.

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2 Security Researchers Rewarded a Million Air Miles Each

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Two Information Security researchers each received 1 Million Air Miles from United Airlines for uncovering vulnerabilities in their system.

A couple of months ago, we’ve written about this bug bounty reward program from this airline company and now two IT security researchers got themselves the maximum payout reward.

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Top 5 Hackmes in June 2015

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One challenge moved down and four new challenges entered our Top 5 Hackme’s for May 2015. Restrictions Bypass – PHP took the top spot for the most number of users  taking the challenge for the month.

Hack.me is a place for web app security enthusiasts who want to test their skills and try to break into these exercises.

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How to Become a Professional Network Penetration Tester

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This July, we leave you no room for excuses as we offer you our hands-on Network Penetration Testing training courses – Penetration Testing Professional v3 (PTPv3) and Penetration Testing Student v3 (PTSv3).

Everyday, we hear news and stories of data breaches in various companies.

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FREE Whitepaper: How to Become a Penetration Tester


The demand for cybersecurity professionals is soaring. Companies and organizations are constantly facing threats from malicious attacks as they try to keep sensitive data secure. Penetration Testers (pentesters) are hired by businesses to keep the network and applications secure and up-to-date from these cyberattacks.

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Web Application Penetration Testing v2 Course Launch

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Last June 23, we launched version 2 of our Web Application Penetration Testing training course. This is our finest training course on web application security which has been upgraded to include more exciting and hands-on lab exercises, 13 different modules, over 1850 slides, more than 5 hours of HQ video training.

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BlackHat USA 2015 in Las Vegas

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Black Hat is returning in Las Vegas, Nevada for its annual cybersecurity event . Running on its 18th year, this most technical and relevant information security gathering will be held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. You can expect plenty of trainings from cybersecurity professionals, briefings from experts, and opportunities to network with like-minded individuals.

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