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Boot Camp: A Beginner’s Guide to Bug Bounties

A few years ago, hacking the United States Government might have landed you with Computer Fraud and Abuse Act charges and a lengthy stint in a federal penitentiary. Fast forward to 2016 – hacking the US would still bring you behind bars, save for a few select systems.

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Top 5 Hackme Challenges in december 2015

The Top 5 Hackmes for the month of December. Test yourself, check out the list of the challenges below:

Very basic SQL injection:

“The goal here is to learn the very basics of SQL injection.”

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Sql injection bypass authentication hard:

“Your goal: Finding SQL injections and exploit them to bypass the authentication system.

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Top 5 Hackmes in October 2015

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The Top 5 Hackme’s for the month of October have been published. Top spot goes to Very basic SQL injection.

Hackme is a virtual space where application security experts and enthusiasts can learn hacking skills through various challenges. What makes hackme great is that when you activate a challenge, a new sandbox will be created.

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Apple App Store Compromised by XcodeGhost Vulnerability

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Apple’s App Store has been compromised and millions of affected iPad and iPhone users are at risk. A vulnerability named XcodeGhost has been reported which functions by adding malicious code to mobile applications that have been built with an infected version of Xcode – Apple’s development environment for iOS.

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Top 5 Things to Do When Your Trusted IT Professionals Leave

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Businesses and organizations spend billions to protect data from cyber attacks across the Internet. Another thing that you should consider are threats coming from the inside. Staff-related security breaches such as that of Morgan Stanley investment firm and Ashley Madison site where the CEO tells the possibility of the hack done by an insider tells us to always keep our guards on – even from our own staff. 

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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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