Tag : Hacking

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #17

Jun 25, 2012 By Administrator | PayPal to Grant Money for Reported Vulnerabilities
Asking hackers to report security breaches they find without being rewarded doesn’t seem to work. There has to be some kind of an incentive. EBay, Amazon, Sony and now PayPal will provide security researchers who discover vulnerabilities in its website with money prizes. This encourages hackers to search for security breaches but at the same time, instead of using the vulnerabilities for illegal intentions they could make some money, disclose the vulnerabilities that they find on to their own personal blogs, and possibly make a name for themselves.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #16

Jun 18, 2012 By Administrator | WHMCS still vulnerable after latest string of attacks
WHMCS is a UK supplier of technical support and customer service is yet again the victim of a Ddos attack, due to its inability to mend an already known SQL Injection vulnerability. The embarrassment continued for the company in the days following where a hacker was auctioning the rights to abuse the weakness using an underground forum.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #15

Jun 11, 2012 By Administrator | 5 of the most famous hacks, ever! 
Hacking has pretty much been a concept which has been around since as long as the internet has. Sometimes the criminals go after governments to make political statements, like the recent hacks seen against the Chinese Government, sometimes it’s all about an online cyber war, as was seen in the Israel vs Iran Stuxnet fiasco or hacking is the result of pure and simple financial gain, as was seen in the recent Sony breach.

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