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Google Expands Bug Bounty Program For Play Store Apps With 100M+ Downloads

In the wake of growing incidents of the presence of malicious apps on the Play Store, Google has now taken Google Expands Bug Bounty Program For Play Store Apps With 100M+ Downloads on Latest Hacking News.

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US Government Cyber Security Still Inadequate

Surprise, surprise, surprise – an internal audit of the US Government cyber security situation has uncovered widespread weaknesses, legacy systems and poor adoption of cyber controls and tooling. US Government security has often been called into question but we’d hope in 2019 it would have gotten better and at least everyone would have adopted the anti-virus solution introduced in 2013.. A committee report (PDF) examining a decade of internal audits this week concluded that outdated systems, unpatched software, and weak data protection are so…

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HTTrack – Website Downloader Copier & Site Ripper Download

HTTrack is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility which acts as a website downloader and a site ripper for copying websites and downloading them for offline viewing. HTTrack Website Downloader & Site Ripper HTTrack allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting all the HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure, which allows you to simply open a page…

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Yahoo! Fined 35 Million USD For Late Disclosure Of Hack

Ah Yahoo! in trouble again, this time the news is Yahoo! fined for 35 million USD by the SEC for the 2 years delayed disclosure of the massive hack, we actually reported on the incident in 2016 when it became public – Massive Yahoo Hack – 500 Million Accounts Compromised. Yahoo! has been having a rocky time for quite a few years now and just recently has sold Flickr to SmugMug for an undisclosed amount, I hope that at least helps pay off some…

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MyEtherWallet DNS Hack Causes 17 Million USD User Loss

Big news in the crypto scene this week was that the MyEtherWallet DNS Hack that occured managed to collect about $17 Million USD worth of Ethereum in just a few hours. The hack itself could have been MUCH bigger as it actually involved compromising 1300 Amazon AWS Route 53 DNS IP addresses, fortunately though only MEW was targetted resulting in the damage being contained in the cryptosphere (as far as we know anyway). Read the rest of MyEtherWallet DNS Hack Causes 17 Million USD…

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Cambridge Analytica Facebook Data Scandal

One of the biggest stories of the year so far has been the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica that came out after a Channel 4 expose that demonstrated the depths they are willing to go to profile voters, manipulate elections and much more. It’s kicking off in the UK and the US and Mark Zuckerberg has had to come out publically and apologise about the involvement of Facebook. This goes deep with ties to elections and political activities in Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Kenya.…

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Memcached DDoS Attacks Will Be BIG In 2018

So after the massive DDoS attack trend in 2016 it seems like 2018 is going to the year of the Memcached DDoS amplification attack with so many insecure Memcached servers available on the public Internet. Unfortunately, it looks like a problem that won’t easily go away as there are so many publically exposed, poorly configured Memcached servers online (estimated to be over 100,000). Honestly, Github handled the 1.3Tbps attack like a champ with only 10 minutes downtime although they did deflect it by moving…

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0-Day Flash Vulnerability Exploited In The Wild

So another 0-Day Flash Vulnerability is being exploited in the Wild, a previously unknown flaw which has been labelled CVE-2018-4878 and it affects 28.0.0.137 and earlier versions for both Windows and Mac (the desktop runtime) and for basically everything in the Chrome Flash Player (Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS). The full Adobe Security Advisory can be found here: – Security Advisory for Flash Player | APSA18-01 Adobe warned on Thursday that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in its Flash Player…