Hacking, AppSec, and Bug Bounty newsletter
2017-04-14 | The Internet of Broken Things, Google Play banking trojan, and inmates building computers in the ceiling
Friday, April 14
Have a good Friday!
TODAY’S TOP STORY
Today is the last day to apply for Microsoft Research’s Project Sopris. Sopris has been called Microsoft’s solution to the IoT security problem. Their paper, the 7 properties of highly secure devices showcases how Microsoft implemented all 7 in low-cost microcontrollers. Project Sopris is to test it in the wild with hackers. We’ll see how it stands up. Regardless, we know more hardware, more problems. Kudos to Microsoft for taking steps for bringing high-value security to low-cost devices.
Remote Code Execution (RCE) in a DoD website [15 upvotes] - no bounty for this report to Department of Defense by @joaomatosf. This was the hackers first report on HackerOne! You have a bright future, friend. DoD quote in summary “This was a very clever demonstration.”
Unfiltered `class` attribute in markdown code [ 8 upvotes] - no bounty for this report to GitLab by @skovorodan. Very cool to see the amount of work a researcher puts into the report, for the good of the internet. No monetary compensation, but credit for the hard work. Well done to all.
You can see all the latest and greatest disclosures and bounties on hackerone.com/hacktivity.
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
Banking malware in Google Play targeting many new apps (0ver 400 banks targeted)
The Internet of Broken Things. Talk on real life experience in avionics security assessment, including exotic attack vectors including software + hardware.
Hacker’s gonna hack. Inmates built computers hidden in ceiling, connected them to prison network.
Malicious payload for CVE-2017-5638, leads to RCE, reported by Gotham Securities.
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