Hacking, AppSec, and Bug Bounty newsletter
2017-04-24 | Idealistic hackers, 27-years, and Krebs can’t get no beats
Monday, April 24
BBC Today interviewed former anonymous hacker, Jake Davis and quoted a recent report by the National Cyber Crime Agency. The Guardian wrote a good article about it - read that for the TL;DR version. The gist, hacking the government is a good thing if done through a bug bounty program (as Hack the Pentagon and Hack the Army showed us). The head of the U.S. Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment wants a bug bounty for military bases, “The best and brightest could help us get through that”. The future of hacker-powered security is bright.
[GitHub Extension] Unsanitised HTML leading to XSS on GitHub.com [10 upvotes] - $200 bounty for this report to Algolia by @ysx. Awesome Autocomplete extension (pretty cool name) had broken <img> element that led to XSS.
Bypass to postMessage origin validation via FTP [8 upvotes] for this report to Slack by @a1kmm-. FTP could be used to bypass validation and view XOXS tokens of victims on the local network.
You can see all the latest and greatest disclosures and bounties on www.hackerone.com/hacktivity.
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
27 is a big number
In case you didn’t know - Companies are paying millions to get hacked — on purpose
Even the best of us are susceptible. Krebs can’t get no beats
Doh! DoublePulsar malware ala Shadow Brokers is leading to pwnage thanks to script kiddies everywhere
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