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2017-08-25 | Togetherwehitharder, OPM Malware arrest, and Project Zero update
Friday, August 25
Mayweather or McGregor?
100% of respondents in the 2017 IT Risks in Government Survey just published say employees are their largest security threat. Wired says human nature is the biggest challenge in security. And CERT’s CVD Guide says in the conclusion “... it’s not just the technology that falls short of our ideals.” Humans. We’re the problem but also the solution. As the authors of the CERT Guide say “We fix what we can, mitigate what we can’t fix, and remain vigilant over what we can’t mitigate.” #togetherwehitharder
Reflected XSS - gratipay.com [15 upvotes] - Swag awarded for this report to Gratipay by @tungpun. Amazing thread. Read it.
dom based xss in http://www.rockstargames.com/GTAOnline/ (Fix bypass) [10 upvotes] - $500 bounty for this report to Rockstar Games by @netfuzzer. Nifty little trick; bypassing previous fix by hashing part of the payload.
You can see all the latest and greatest disclosures and bounties on www.hackerone.com/hacktivity
TWEET OF THE DAY
A regular reminder that social engineering happened well before the tech revolution: How Scams Worked In The 1800s - @jessysaurusrex
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
OPM Malware arrest yesterday. See the full indictment
Bypassing VirtualBox Process Hardening on Windows - Project Zero update
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