Hacking, AppSec, and Bug Bounty newsletter
2019-05-17 | Cybersecurity for the public interest, Hacktivity highlights, and The importance of having a good sense of humor in InfoSec
Friday, May 17
Note from the editor: My friend Chris Holt, Senior Bug Bounty Operations Lead at Verizon Media, is doing a webinar with HackerOne. He’s one of the best at what he does, I think you’d get a lot out of his talk. You can register here… Now on to our regularly scheduled programming.
What a week. ZombieLoad attack, Thangrycat, Windows patched a vulnerability related to WannaCry-like malware, and Google’s got an unpatched issue affecting Titan Keys. Oh, and there was that WhatsApp RCE. What can you do but have a good sense of humor like @dcuthbert.
DoS on the Issue page by exploiting Mermaid [70 upvotes] - $3,000 bounty for this report to GitLab by @8ayac
Twitter ID exposure via error-based side-channel attack [22 upvotes] - $1,470 bounty for this report to Twitter by @terjanq.
TWEET OF THE DAY
Interesting. Thanks for the new <portal> element of Google (https://web.dev/hands-on-portals …) you can navigate to top-level data: URI again! - @SecurityMB
OTHER ARTICLES WE’RE READING
Since GDPR went into effect: 206,326 total cases comprising 94,622 complaints, 64,684 data breach notifications, 47,020 other. More from Alec Stapp including the full report
What the $*#!? Come on now, Bloomberg
Renee Dudley and Jeff Kao at Prop Publica have a great in-depth piece on how two data recovery firms promised help - instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged victims extra.
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