Microsoft to Reward Hackers for Finding Bugs in Open Source Election Software

Fair elections are the lifelines of democracy, but in recent years election hacking has become a hot topic worldwide. Whether it’s American voting machines during the 2016 presidential election or India’s EVMs during 2014 general elections, the integrity, transparency, and security of electronic voting machines remained questionable, leaving a wound in the minds of many that is difficult to Source: Hackernews Continue reading Microsoft to Reward Hackers for Finding Bugs in Open Source Election Software

Chrome for Android Enables Site Isolation Security Feature for All Sites with Login

After enabling ‘Site Isolation’ security feature in Chrome for desktops last year, Google has now finally introduced ‘the extra line of defence’ for Android smartphone users surfing the Internet over the Chrome web browser. In brief, Site Isolation is a security feature that adds an additional boundary between websites by ensuring that pages from different sites end up in different sandboxed Source: Hackernews Continue reading Chrome for Android Enables Site Isolation Security Feature for All Sites with Login

Feds Shut Down Largest Dark Web Child Abuse Site; South Korean Admin Arrested

The United States Department of Justice said today that they had arrested hundreds of criminals in a global crackdown after taking down the largest known child porn site on the dark web and tracing payments made in bitcoins. With an international coalition of law enforcement agencies, federal officials have arrested the administrator of the child sexual abuse site, 23-year-old Jong Woo Son of Source: Hackernews Continue reading Feds Shut Down Largest Dark Web Child Abuse Site; South Korean Admin Arrested

A Comprehensive Guide On How to Protect Your Websites From Hackers

Humankind had come a long way from the time when the Internet became mainstream. What started as a research project ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) funded by DARPA has grown exponentially and has single-handedly revolutionized human behavior. When WWW (world wide web) came into existence, it was meant to share information over the Internet, from there part through natural Source: Hackernews Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide On How to Protect Your Websites From Hackers

Phorpiex Botnet Sending Out Millions of Sextortion Emails Using Hacked Computers

A decade-old botnet malware that currently controls over 450,000 computers worldwide has recently shifted its operations from infecting machines with ransomware or crypto miners to abusing them for sending out sextortion emails to millions of innocent people. Extortion by email is growing significantly, with a large number of users recently complaining about receiving sextortion emails that Source: Hackernews Continue reading Phorpiex Botnet Sending Out Millions of Sextortion Emails Using Hacked Computers

Facebook Now Pays Hackers for Reporting Security Bugs in 3rd-Party Apps

Following a series of security mishaps and data abuse through its social media platform, Facebook today expanding its bug bounty program in a very unique way to beef up the security of third-party apps and websites that integrate with its platform. Last year, Facebook launched “Data Abuse Bounty” program to reward anyone who reports valid events of 3rd-party apps collecting Facebook users’ Source: Hackernews Continue reading Facebook Now Pays Hackers for Reporting Security Bugs in 3rd-Party Apps

Adobe Releases Out-of-Band Security Patches for 82 Flaws in Various Products

No, it’s not a patch Tuesday. It’s the third Tuesday of the month, and as The Hacker News shared an early heads-up late last week on Twitter, Adobe today finally released pre-announced out-of-band security updates to patch a total of 82 security vulnerabilities across its various products. The affected products that received security patches today include: Adobe Acrobat and Reader Adobe Source: Hackernews Continue reading Adobe Releases Out-of-Band Security Patches for 82 Flaws in Various Products

Firefox Blocks Inline and Eval JavaScript on Internal Pages to Prevent Injection Attacks

In an effort to mitigate a large class of potential cross-site scripting issues in Firefox, Mozilla has blocked execution of all inline scripts and potentially dangerous eval-like functions for built-in “about: pages” that are the gateway to sensitive preferences, settings, and statics of the browser. Firefox browser has 45 such internal locally-hosted about pages, some of which are listed Source: Hackernews Continue reading Firefox Blocks Inline and Eval JavaScript on Internal Pages to Prevent Injection Attacks