$20,000 up for grabs in Xbox Live security hole hunt

$20,000 up for grabs in Xbox Live security hole hunt

Microsoft is inviting gamers, security researchers, and technologists to pit their wits against the Xbox network in the search for security vulnerabilities. With a newly-announced bug bounty, Microsoft is inviting bug hunters ...
HackerOne Bug Bounty Website Hacked

HackerOne Bug Bounty Website Hacked

A hacker managed to compromise HackerOne, a company that itself pays white hat hackers to find security breaches for other companies. The hacker, identified only by the pseudonym haxta4ok00, figured out a ...
Google

Google Waving Big Cash: $1.5M Bounty for the Right Bug

If you can find a critical security bug in Google’s new phone security chip, you could make some serious cash-money ...
Security Boulevard
Google’s bug bounty bid to make big Android apps more secure

Google’s bug bounty bid to make big Android apps more secure

Google wants Android users to feel that its platform is secure, and knows that people’s confidence can be shaken when the media is full of headlines of the latest security scare. And ...
BSides London 2019

Security BSides London 2019, Jamie O’Hare’s ‘Bug Bounties: Crowdsourcing Nosey Bastards’

Many thanks to Security BSides London for publishing their outstanding conference videos on YouTube. Permalink ...
Apple Increases Maximum Bug Bounty Program Payout to $1M

Apple Increases Maximum Bug Bounty Program Payout to $1M

Apple announced that it will be expanding the scope of its bug bounty program and increasing its maximum possible reward payout to $1 million. Ivan Krstić, Apple’s head of security engineering, made ...
AT&T Announces Launch of Public Bug Bounty Program

AT&T Announces Launch of Public Bug Bounty Program

American multinational conglomerate holding company AT&T has announced the launch of its public bug bounty program on HackerOne. Revealed on 6 August, the new program will award security researchers who submit reports ...
Instagram 2FA Bypass, A Tale of Superlative Bug Hunting Skills & Indolent Multi-Factor Authentication

Instagram 2FA Bypass, A Tale of Superlative Bug Hunting Skills & Indolent Multi-Factor Authentication

Via Tara Seals writing at the Threatpost Blog, detailing the highly competent bug hunting skill set of Laxman Muthiyah, examining - if you will - the lackadaisical 2FA data flow promulgated by ...

I’m Just Not Smart Enough to Work in Tech

“You work in tech! Wow, you must be so smart. I wish I was that smart. I'm just not smart enough to work in tech.” That’s what I used to say to ...
Hacker Exposes Confidential Files, Correspondence from Mexican Embassy in Guatemala

Hacker Exposes Confidential Files, Correspondence from Mexican Embassy in Guatemala

After expressing anger that his bug bounty efforts were completely ignored by Mexican officials, a hackers stole and leaked online almost 5,000 confidential documents from the Mexican embassy in Guatemala, writes TechCrunch ...