Archive for the ‘vulnerability assessment’ Category

Hacker who reported flaw in Hungarian Telekom faces up to 8-years in prison

February 1st, 2019
Many of you might have this question in your mind: "Is it illegal to test a website for vulnerability without permission from the owner?" Or… "Is it illegal to disclose a vulnerability publicly?" Well, the answer is YES, it’s illegal most of the times and doing so could backfire even when you have good intentions. Last year, Hungarian police arrested a 20-year-old ethical hacker accused of

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DARPA Challenges Hackers to Create Automated Hacking System — WIN $2 Million

July 14th, 2016

Why we can’t detect all security loopholes and patch them before hackers exploit them?

Because… we know that humans are too slow at finding and fixing security bugs, which is why vulnerabilities like Heartbleed, POODLE and GHOST remained undetected for decades and rendered almost half of the Internet vulnerable to theft by the time patches were rolled out.

Now to solve this hurdle, DARPA

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