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Hackers Take Over US Voting Machines In Just 90 Minutes

July 31st, 2017

Image Credit: @tjhorner

Today, election hacking is not just about hacking voting machines, rather it now also includes hacking and leaking dirty secrets of the targeted political parties—and there won’t be a perfect example than the last year’s US presidential election.

But, in countries like America, even hacking electronic voting machines is possible—that too, in a matter of minutes.

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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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Pornhub Launches Bug Bounty Program; Offering Reward up to $25,000

May 11th, 2016

With the growing number of cyber attacks and data breaches, a significant number of companies and organizations have started Bug Bounty Programs to encourage hackers and security researchers to find and responsibly report bugs in their services and get a reward.

Now, even pornography sites are starting to embrace bug bounty practices in order to safeguard its user’s security.
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Hack the Pentagon — US Government Challenges Hackers to Break its Security

March 3rd, 2016

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has the plan to boost their internal and network security by announcing what it calls “the first cyber Bug Bounty Program in the history of the federal government,” officially inviting hackers to take up the challenge.

Dubbed “Hack the Pentagon,” the bug bounty program invites the hackers and security researchers only from the United States to

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Next Hacker to Organize Biggest Java Programming Competition In Germany

January 16th, 2016

Great news for Hackers and Bug-hunters who enjoy Programming and playing around with Software.

A worldwide group of like-minded computer programmers is hosting The Next Hacker IPPC event on the 26th and 27th of February in Berlin, Germany, where participants can meet hackers and programmers from around the world while getting an opportunity to participate in one of the major

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Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE – All Browsers Hacked at Pwn2Own Competition

March 22nd, 2015

The Annual Pwn2Own Hacking Competition 2015 held in Vancouver is over and participants from all over the world nabbed $557,500 in bug bounties for 21 critical bugs in top four web browsers as well as Windows OS, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash.

During the second and final day of this year’s hacking contest, the latest version of all the four major browsers including Microsoft Internet

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