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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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Cybrary Offers Free Online Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Training

April 15th, 2015

I frequently receive emails and messages on how to hack my friend’s Facebook account, how to become a hacker, how to penetrate networks, how to break into computers, and how to compromise routers?

These are some of the most frequent queries I came across, and in this article I’ll attempt to answer these along with a solution on how to get started as a beginner. Before we begin, first let’s

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18-year-old Unpatched Vulnerability Affects All Versions of Microsoft Windows

April 14th, 2015

Security researchers have unearthed a serious security flaw in all supported versions of Windows that could let hackers steal users’ credentials from computers, tablets or servers running any version of Windows operating system, including the as-yet-released Windows 10.

This vulnerability in Windows was first discovered 20 Years ago:

The critical bug, dubbed “Redirect to SMB,” is a

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