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

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

Jul 14, 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 has come up with an idea: To build a smart Artificial Intelligence System that will automatically detect and even patch security flaws in a system. Isn't it a revolutionary idea for Internet Security? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected seven teams of finalists who will face off in a historic battle, as each tries to defend themselves and find out flaws without any human control. The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge will be held at the annual DEF CON hacking conference in Las Vegas next month. Must Read : Artificial Intelligence System that can detec
1-Click Way to Check If your Android Device is Vulnerable to Hacking

1-Click Way to Check If your Android Device is Vulnerable to Hacking

Nov 09, 2015
Vulnerabilities are common these days and when we talk about mobile security, this year has been somewhat of a trouble for Android users. Almost every week we come across a new hack affecting Android devices. One of the serious vulnerabilities is the  Stagefright Security Bug , where all it needed to install malicious code on the Android devices was a simple text message. Although Google patched these security holes in its latest Android update, manufacturers can take a long time to release their own updates, and it's even possible that older devices may not get the updates at all. So, even after the release of patches for these critical vulnerabilities, it is difficult to say which Android devices are at risk of what bugs. There is a one-click solution to this problem. One Android app can help educate you and help you know whether your devices is at risk. One-Click Solution to Check Your Device for All Critical Bugs Android Vulnerability Test Suite ( VT
Yahoo! Launches Free Web Application Security Scanner

Yahoo! Launches Free Web Application Security Scanner

Sep 26, 2015
Yahoo! has open-sourced Gryffin – a Web Application Security Scanner – in an aim to improve the safety of the Web for everyone. Currently in its beta, Project Gryffin has made available on Github under the BSD-style license that Yahoo! has been using for a number of its open-sourced projects. Gryffin is basically a Go & JavaScript platform that helps system administrators scan URLs for malicious web content and common security vulnerabilities, including SQL Injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) . Yahoo! describes Gryffin as a large-scale Web security scanning platform, which is more than just a scanner, as it is designed to address two specific problems: Coverage Scale Scale is obviously implied for large Web, while Coverage has two dimensions – Crawl and Fuzzing . Crawl's ability is to find as much of the Web application's footprint as possible, whereas Fuzzing involves testing each part of the application's components for an applied se
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Cybersecurity CPEs: Unraveling the What, Why & How

Cybersecurity CPEs: Unraveling the What, Why & How

Jun 10, 2024Cybersecurity / Exposure Management
Staying Sharp: Cybersecurity CPEs Explained Perhaps even more so than in other professional domains, cybersecurity professionals constantly face new threats. To ensure you stay on top of your game, many certification programs require earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. CPEs are essentially units of measurement used to quantify the time and effort professionals spend on maintaining and enhancing skills and knowledge in the field of cybersecurity, and they act as points that demonstrate a commitment to staying current. CPEs are best understood in terms of other professions: just like medical, legal and even CPA certifications require continuing education to stay up-to-date on advancements and industry changes, cybersecurity professionals need CPEs to stay informed about the latest hacking tactics and defense strategies. CPE credits are crucial for maintaining certifications issued by various cybersecurity credentialing organizations, such as (ISC)², ISACA, and C
Girl Hacker Devises a 3D Printed High-Heeled Shoes with Hacking Tools Inside

Girl Hacker Devises a 3D Printed High-Heeled Shoes with Hacking Tools Inside

Aug 25, 2015
Next time when you came across a lady wearing high heels, you need to Watch her steps, and yours too. What if a computer hacker with stunning good look and charm, especially a girl, walk around you? This is the only reason why a young woman hacker going under the name SexyCyborg could turn out so dangerous . SexyCyborg, a Chinese hardware hacker, is actually a very intelligent and extremely geeky woman, who has a keen interest in electronics, robotics, and most importantly 3D printing. She proved this by first creating the Hikaru Skirt   with the help of a 3D printer back in July, and now… …by devising a new way of Hiding Hi-Tech Hacking Technology in a Unique Pair of High-Heeled Shoes . 'Wu Ying Shoes' – A Set of Hacking Tools! She used a 3D-printed pair of high heels for the purpose of hiding a penetration-testing toolkit around. The 3D-printed heels, she dubbed " Wu Ying Shoes ," named after the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung's
Kali Linux 2.0 Released — Download Most Powerful Penetration Testing Platform

Kali Linux 2.0 Released — Download Most Powerful Penetration Testing Platform

Aug 11, 2015
Offensive Security , the creators of Swiss army knife for Security researchers, Penetration testers and Hackers have finally released the much awaited and most powerful version of  Kali Linux 2.0 . Kali Linux 2.0 (Codename 'Kali Sana') , an open-source penetration testing platform brings hundreds of Penetration Testing, Forensics, Hacking and Reverse Engineering tools together into a Debian-based Linux distribution. Kali Linux 2.0 offers a redesigned user interface for streamlined work experience, along with a new multi-level menus and tool categories options. Kali Linux 2.0 is now a rolling distribution, means users will receive tools and core system updates frequently. Kali Linux 2.0 Features: Runs on Linux kernel 4.0,  use full Gnome 3 Desktop instead of gnome-fallback,  improved hardware and wireless driver coverage,  support for a variety of Desktop Environments,  updated desktop environment and tools,  Featuring new cutting-edge wireless penetration
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