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Pay What You Want for This Collection of White Hat Hacking Courses

Pay What You Want for This Collection of White Hat Hacking Courses

Oct 01, 2022
Whether you relish a mental challenge or fancy a six-figure paycheck, there are many good reasons to get into  white hat hacking . That said, picking up the necessary knowledge to build a  new career  can seem like a daunting task. There is a lot to learn, after all. To help you get started, The Hacker News Deals is currently running an eye-catching offer:  pay what you want  for one video course, and get another eight courses if you beat the average price paid.  Special Offer  — For a limited time, name your price for one cybersecurity course and beat the average price paid to  get lifetime access to nine courses . The full bundle is worth $1,668! With thousands of unfilled positions, white hat hacking is a lucrative and exciting career path. This bundle provides a solid introduction to the world of penetration testing and general cybersecurity, with over 65 hours of intensive training. Through concise video tutorials, you learn how to secure your own machine with Kali Linux and
Chinese Hackers won $215,000 for Hacking iPhone and Google Nexus at Mobile Pwn2Own

Chinese Hackers won $215,000 for Hacking iPhone and Google Nexus at Mobile Pwn2Own

Oct 27, 2016
The Tencent Keen Security Lab Team from China has won a total prize money of $215,000 in the 2016 Mobile Pwn2Own contest run by Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Tokyo, Japan. Despite the implementation of high-security measures in current devices, the famous Chinese hackers crew has successfully hacked both Apple's iPhone 6S as well as Google's Nexus 6P phones. Hacking iPhone 6S For hacking Apple's iPhone 6S, Keen Lab exploited two iOS vulnerabilities – a use-after-free bug in the renderer and a memory corruption flaw in the sandbox – and stole pictures from the device, for which the team was awarded $52,500 . The iPhone 6S exploit successfully worked despite the iOS 10 update rolled out by Apple this week. Earlier this week, Marco Grassi from Keen Lab was credited by Apple for finding a serious remote code execution flaw in iOS that could compromise a victim's phone by just viewing "a maliciously crafted JPEG" image. However, a
Webinar: Learn How to Stop Hackers from Exploiting Hidden Identity Weaknesses

Webinar: Learn How to Stop Hackers from Exploiting Hidden Identity Weaknesses

Apr 10, 2024Webinar / Identity Security
We all know passwords and firewalls are important, but what about the invisible threats lurking beneath the surface of your systems? Identity Threat Exposures (ITEs) are like secret tunnels for hackers – they make your security way more vulnerable than you think. Think of it like this: misconfigurations, forgotten accounts, and old settings are like cracks in your digital fortress walls. Hackers exploit these weaknesses to steal login information, gain sneaky access, and move around your systems unnoticed, whether they're in the cloud or on-site. This upcoming webinar,  " Today's Top 4 Identity Security Threat Exposures: Are You Vulnerable? "  isn't just for tech experts—it's about protecting your business.  We'll use real-world examples and insights from Silverfort's latest report to show you the hidden dangers of ITEs. You'll learn about: The Top 4 Identity Threats You Might Be Overlooking:  We'll name them and explain why they're
Hacker Breaks into Political Party's Video Conference System; Could Spy, too!

Hacker Breaks into Political Party's Video Conference System; Could Spy, too!

Jun 20, 2016
A critical flaw in the video conferencing software of the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) − a Canadian federalist provincial political party − allowed a user to spy on and hear the strategy discussions of the party at its premises and even access the live video camera feeds. But luckily, the unknown white hat hacker who discovered the flaw alerted the PLQ staff of the security issue, showing them some videos of the discussions held at the party headquarters as a proof-of-concept. What if the hacker was having a malicious intent? He could have spied on the party's video feeds covertly and could have handed over the feeds and sensitive information, along with the working intrusion bug, to the opposition party for monetary benefits. It seems like the hacker spied on video conference meetings between PLQ's Quebec and Montreal branches. According to the hacker, the PLQ's software not only contained a security vulnerability but also used the factory default password, rep
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UPCOMING WEBINAR: Implementing What's New in NIST CSF 2.0

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Learn three practical steps to implement the latest version of the NIST CSF on 4/15 at 3pm ET. Register Today!
Someone Hijacks Botnet Network & Replaces Malware with an Antivirus

Someone Hijacks Botnet Network & Replaces Malware with an Antivirus

Feb 05, 2016
The Dridex banking trojan that is widely being used by cyber criminals to distribute malware onto users' machines has now been found distributing a security software. A portion of the Dridex banking Trojan botnet may have been hacked or compromised by an unknown Whitehat Hacker, who replaced the malicious links with  Avira Antivirus  installers. What is Dridex Banking Trojan? How it Works? Dridex malware – also known as Bugat and Cridex – is believed to have been created by cyber criminals in Eastern Europe in an effort to harvest online banking details. Even after a high-profile takedown operation in late 2015, the Dridex botnet seems to be active again. The Dridex virus typically distributes itself through spam messages or emails that include malicious attachments, most often a Microsoft Office file or Word document integrated with malicious macros. Once the malicious file has been clicked, the macros download and install the main payload of the virus – th
Why you should try to join some of the underground hacker forums that are out there

Why you should try to join some of the underground hacker forums that are out there

Dec 05, 2012
Even if you are considered to be a white hat hacker, you are always still walking a fine line between being a bad guy and a good guy in many people eyes. There are a lot of people out there who believe that there should be no hacking at all being done and everyone who does it should be considered a criminal. Of course that is a very small myopic view of how being a white hat hacker really works but there is always going to be an element of that kind of thought out there. There are just a lot of people out there who believe that if you ban hacking outright that it will never be done. And that is simply just not true and is a pure fantasy. But if you really want to be a good and effective white hat hacker, then there are some elements about the other side that you should really get to know. If you want to be able to beat your enemies then you should be able to figure out how they operate. It is not enough for you to be able to take a look at their attacks and try to study their patterns
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