Browsing Category: Social Engineering

With No Facebook Bounty Coming, Researcher Gets $12k Reward From Security Community

Like most major Web and software companies, Facebook receives a lot of bug reports. As one researcher learned recently, not all bugs are created equal, and Facebook doesn’t like people messing with its users–or its executives.

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Facebook Stands By Bug Disclosure Policy Following Zuckerberg Hack

A member of Facebook’s security team acknowledged over the weekend that the group could’ve taken further steps to verify a vulnerability initially brought to their attention by an independent security researcher last week but that the company largely adhered to its bug disclosure policy.

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How to Fail at Black Hat

Every summer, the hacker intelligentsia descends on Las Vegas like a swarm of thirsty locusts that spends seven days chasing free drinks and avoiding sunlight at all costs. Black Hat and DEF CON week can be an overwhelming and confusing experience, especially for the uninitiated or agoraphobic. But fear not, Threatpost has your back.

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Apple Phishing Scams on the Rise

Categories: Apple, Social Engineering

Apple has one of the more gilded consumer brands and the company spends a lot of time and money to keep it that way. Consumers love Apple. Scammers and attackers do too, though, and security researchers in recent months have seen a major spike in the volume of phishing emails abusing Apple’s brand, most of which are focused on stealing users’ Apple IDs and payment information.

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