Internet Scanning: Definition, Benefits, Brief History and Tools
Since its inception, the concept known as the “Internet” has been shaped and reshaped under a constant barrage of new ideas and architectural improvements. As a result, the distributed network has also endured, with various success rates, a growing influx of forbidding conditions ranging from a dizzying array of malicious artifacts to skillful attacks on its very fabric and functionality. For all its breadth and depth, this established reality should come as no surprise; after all, the internet wades deeper and deeper into the tapestry of human culture, amassing remarkable achievements even amidst the most sophisticated threats.
Cyber Extortion: Definition, Examples and Prevention
In 2020, Travelex—the world’s largest currency dealer at the time—was caught in the middle of a public and devastating cyber extortion campaign. Attackers exploited a vulnerability in the Pulse Connect Secure VPN (which had a patch available) to extract data, for which they demanded payment of a $6 million ransom in exchange for its release.
May Product Updates: New ASRv2 Summary Page, Hosting Report Improvements & More!
We’re excited to announce new product updates for Attack Surface Reduction™ v2, SecurityTrails API™, as well as our SQL query-like language.
Redefining What it Means to be a Hacker with Eric Head aka todayisnew
There is a growing awareness, especially in the media, of hackers representing a force for good and addressing the security needs of an increasingly interconnected society. Hackers were once portrayed as those that wished harm and, in the minds of the public, conjured images of a lone individual threatening our online safety.
Dangers of Using Self-Signed Certificates
SSL certificates are an integral part of today’s internet, allowing applications and services such as banking and other financial resources that require maximum security to be accessible from the comfort of one’s home.
theHarvester: a Classic Open Source Intelligence Tool
Have you ever wished you could retrieve data from multiple sources in a quick and easy manner as part of your reconnaissance of a threat?
How to Boost Your Bug Bounty Hunting with SQL Explorer
Despite a growing multiplicity of platforms, learning resources and community forums in recent times, the practice of bug bounty hunting remains a challenging undertaking for many.
Top 12 Bug Bounty Browser Extensions
Web browser extensions give additional functionality to normal browsers, running in the background and helping users increase the efficiency of their tasks. Even security professionals and bug bounty hunters, while boasting more advanced and technical tools in their toolstacks, aren’t skipping out on using browser extensions, plugins and add-ons for quick information gathering, OSINT collection, and aiding in executing different attacks. These methods reduce the need for more separate tools for other pen testing and bug hunting tasks.
The Most Misunderstood Element: Recon
Hey! I’m Michael, but more commonly known as “codingo”. By night, I’m at YouTube making content on bug bounties for fun, and by day I work as the Global Head of Security Operations and Researcher Enablement for Bugcrowd, the original and one of the largest bug bounty platforms.
The Power of Being a Misfit: Speaking with Fredrik Alexandersson STÖK
Have you ever noticed some of the most creative thinkers and individuals seem to be misfits? There is power in being a misfit — being different, thinking creatively and outside the box, and rejecting established norms. Misfits are also frequently part of the counterculture.