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  • Windows, IE, Java are most vulnerable

    04.02.2014

    When compared with the numbers from the previous year, 2013 has seen an increase in reported security vulnerabilities and, what's more, the number of critical vulnerabilities has also risen - although it's considerably smaller than in 2009.

  • Pwn2Own 2014: $150,000 for an "exploit unicorn"

    03.02.2014

    There are a few new rules for this years' edition of the Pwn2Own hacking contest and a huge new prize for an "Exploit Unicorn worthy of myth and legend" - $150,000 for a system-level code execution on Windows 8.1 x64 on Internet Explorer 11 x64 with EMET bypass.

  • Researcher demonstrates SCADA zero-day, shares PoC

    17.01.2014

    An Italian researcher well known for his exploration of industrial control systems (ICS) has demonstrated the exploitation of a zero-day flaw that can crash or lead to a compromise of Web-based SCADA software that is used in nearly 40 countries all over the world.

  • OpenSUSE forums defaced via unknown vBulletin 0-day

    08.01.2014

    The official forums of the openSUSE Linux distribution have been hacked and defaced by a Pakistani hacker that goes by the handle "H4x0r HuSsY." According to THN, the hacker has defaced the site and downloaded a database containing information about nearly 80,000 forum users, and did so by using a private vBulletin zero-day exploit that allowed him to browse, read or write / overwrite any file on the Forum server without root privileges.

  • OpenX / Revive Adserver zero-day actively exploited in the wild

    19.12.2013

    A zero-day vulnerability that allows attackers to gain back-end access to popular open-source advertising server OpenX Source has been discovered by Florian Sander, founder of the continuous checklist tool Checkpanel.




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The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


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