ethical hacking

The IT Pro Podcast: Why is it so hard to convict hackers?
The IT Pro Podcast: Why is it so hard to convict hackers?
cyber security

The IT Pro Podcast: Why is it so hard to convict hackers?

Catching cyber criminals is hard enough - but putting them behind bars is even more challenging
4 Jun 2021
How do you become an ethical hacker?
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ethical hacking

How do you become an ethical hacker?

What certifications do you need, what jobs are available and how much is the salary?
21 May 2021
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
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Policy & legislation

What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
14 May 2021
Apple's AirTag tracker has already been hacked
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Apple's AirTag tracker has already been hacked

An IT security researcher redirected the device’s finding feature to his own website
10 May 2021
Defense Dept. expands vulnerability disclosure program to all publicly accessible defense systems
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Defense Dept. expands vulnerability disclosure program to all publicly accessible defense systems

This move allows greater research and reporting of bugs to Pentagon
5 May 2021
Security researchers take control of a Tesla via drone
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ethical hacking

Security researchers take control of a Tesla via drone

Cyber security researchers found a way to unlock the car doors with a Wi-Fi dongle
5 May 2021
Widely-used cyber crime forums targeted in hacking spree
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hacking

Widely-used cyber crime forums targeted in hacking spree

Security researchers say hacker-on-hacker campaigns indirectly help the good guys
5 Mar 2021
MoD launches bug bounty programme
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Security

MoD launches bug bounty programme

Researchers are encouraged to report any flaws they find on MoD systems, but they must not engage in social engineering or phishing attacks
10 Dec 2020
Apple pays ethical hackers $288k for finding 55 vulnerabilities
Security

Apple pays ethical hackers $288k for finding 55 vulnerabilities

If exploited the bugs would have provided access to Apple's infrastructure and sensitive user data
9 Oct 2020
GitLab patches API flaw that exposed private group data
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Security

GitLab patches API flaw that exposed private group data

GitLab private projects that were formerly public could have been accessed through search APIs
7 Oct 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The secret life of hackers
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The IT Pro Podcast: The secret life of hackers

What it’s really like to be a professional penetration tester
17 Jul 2020
Mobile banking apps are exposing user data to attackers
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Mobile banking apps are exposing user data to attackers

Positive Technologies’ study finds 13 out of 14 banking apps gave attackers access to user data
26 Jun 2020
Developer scores $100,000 bounty from Apple for exposing a critical vulnerability
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Developer scores $100,000 bounty from Apple for exposing a critical vulnerability

Apple ID bug would allow hackers to take control of a user’s account
1 Jun 2020
US Air Force launches $50,000 satellite hacking challenge
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US Air Force launches $50,000 satellite hacking challenge

Hack-a-Sat challenge will kick off on 22 May and is open to ethical hackers worldwide
15 May 2020
Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with cyber crimes in Brazil
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Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with cyber crimes in Brazil

The Snowden-era investigative journalist has been accused of playing a key role in hacking into public officials' mobile phones
22 Jan 2020
HackerOne bug bounty platform breached by its own user
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HackerOne bug bounty platform breached by its own user

The bug bounty specialist paid the hacker responsible a cool $20,000 for their efforts
6 Dec 2019