DEFCON 21: An Odyssey

A little story about my adventures in hacker land at DEFCON 21.

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Malwarebytes @ DEFCON

While lots of fun and very informative, DEFCON can also be a dangerous place and if you plan on going this week, we are also giving you some tips on how to keep your money and info safe — though we can’t protect you against losing at poker.

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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks Tango and Viber Servers

Two popular VOIP apps, Tango and Viber, had their servers breached that compromised customer data and support sites. Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), SEA is a pro-Assad hacker group known for hacking Western websites, have claimed credit for the hack.

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Vulnerability Bounty Hunting In Action

Last week, security researcher Roy Castillo posted a recount of interactions with Facebook about a bug that he had found. Will bug bounty hunting become the norm?

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Fake Opera Browser Update Distributes Ransomware

Following a breach on Opera’s network and using one of its older code-signing certificate to digitally sign a nasty Trojan downloader part of the Zbot family and package it as an update for the Opera browser. An estimated 300 million users may have been infected.

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