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Let's learn about Hacking via these 255 free stories. They are ordered by most time reading created on HackerNoon. Visit the /Learn Repo to find the most read stories about any technology.

Welcome home, OG Hackers.

1. How to Hack Someone's Phone Remotely

There are many Hackers in this world who may be currently watching your activities daily and will try to snatch your personal information from you.

2. Modify and Reply To Deleted WhatsApp Texts [A How-To Guide]

A while back I was playing around with a chrome extension that allows you to restore deleted messages on WhatsApp web.

3. View Someone's Facebook Messages without Knowing Their Password

Wondering how to see someone else's Facebook messages without them knowing? Read this complete guide on dos and don'ts to view someone's Facebook messages.

4. Can you Hire a Hacker on the Dark Web?

If you are here, you have probably heard about how to hire a hacker on the dark or deep web. Using regular web browsers, we can only have access to four percent of the net. The other 96% must be accessed through a unique browser, Tor.

5. Crack Wifi Handshake Using Hashcat in Windows

You can use GPU power for hacking the world.

6. An Evidence-Based Guide to Nootropics and Cognitive Enhancement [Comic]

After years of listening to people preach misinformed rubbish about nootropics and cognitive enhancement, I decided to do the responsible thing and write a comic to preach myself.

7. Surviving a Skynet Apocalypse

We've all seen the terminator a million billion times. From the Judgement day to the latest one. F*ck ! It was so bad i don't even remember the name. That's not the point though.

8. What is the Best Operating System and Programming Language for a Hacker?

It is the geeky thinker who uses an operating system along with programming and scripting languages to solve problems and automate tedious and monotonous tasks.

9. Hacking Web3: Introduction and How to Start

An introduction to hacking web3 and smart contracts

10. Your Wi-Fi Cameras may be getting Attacked

Your Wi-Fi security cameras are probably not secure. See how we disable our camera network with a simple DoS attack.

11. How to Get a Reverse Shell on macOS Using A Flipper Zero as a BadUSB

Using a Flipper Zero as an ethical pentesting device to establish a reverse shell on a macOS computer.

12. Risk Management Strategies To Combat Fraudsters

In an increasingly digitized world, cybercriminals are taking to the internet to share exactly how they commit fraud.

13. An Anthology of Russian Hack Stories

Over the past four years, the term Russian Hacker has no doubt gained notoriety in the US, and, in turn, the world. Before the 2016 presidential election, most had little idea of the capabilities that computer wizzes from Russia possess.

14. 3 Ways to Crack WinRAR Password Protected Files

This article will explain the 3 best methods to recover WinRAR password protected files.

15. How I Hacked and Stole the Data of the CEO, CTO and Other Staff at a Company

Finding 0 days in an enterprise application. A tale of ‘Site-wide Account Takeover’ - Breaking Enterprise Application (SAP) The ESS application is sold by IBM

16. Hacking Humanity: Can We Record and Decode Human Brainwaves?

Thanks to AI and the Internet of Bodies (IoB), decoding the human brain is already well underway, according to a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) presentation.

17. How to Reduce Your Chances of Being a Victim of Identity Theft

The major causes of identity theft, along with some simple steps you can take to lower your risk of exposure dramatically.

18. Has Become the Pawn of A Huge Data Theft Scheme

Wanna know tomorrow’s temperature? Don’t visit to find out, especially if you’re on a mobile device: the website has been compromised by a malicious advertising (malvertising) attack that is scraping personal information from its mobile users. While its purposes are not yet known, security searchers who have already identified and named this strain of malware — alternatively called “IcePick-3PC” or “eGobbler” — theorize that it originates from a group of organized criminals who are collecting the information for a future attack, or selling it on the Dark Web.

19. America's Strangest Unsolved TV-Hack and The Story Behind It

In 1987, an unknown hacker hacked evening news with Dan Roan on local WGN-TV and later WTTW. A person wore aMax Headroom mask and gave birth to Wyoming incident

20. A Deep Dive Into the Concept of Ethical Hacking

A deep dive into the topic of ethical hacking and its place in the cybersecurity ecosystem.

21. How To Prevent Data Theft With Cybersecurity

Technology has many advantages to offer businesses, but it also presents unique threats. Cyberattacks are levied at businesses and consumers alike, but companies are often directly targeted. This is because companies deal with large amounts of valuable data, including the personal information of customers and clients, and that can make for a veritable treasure trove for hackers. Protecting your company and your customers from bad actors on the world wide web should be a major priority. Here’s what you need to know.

22. 5 Best Minecraft Hacks and Cheats: How to Enable and Use Them

The top 5 Minecraft hacks are the Invincible hack, the Command Tool hack, custom HUD, custom Blocks and Minecraft Update 1.17 hacks.

23. Biometric Security Is the Only Truly Secure MFA Option Left

The latest advancements in biometric authentication bulletproof the flaws of multifactor authentication.

24. Black Hat Hacking Forums Get Hacked: Possibly a LulzSec Attack

Presently, the world of black hat forums appears to be engulfed in a series of cyberattacks. According to a Telegram channel, on 18th June 2019 it was reported that three leading black hat hacking forums were reportedly exploited, affecting an aggregate of over 260,000 hackers. From the disclosed data, it appears as though the creator of the aforementioned Telegram Channel has access to certain Ukrainian police files which may have led to the leak.

25. The Top Lawyer to the World’s Notorious Cyber Criminals - An Interview with Nicholas Wooldridge

Nicholas Wooldridge stands in his lush office in Downtown Las Vegas

26. Is WhatsApp Safe?

WhatsApp is the most popular messenger owned by Facebook. According to the official stats, the number of WhatsApp active users has reached 1 billion in 2020. Just imagine, approximately 65 million messages are sent via this social app daily.  Since the app is so popular, it’s very attractive for hackers. In this article, I’ll tell you about the major WhatsApp security threats, which will help you protect your chats and shared media from hackers, WhatsApp spy apps, and keylogging software.

27. How Can We Expose Cyber Criminals Through Identity Attribution

As we approach the dawn of another year, the cybersecurity world faces a strange dilemma- organized crime. Throughout the course of recent years, cybercrimes have grown increasingly sophisticated, primarily because of the rise in prominence of technologies such as machine learning, and the growing amalgamation of artificial intelligence within enterprises.

28. How to Spy on an iPhone Without The User Knowing

Learn how to use the latest spy apps to monitor an iPhone remotely! Discover step-by-step instructions on how to spy on an iPhone without them knowing.

29. Man In The Middle Attack Using Bettercap Framework

Man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) is an attack where the attacker secretly relays and possibly alters the communications between two devices who believe that they are directly communicating with each other. In order to perform man in the middle attack, we need to be in the same network as our victim because we have to fool these two devices. Now lets initiate the attack by running our tools which is bettercap. To run bettercap we can simply open up terminal and type bettercap -iface [your network interface which connected to the network]. To know which network interface is used we can simply type ifconfig and here is what it shows us.

30. What Personality Traits Lead to White Hat, Gray Hat and Black Hat Hackers? [STUDY]

Inside the mind of a hacker

31. How To Find Out If A Hacker Has Attacked You

Computer crimes are all those online attacks carried out by a hacker whose purpose is to breach a computer system in order to gain financial gain in some way

32. AT&T’s Ad Exchange is Overrun With Data Stealing Malware

Xandr/AppNexus is serving up infected ads across major websites

33. How an 18-Year-Old Teen Breached Uber Without Hacking a Single System

A comprehensive coverage of how an 18-year-old teen breached Uber databases without hacking into the company's servers or seeing them.

34. A Guide To Web Security Testing: Part 2 - Analyze the Web Application

This is the second part of the series, here we are going to discuss about analyzing the web application. In the previous article we had discussed about mapping

35. Inside a Hacker's Backpack: Gadgets, Tips, and Tricks for Hackers

Not ever hack job requires just a laptop and some software to gain privileges into a system. Sometimes, something extra is required to make the job very easy

36. The Tornado Cash Ban and Chaos Agents

The U.S Government announced recently that it would be placing a ban on the Ethereum coin mixing service Tornado Cash.

37. Stack Overflow Vulnerability

Stack overflow is a type of buffer overflow vulnerability. When we pour water in a glass more than its capacity the water spills or overflow, similarly when we enter data in a buffer more than its capacity the data overflows to adjacent memory location causing program to crash. This is know as buffer overflow.

38. What Does It Mean to Contribute to The Hacker Culture?

Hacker and doubt

39. Top 11 Powerful Keyloggers for Windows

Source: Pexels

40. How do You Hack Whatsapp Chats? - 7 Vulnerabilities Explained

You can Hack WhatsApp chats by syncing the web version of the app, exporting chat logs, using POCWAPP, WhatsAPP Scan Pro, spoofing, and spy apps.

41. How Hacks Happen: Views on the July 4th Ransomware Attack

Over the Fourth of July weekend, a ransomware attack by a Russian hacker group REvil left hundreds of companies' information susceptible.

42. Summarizing Youtube Videos and News/Blog articles

I made a new app/service that lets users summarize the deluge of info that comes our way every day. Its unambiguously named MakeMySummary.

43. How to Hack Facebook Messenger: 6 Methods and Vulnerabilities

Spyier, keylogging, and hacking using cookies are some of the most common ways Facebook Messenger accounts get hacked.

44. 5 Ways to Protect Your Facebook Account from Getting Hacked

If you're wondering how to stop Facebook hackers, here are 5 easy ways to do so. This guide is beginner-friendly and all discussed methods are free.

45. How to Hack Wifi Like a Pro Hacker

In this article of mine, I am going to discuss the best ways you can hack any wifi networks and what to do after hacking wifi, and how you can prevent it.

46. How to Convert Your Android Device Into a Hacking Machine

In this article, I discuss how you can convert one android phone into a fully working Kali Linux hacking machine.

47. Kali Linux vs Parrot Security OS: Operating System for Penetration Testing in a Nutshell

We compare Kali Linux to ParrotOS and go over the pros and cons of each operating system.

48. Vulnerability Of Windows: The Truth

In 2017, DZone wrote a really cool article about a windows exploit that a German student discovered that takes advantage of the trusted binary ‘fodhelper.exe’ that is a part of windows. It is located in System32 and is signed by Microsoft, so when you run it, the UAC prompt (pictured below), which is normally required to run a program as an administrator, is not required.

49. How the Maker Of Zeus Trojan Retired and was Never Caught

He was ahead his time in 2009, but today there are other threat actors in action. Here's how he seems to have gotten away with stealing millions of dollars.

50. Debugging Simple Arrow Functions More Efficiently

Let's say we have the function below.

51. Clickjacking Attacks: What Are They and How to Prevent Them

Clickjacking refers to any attack where is user is tricked into clicking any unexpected web element unintentionally. It is a malicious practice in which the attacker tricks a user to click on another webpage who actually clicks on another page. This technique is mostly used for websites or web pages by overlaying malicious content over a trusted webpage or by placing a transparent element or an entire page over a visible one.

52. How to Crack a Password Using Hashcat

In this article, I discuss the best ways to crack passwords.

53. One Website, 28 Flags: A Christmas Scavenger Hunt!

A Christmas scavenger hunt called SANTA. The website contains 28 hidden flags and is a fun and challenging experience for those interested in cybersecurity!

54. How to Create Your Own Dark Website (.onion) on Linux

As we know dark websites use .onion for their domain extension.

55. Hacking the Art World with Thomas Webb

About #CrazyTechStories

56. Hacker Agrees to Return $197 Million Stolen from Euler Finance

On March 13th, Euler Finance, a decentralized lending platform, was hacked for a whopping $197 million.

57. Hackers are Already Using ChatGPT in the Wild

Check Point’s recent analysis of underground hacking communities revealed that cybercriminals are already utilizing AI-based tools for malicious purposes.

58. Introducing Metasploit

The Metasploit Project is a computer security project written in ruby that provides information about security vulnerabilities and aids in penetration testing and IDS signature development. It is owned by Boston, Massachusetts-based security company Rapid7.

59. What Happens When You Call a Function?

60. Attack Default SSH Username/Passwords Using Metasploit

This is a quick tutorial for using Metasploit to attack default user names and passwords in our lab environment.

61. Not So Fast: Valuable Lessons from the FastCompany Hack

When FastCompany's website was hacked recently, it sent shockwaves through the media world, underscoring the importance of routine cybersecurity hygiene.

62. I Made The 'Best' Hacking PC Under a Ball-Busting Tight Budget

To me, hacking is a subset of testing and tweaking things by looking at them from a different point of view.

63. Hackers Are Stealing NFTs, and It’s Not As Easy as You Think

Unfortunately, even though NFTs are relatively new, there’s already been an issue of hackers stealing non-fungible tokens. Here's a closer look.

64. How to Map Your Home Networks Using NMAP

Here's to learning basics of networking and an awesome tool called NMAP

65. Newest Malware from China

“I think malware is a significant threat because the mitigation, like antivirus software, hasn’t evolved to a point to mitigate the risk to a reasonable degree.” Kevin Mitnick

66. Remote Logging Using Syslog: How to Track Client Device Connections

Nowadays, having a remote syslog feature within the WiFi network system is a must-have for Service Providers. The Tanaza software has the built-in capability of tracking the client device activities on the access points. When enabled, the messages and events stored in the access points can be exported to a remote Syslog server.

67. Real-Life Software Security Vulnerabilities And What You Can Do To Stay Safe

Most important aspects of our life including our finance, identity, and healthcare now depend on code. Software security is now a critical aspect for not just companies, but individuals as well.

68. Shawn Younai Teaches People to Travel Smart

Shawn Younai is a travel hacker, the founder of, and a cyber security expert.

69. Scraping a Website for High-Quality ROMs Using Python

Let’s say hypothetically you wanted to download all of the high quality Super Nintendo ROMs from a website. The site simply has a list of links that take you to the file itself. Since this is a flat tree, you could run a basic wget command with the URL ala:

70. How To Start A Career in Cyber Security?

As we move forward into the age of technology, and as business people, there is one that should always remember. That thing is simply this; the more advanced technology gets, the more danger there is when it comes to cyber threats.

71. How Hacktivism Helps Ukraine Fight Against Russian Invasion

The article describes how Ukraine's IT Army and its allies including Anonymous help Ukraine fight against the Russian invasion and defend European values.

72. How to Use ROP Vulnerability in PicoCTF Ropfu Challenge

This is a write up for solving the picoCTF challenge 'ropfu' in binary exploitation category.

73. Learn Pentesting/Hacking - The Red Team

All materials tested by myself

74. Anonymity and Safety: How to Protect Information from Hackers

The future belongs to information technologies that simultaneously provide proactive protection, backup, and data authenticity.

75. A Brief Discourse About the Solana Hack

A quick explanation of what happened to Solana. How the hack happened and the culprit.

76. Hackathon: Hack DeFi Products in Africa

Decentralize Africa and beyond is a hackathon by Xend Finance announced with Google Africa, Binance, Huobi, Polygon and more as sponsors!

77. 7 Ways How Hackers Crack Your Passwords

DISCLAIMER: The article is intended to be used and must be used for informational purposes only.

78. Who Will Win the War Between White Hat Hackers and Black Hat Hackers?

White Hat Hackers and Black Hat Hackers have always been at odds with one another, but now the war has gotten even more heated.

79. How Crypto Thieves Affect the Financial Security Crypto Should Avail

Crypto assets have slowly assumed the reputation of being the next poster boy for the financial industry. However, throughout its long and tedious ascent to global reckoning, cryptocurrency still continues to beg the question of whether its eventual adoption is near anytime soon.

80. How Much Does the CEH Exam Cost?

EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) is one of the most established and recognized offensive security certifications. The certification is ANSI-accredited and DoDD 8140-approved because of which the certification in highly valued by security professionals from both the public and private sectors. Since CEH is the gold standard for validating offensive security skills, the CEH certification cost is around $1,199 and the cost to retake the exam is $450.  This article will cover the various processes you have to go through to earn this certification as well as the associated costs.

81. How Do I know if My Phone has been Hacked?

Our smartphones are our lives. We do everything on them and spend a lot of time. All major mobile phone manufacturers and application developers had to start introducing digital health features to curb our addiction.

82. Testing EDRs for Linux: A Simple Test Case

How to simplify your edr tests while keeping it real, and an easy-to-expand initial access case.

83. Change Your Personality Type With This Simple Hack!

Do you feel deeply related to your personality type test result? Let's find out how reliable it is.

84. Is It Worth Paying For Stolen Data On The Dark Web?

Data breaches are increasingly common these days. It seems like every other week there is a new headline about a major company experiencing a threat.

85. How the Top Result In Google Could Be a Scam Website

Jailbreak Checkrain Checkra1n Security Scam Malware

86. Jackware: Malware That Controls Machines

Jackware is a form of malware designed purely to cause chaos and destruction. Here's how it works.

87. How to Protect your Business from Any Type of Criminals: The Complete Guide

Today’s modern world is, undoubtedly, not a safe haven for any business. Make no mistake, even running a small-time operation or setting up a niche venture can become challenging. But surprisingly enough, the major brands like Sony or top cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance aren’t under the greatest threat - criminals and hackers mostly see their prey under a much lower grade. Network security is one of the stumbling stones for businesses of any scale nowadays. Digital age fraudsters rarely engage in assaulting the top corporations - the largest chunk of their bounty comes from the companies that would never make it to the Forbes list.

88. Introduction to One Gadget: A Necessary Tool for Exploitation

This post uses a concrete CTF problem to show you step-by-step how to find and execute a one gadget and eventually spawn a shell.

89. Change Your Codes Behavior By Using Bitwise Operators

Let’s dissect a weird bit flag program that took me a second to understand. in doing so, we’ll hopefully gain a more robust understanding of how bit masks and bitwise OR logic can manipulate values effectively.

90. WTF Are APIs?

If you’re a working professional, you’ve probably heard your coworkers talk about APIs, Web Services, endpoints, and other weird words like 200 and 401. What the heck does it mean and what’s the difference between them?

91. The #1 Insecurity Holding Back Web3

To be frank, the numbers don’t look good. Over half a billion dollars of value was drained from Web3 platforms and users between July and September of this year. $504,158,033, to be precise. This is not a great look for the crypto industry, whose market capitalization has already suffered a 70% drawdown over the last year. Adding half a billion dollars of losses due to security incidents onto the industry’s notorious price volatility is not a recipe for attracting new users and bolstering the confidence of those who have stuck around.

92. Why Most Hackers Prey on WordPress

WordPress has grown to become the most popular CMS in the world. But being in the public eye puts a big and obvious target on its back. Everyone uses WordPress, from a small blogger to Time Magazine. In fact, anyone looking to publish website content can make use of the CMS. It is flexible, extensible, Open Source and most importantly, supported by a large community of active contributors.

93. Why Is Cybersecurity Becoming Vital in Politics

The 21st century is considered to be an era of technologies. From the beginning of the 21st century, they started developing rapidly. Almost every day, we hear from social media and TV that companies create something new. Artificial intelligence is also gaining a foothold in life.

94. How to Emulate CPUID in a KVM VM

For most workloads it will be necessary to determine characteristics of CPU on which they are run. Most processors have some way of querying capabilities. x86 CPU uses CPUID instruction.

95. My Wireless Router is Better than Yours

In other posts I have covered the step-by-step process on how to uncover a hidden SSID, both by just listening to the network channel, or by causing a de-authentication attack. In those articles I assumed that you already had a wireless USB adapter capable of going into monitor mode and also capable of injecting packets.

96. Unsafe use of target=”_blank”

Developers have been frequently using this attribute to open a new webpage. But this attribute, though looks pretty simple, can create a major security threat to your application.

97. Hide an Admin User on Cisco IOS (Router/Switch) Platform [A How-To Guide]

Beginning Reminder: This article is written for research and experimentation purposes only. Only ever access devices you have written, legal authorization to access.

98. How to Perform a Rogue Raspberry Pi Exploit

How a $20 Raspberry Pi can be used as pentest tool and what to look out for to protect your network.

99. How I Exploited Millennium MP3 Studio 2.0 with Shellcode Payload

Structured Exception Handler (SEH) based overflows work in many different ways. In this tutorial, we’ll be using a text file to inject the malicious payload into the vulnerable field.

100. Is DeFi Now Dead? Inside the dForce / LendfMe 25 Million USD Hack!

101. Security is at Odds With Productivity and Team Cohesion

Security is at odds with productivity and team cohesion. It doesn't have to be. There's a balance to strike that mitigates external and internal risk.

102. Cyber Hero's: WANTED

Cyber predators are like internet thugs with cyber weapons that they mostly use to extort the helpless and innocent. So we need cyber heroes.

103. How to Structure an Effective Digital Defense Team

Today’s cybercriminals are increasingly sophisticated. Just downloading some antivirus software isn’t nearly enough protection against them and you need a team.

104. "Complaining only helps if you're prepared to do something about it" -Dawood Khan Masood

Dawood Khan Masood from Pakistan has been nominated for a 2020 Noonie in the Back to the Internet category. The Noonies are Hacker Noon’s way of getting to know — from a community perspective —  what matters in tech today. So, we asked our Noonie Nominees to tell us. Here’s what Dawood had to share.

105. Blockchain and Decentralized Networks are the Future of Cybersecurity

Naoris Protocol is the Decentralized CyberSecurity Mesh that protects devices across the digital world from cyber threats and associated risks.

106. How to Exploit Prototype Pollution?

Prototype Pollution is a JavaScript related vulnerability. This article explains how it works and how to exploit it bypassing security checks of the app.

107. Why Phishing is Still the Most Successful Hacking Technique

The reality of this situation is, no one can stop phishing completely. For sure, there are multiple steps a company can use anti-phishing protection.


Before we move on to understand how an SSID attack is launched let us cover some basics first so that you know exactly what you are doing.

109. How to Hack Roblox and Should You Do it?

Trying to use Roblox hacks is a difficult and dangerous affair. There's always the risk of installing malware or getting banned. It just not might be worth it.

110. How Hackathons Can Help You Build Much-Needed Developer Experience

Hackathons are a great way to get hands-on development experience. They offer developers the chance to learn from more experienced devs and can also be fun.

111. Getting started with Manual Content Discovery

Understanding Robots.txt, Favicon, Sitemap.xml, HTML Headers and the Framework stack

112. 5 Reasons Why We Dont Need To Worry About the SolarWinds Hack

There is quite a bit of consternation in the tech universe about the Solar Winds hack. Here are five reasons not to worry about the Solar Winds hack because these are much more important.

113. Progress From Coding Software To Engineering It

Before I learned how to build apps with code, I thought software development would be like building something out of wood... you learn a couple of basic skills,

114. Dissecting Poly Network Hack: What Really Happened

The Poly Network cyber attack that has been the largest hack of all time in the cryptocurrency market saw $611 million worth of Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT. The network is a cross-chain bridge connecting Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain and Polygon Network. The attack produced a host of catchy headlines and more than one version of what happened, some of which contradict each other. But there are still more questions than clear answers.

115. How to Detect Malware on your Website (And How to Protect your Site)

Malware will harm the user experience and SEO ranking of your website which makes detecting and removing it a priority that can be done with some planning.

116. Automate Your Cybersecurity Efforts to Speed Up Response Time

Automation can stand as a mighty knight for the fortress of your organization by strengthening cybersecurity. Collect data and speed up response time.

117. How My Mother Got Hacked by a Phishing Attack

My mom got hacked and probably your mom too. How a social engineering attack works on vulnerable users.

118. What is Discover? Contribute Your Time this Hacktoberfest

Contributions from the community are the lifeblood of an open-source project. Attracting new contributors, therefore, is one of the most important parts of building an active community around an open-source project. After talking to hundreds of project maintainers, we realized the easiest way to help an open-source project is to lower the bar for a new developer to start contributing.

119. Dealing with My Annoying & Malicious Chrome Extensions

As much as we love Chrome extensions and the ease they bring to use while surfing the web, it is wise to note that not all of them are authentic.

120. Fırat Civaner Became Sad About People Who Lost Their Jobs, Health And Lives

Fırat Civaner from Turkey has been nominated for a 2020#Noonie in the Future Heroes and Technology categories..

121. Hacking Nursing Homes of the Future [Infographic]

Cleanliness lies at the heart of nursing homes going forward.

122. The Basics of Hacking: Part 2

Let’s rock and roll. Below we have a C-program designed to accept and print command line arguments:

123. Everything You Need to Know About a White Hat Hacker

White hat hackers find and exploit vulnerabilities within a company's network or system with the intention to provide remediation steps to mitigate these risks.

124. 31 Mark Zuckerbergisms (Real Mark Zuckerberg Quotes)

These Mark Zuckerberg quotes were gathered from across the internet. And without further adieu...

125. Who Will Guard The Guards?

In this hyperconnected world we generate data everyday, and anyone who has access to it can be a threat to our privacy and security. Even the government.

126. How I Hacked the Lenovo Carme HW25P Smartwatch

In this tutorial I am going to tell you how I hacked Lenovo Carme smart watch using Python3 in less than 100 lines of code and with basic knowledge of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). This code has been tested on Ubuntu 18.04. It will not work on Windows. You can find the source code for the same in my Github repository here.

127. The Growing Number Of Digital Assets Hacks Caused Users Billions

Hackers that have managed to break into online services both financial and otherwise have been able to cost users billions of dollars through the chaos caused.

128. 2 Ways to Access WhatsApp Conversations

In this article, you'll find the best ways to hack WhatsApp chats including syncing the app with the web version or exporting a txt file of the chat.

129. How To Remove a Rootkit

Companies—and even the government—collect the information they need online. And this is where the risk to privacy and cybersecurity arises.

130. Adrian H. Raudaschl is Ready to Live Somewhere Other Than Earth

Adrian H. Raudaschl from the United Kingdom is a 5x Noonie Nominee who, right now, is most excited about the prospect of "Living on worlds other than Earth." We feel that vibe. Read more of Adrian's insights in the 10-question interview below.

131. I Could Crash Your Instagram Remotely. But I Chose to Report It.

On April 2019, I had the foolish idea of testing Facebook security (and more specifically Instagram security), after I got informed that the company enabled a new setting on their assets (called Whitehat Settings), making easier for researchers to discover new vulnerabilities (pinning was not a problem, I am just a bit lazy sometimes :P).

132. The Vulnerabilities of NFC Payments Need to be Addressed

Even though NFC appears to be so easy and convenient, it is not without its vulnerabilities, especially in regards to security.

133. How Do You Hack Data Structures and Algorithms? Teach Us Sensei!

Software Engineers are always on the lookout for better, more efficient ways to solve problems.

134. The Dark Side of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) On Centralized Exchanges (CEX)

In as much as moving stolen assets to Centralised Exchanges is highly risky, find out the motivation behind this valiant 'move' carried out by some hackers.

135. How Secure Are Blockchain Networks Today

Blockchains are less likely to be hacked than other systems since they are not centralized.

136. Pre-IBC Hackathon—Get Your Spacesuits Ready for HackAtom V

IBC is coming. Come and hack on it before it gets shipped on Cosmos Hub mainnet.

137. How Tornado Cash Helped Hackers Launder Money in 2022

Sanctioning Tornado Cash obviously wasn't enough!

138. What You Should Learn Before Learning Cybersecurity - Updated 2022

Have you been looking to learn Cybersecurity but you’re unsure where to start from?

Here’s a great guide on where to start!

139. America's Digital Maginot Line

America's critical infrastructure appears to be protected by a Digital Maginot Line

140. She Was a Hacker, He Was a Botnet: A Phishing Love Story

My hacker best friend decided to open Tinder. I was a bit reluctant about her decision. Unfortunately, she matches with a guy that gives her a phishing link.

141. Things to Consider When Facing a Ransomware Scenario

Getting your data locked by ransomware is a difficult situation to deal with. This is how you get out of the situation quickly and with minimal trouble.

142. The Five Linux Distros Hackers Prefer

These are the Linux distros recommended by hackers

143. Generating Databases for Tests or Other Purposes

Some time ago, a friend told me that she was having trouble testing a certain application. All test solutions stressed the platform correctly, generated relevant scalability results, but at the same time they looked very artificial, she said. Well, as a self-proclaimed information security student, also known as the weird-looking-guy-guy, I could adapt some of my studies to the case.

144. Don’t Let Fraud Cost Your Business

We’ve all probably received a badly worded email in the past promising us a great fortune or claiming we are winners of a prize draw we didn’t enter.

145. 7 Ways To Keep Your Mobile Phone Secure

It is critical to change our outlook towards the security of smartphones and adopt as many precautions as possible for safeguarding ourselves.

146. Here's How The KuCoin Hack Rattled The Crypto-community

As Kucoin, international law enforcement, and crypto security companies continue to size up the extent of last Saturday’s hack, several crypto projects, victims of the attack, have each implemented measures in order to minimise their losses and address the situation.

147. How to Find Out If Your WordPress Site Was Hacked

There are signals that you can notice to check if the security of your site is intact. By taking action at the right time, you can protect your online presence from any severe damage.

148. Smart Speakers: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Does Smart Speaker help you become better or screw your happiness? The answer lies in the question. With technology booming, so are the risks.

149. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Crypto-Security

In the end, AI plays an important part in helping guard their users' information and assets day and night.

150. Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

Man-in-the-middle attacks intercept communications for hackers to decrypt, letting them gain access to otherwise private information, bypassing security.

151. True Hackers and the Monsters we Invent

Common misconceptions about hacking that makes you vulnerable and how to avoid them.

152. How to Fastline Internet Asset Enumeration with Cyber Search Engines

Cyber Search Engines collect data across the whole internet and deliver it in a structured view.

153. "Being Kind is a Superpower," says Indie Writer, Hacker, Bethan Vincent

Bethan Vincent from the UK generally introduces herself as a marketer, but - as time goes by - feels like that’s really only part of the story. Alongside supporting companies with their marketing efforts, Bethan also runs her own podcast about resilience - The Brave, dip her toes into creating my own products and platforms, and has been nominated for a 2020 Noonie in the Technology Award Category.

154. How to Protect Your Crypto Wallet from Hacks and Scams

Learn how to protect your cryptocurrency wallet from scams and theft.

155. How I Started Hacking

It all started with video games.

156. $275M Research: How was KuCoin, One of the Largest Crypto Exchanges, Hacked?

Over the last couple weeks, the hottest crypto market topic was the KuCoin Hack. Hacken Group, the major cryptocurrency exchanges auditor, highly values the need for user awareness of the threats. The issue of preventing such situations is of greater importance at the moment. Therefore, we present the research that was carried out by Hacken specialists. Read the recommendations on what to pay attention to and what to do to avoid such attacks.

157. How Does Ransomware-as-a-Service Work?

Ransomware is on the rise — and now anyone can buy the malware. Here's how ransomware became a service and how that service works.

158. Network Scanner Working and Implementation

In this blog, we will see how a network mapper works and how we can implement these network security tools in Python for our cybersecurity related projects

159. Koushik Pal: 'Knowledge Should Be Free'

An interview of a great cybersecurity leader.

160. A New Internet's Foundation or A Damp Squib: How can “Security's Game Changer” Be So Insecure?

Merely couple of years ago many people considered blockchain a geek thing, a fad or a bubble. Their opponents claimed it was a hack-proof technology that would solve all trust and security issues modern world had been struggling with.

161. Enterprise Intranets: How Well Are You Protected?

Intranets are vital communication hubs for many companies. According to Simpplr’s Employee Engagement Statistics: 2018, over 70% of professionals involved in employee engagement and internal communications consider intranets to be an essential aspect of their strategy. Indeed, it is on corporate intranets where employees not only collaborate but also share their ideas, express opinions and attitudes to everything that happens in a company.

162. Why Educational Platforms are a Favorite Target Among Attackers?

Educational Institutes are easy prey for hackers to compromise and covertly launch Cyber Attacks/Malicious Campaigns under the hood, without divulging their real identity.

163. 5 Popular Hacker Hardware Tools in 2022

A look at some of the hardware tools that hackers use to access and corrupt your computer.

164. An Intro to NIM: The Python-Like Programming Language Used By Malicious Ransomware Developers

Learn about Nim, benefit it offers as programming language and why it's a tool worth having.

165. The Importance and Benefits of a Hackathon in 2022

This story will explore the importance and benefits of a hackathon in 2022

166. Work From Home Accountable For Massive Twitter Hack

The takeover of high profile Twitter profiles last month on July 15 made headlines when public figures like former President Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk began announcing that they wanted to “give back” to the community.

167. Crypto Exchanges Need a More Holistic Approach to Security

Over recent weeks, cryptocurrency exchange security has once again become a headline news event. In late September, KuCoin broke the news that it had suffered a major security incident.

168. Top Resources to Learn Ethical Hacking

In this article, I will list the best resources all over the internet which will help you to be a hacker yourself.

169. A Guide To Web Security Testing: Part 1 - Mapping Contents

Beginners guide to web security testing for penetration testers and bug bounty hunters.

170. Imagine Yourself Being A Hacker [Beginner's Guide]

Make no mistake, the knowledge of hacking is different from a hacker. A hacker is a person, not the skill. And the use of any knowledge is a personal choice and that choice isn’t universal. The same way some politicians are corrupt, some hackers are corrupt. The same way some politicians are good, some hackers are good also. You may be a Satoshi Nakamoto or an Albert Gonzalez, it is your choice. There is nothing wrong with the hacker knowledge. It is all about you. What You’ll Learn

171. How To Unlock Your Android Phone If Your Forgot Your Pin

Google equipped Android devices with screen locks, ensuring your private content is safe whenever unwanted individuals handle your device. This factor is essential, especially in today's society, where stolen personal data can ruin one's life.

172. The Cyber Risks of Electric Vehicles

With the increase in the popularity of electric vehicles, it is essential to be aware of the potential cyber security risks associated with using them.

173. How to Secure Websites By Monitoring the DNS Records

Communicating with each other, i.e., applications, devices, web pages, requires a standard naming system. The naming system allows every shred of technology to recognize each other as well as an essential part of knowing where to send the information. It is vital when devices need to communicate with resources over the internet due to the vast quantity of services and websites that need to be recognized. This is the reason why the Domain Name System (DNS) is crucial to the business organizations.

174. The Security Issues in Using Public Wi-Fi  —  “Honeypots” And “Pineapples”

It is a warm and sunny afternoon on a weekend. This is a good time to head to a cafe to chill for a bit with a coffee and pastry. It is also perfect for some web surfing using the free Wi-Fi service. The next thing you would need to know is the Wi-Fi access point (i.e. hotspot) and password. Now you are all set and connect to the Internet. For the average user this is fine, but for cybersecurity experts there is a risk to using free Wi-Fi services.

175. Did the FBI Hack the Bitcoin?

What are the two things that gangsters and business owners have in common? Fear of being caught by the IRS or police for doing something “wrong”. “Big money loves silence,” as they say, and if you attract too much attention from authorities then eventually it could affect your job. Just look at what happened to Al Capone and The Wolf of Wall Street.

176. What is Zero-Knowledge Proof ?

Let’s explain exactly what that term means in one sentence:

177. Hacked Peruvian Government Servers are Sending Phishing Campaigns to Chase Bank Customers

If you are a current or former Chase customer and familiar with those periodic "a secure message from Chase" email notifications, this one would've better caught your attention, if not your spam filter's. Thankfully for me, it was sent to a Gmail address I had not used with Chase online banking since 2014 or so. This instantly indicated the attackers had prior knowledge of my Gmail address having been used with Chase online banking in the past.

178. The Basics of Hacking [An Introduction]

Today we will begin our journey into the basics of hacking. Let’s not waste any time.

179. How To Secure Your Bank Account from Hackers

In this article, we shall take a closer look at how one can secure his or her bank account and other related ideas.

180. 4 Largest Crypto Wallet Hacks in the History of Blockchain

Crypto Wallets on exchange platforms are very vulnerable to hackers: find out about large crypto hacks that have happened in the past and ways to prevent them.

181. Roadmap and Resources to Become an Ethical Hacker

How to become an ethical hacker

182. The Five Most Common Ways Hackers Attack Firms' Digital Assets

Cyber attacks are becoming something of an everyday practice lately. This has grown into a huge problem since unsecured accounts are usually subject to malicious attacks, which result in the theft of assets. The higher the value of assets the more interest hackers have and the more cybersecurity is required. The issue is increasingly true for brokerages, which deal with traders that are moving lots of money through their accounts. This prompted lots of firms to review their cybersecurity standards and start working on the betterment of the system as a whole. This is in the face of the popularity of breaches and exploitations of security vulnerabilities. Not a week goes by without headlines lighting up with new and terrifying data leaks. As a rule of thumb in the cybersecurity industry if the website has not been attacked it is just a matter of time until it will. Thus, it is important to make sure every aspect of the cybersecurity is covered and fully taken care of.

183. Reflections on the Movie Hackers

My favorite movie is Iain Softley’s “Hackers”, but this story is not about it. Instead, it is the story of a young man in great distress, who finds solace in a world very reminiscent of the one portrayed by the movie. It is the story of me, whether I like it or not.

184. Story Behind Spoyl Data Leak

What’s Up Hackernoon Community, It’s Sayaan Alam and I’m not perfect in doing write-ups, Please Ignore Mistakes...

185. Social Engineering: How to Be a Craftsman of the Dark Arts

So you've been forced by your program director to take a course you didn't want to do. Let's say said course starts with 'A' and ends with 'ED'. Well you think, consoling yourself, at least I will make some new friends...

186. Stuxnet, or how to destroy a centrifuge with a small piece of code

Stuxnet represents the pinnacle of coding design. This small computer worm, just a half a megabyte in size, managed to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear facilities and destroy about one-fifth of uranium enrichment centrifuges. Furthermore, it was done in such a specific way to prevent political unrest, at least at the level of open conflict.

187. GitHACK! We are the vulnerability

Github has been hacked. The affected computers cloned the affected repositories. How much is it Github's fault? How can we protect ourselves from this?

188. COD Warzone is Broken: Here Are 2 Reasons Why

COD Warzone is broken, due to a multitude of hackers and frequent game-breaking glitches.

189. Hackers and Musicians

I was lucky enough to be born into a musical upbringing. My dad had played the guitar for 30+ years when I was born, and continued to play with his friends well into my adolescence. He would noodle endlessly, on the same Fender Jazzmaster and Roland amp for years. Although this tapered off, it left me with a hunger for more. What was this musical magic, and how could I wield it?

190. Hardware Upgrades At Home: Hacking Nintendo Joy-Con Controller

Surgically implanting a 3D-Touch Capacitive Trackpad in place of the original Analog Joystick.

191. Badger Dao Interface Hack: Do We Need to Panic?

The Badger DAO attack was conceptually very different from the more traditional attack in DeFi. Those traditional ones are aimed at exploiting vulnerabilities in the code of smart contracts of the protocols, otherwise called bugs. We are familiar with flash loan attacks that use uncollateralised loans across a multitude of protocols to manipulate certain markets and pump-and-dump certain assets. We also know about reentrancy attacks that exploit the logic of execution of functions inside a smart contract. However, the Badger DAO exploit was both more and less ingenious at once.

192. Programming a Keylogger in Python

A keylogger is a tool designed to record every keystroke on a system for later retrieval. Its purpose is to allow the user to gain access to confidential info.

193. How to Exploit the Heap Overflow Bug *CTF 2019 oob-v8

This post shows you how to exploit a v8 heap overflow bug - *CTF 2019 oob-v8. It presents two novel points: similar exploitation, primitive escalation.

194. Launching DDos Attacks Using Various Programs and Methods

DDoS attack or Distributed Denial of Service attack is an attack aiming to destroy the service of a website by crashing its server by sending a lot of packets and requests to the server. The hackers usually use tools like the low orbit ion cannon, ping of death, SYN flood, HTTP flood & more.

195. Hacking Unikernels Through Process Injection [A Step by Step Guide]

A lot of people have this mistaken notion that unikernels have this 'unhackable' characteristic about them. This is untrue. They absolutely are hackable depending on what is deployed and how they are configured.

196. How To Prevent SQL Injection Attacks While Running Security Testing

An SQL injection is the misuse of a computer or website system, which has developed by the handling of unacceptable data which is mistakenly arrived in the form places by a wicked user. An attacker can make use of SQL injection so that he could present or introduce code inside the computer program to modify the sequence of implementation so that it can get easy access and operate the records behind the website, application, and systems.

197. How to Hack a Windows Machine Like a Pro Hacker

In this article, we are going to discuss how we can hack into a windows 10 operating system using some really cool tricks and some highly advanced hardware.

198. Ten Underground Tech Masterminds You Probably Haven't Heard Enough About

The history of technology, intended here in a narrow sense as the history of information technology, rests on the shoulders of a small handful of giants.

199. Here's How I Organized a Jeopardy Style Capture-The-Flag Competition

Last year I organized a Capture The Flag competition called CBMCTF which was successful. More than 500 teams all over the world registered and around 100 teams successfully submitted at-least 1 flag.

200. Why 2020 Could Be A Bad Year for Crypto HODLers?

2020 is a rough year for everybody. I don’t want to add another article on the pile of articles about the coronavirus pandemic, but what I’m about to say next is happening, first of all, due to the current worldwide situation.

201. 7 Ways to Protect Your Router From Hackers

Since we are in the modern technological era, the internet has become an indispensable tool in our modern-day life. As we speak, we need it to communicate, work online, learn online and even do business online. When it comes to internet connectivity, there are many ways to get internet in your home. One of the best ways to access the internet at home or workplace is by investing in a router. With this device in place, you will be able to create a home network that can be used by wireless devices such as smart TVs, home appliances, IP cameras, and so much more.

202. How to Enable 64bit Mode on x86

In the previous set of articles we have worked our way through configuring a vCPU and getting it to run in 32bit mode with paging enabled. In this article we will take it a step further and enable 64bit mode.

203. Expert Hacking Techniques For Hackers in 2021

Today I will tell you about various types of hacking techniques, and out of these, I will focus more on password hacking. There is no fixed classification of hacking, but I will tell you all the techniques that I remember. It is not possible to tell completely about all Hacking Techniques, so I will give you all the basic knowledge.

204. Ethical Hacking 101: Part 2

Ethical Hacking 101: Part 2

205. What Happens to Hackathon Code?

Most hackathons are commercial endeavors. Organizers pretend it's for fun and honor, but that's not the real reason. To a certain extent that's fine, it's a break from everyday routine, having some fun, show off your skills as a developer.

206. Social Engineering and The Great Twitter Hack of 2020

One of the most significant Twitter hacks of all time has people shook to their core. The attack targeted some of the most influential accounts on Twitter and led some to question the platform's security capabilities.

207. How To Protect Your Data Against Credit Card Breaches

Save your credit card information from being hacked by following these tips.

208. SQL Injections: Beginners Guide

The basics of how to test and protect your application

209. The Internet is Broken. Can Crypto Fix It?

Over four and half billion people, or fifty-nine per cent of the global population, use the Internet every day. The Internet is where we communicate, transact, and consume information.

210. All the Methods You Can Use to Hack into a Website

In this article, we are looking into various basic methods of hacking into a user's web account and the website's database itself by using some basic methods.

211. Pwning Binaries with Surgeon: A Primer for Offensive Security Professionals

With the rise in popularity of security-oriented Linux distros like Parrot OS and Kali Linux, complete with their bundles of offensive security tools and no shortage of guides on YouTube and HackForums on how to use them, it seems like anyone can be a “hacker” nowadays. It doesn’t take any skill, or even knowledge, to fire up a tool like Wifite or Fern to try breaking into a poorly secured wifi network, but if you’re dependent upon a handful of tools written by people more knowledgeable than yourself, you won’t be successful on real-life red-team engagements with an actual IDS instead of a router left on default settings by a clueless, underpaid employee.

212. $4 Billion Was Stolen from Crypto Exchanges, Billions are Lost Through Order Liquidation [REPORT]

In their Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) report of Q3 2019, Cipher Trace revealed that exchanges and holders were hemorrhaging, losing thousands of valuable coins worth billions of dollars in the open market through theft.

213. The Basics of Hacking: Part 3

So we’ve all compiled programs before, but do you know how your computer divided up and saved the different parts of the program? Be patient, this kind of overwhelmed me at first. Let’s jump in.

214. 8 Ways Crypto Wallets Can be Hacked

Today there are a lot of ways how to hack a cryptocurrency wallet. I discuss 8 vulnerabilities for your cryptocurrencies in the wallet and how to protect them.

215. Handling Client Side Routing When Hosting Your React.js Project on AWS S3

As a recent Bootcamp grad I wanted to put my new React skills to work and tie in my older skills with AWS. I built out my new portfolio site, using React, and I thought to myself, “can I host this in an S3 bucket?” The first task is deploying to S3, which was pretty straightforward and there are many good resources that you can find with a little googling, like this one, stepping through how to do that.

216. How Passwords Get Hacked

Fernando Corbato pioneered the first computer password in 1960, being used as a personal point of entry on MIT's Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). Just 2 years later, the CTSS was hacked and has been inspiring hackers ever since. There have been immense technological advancements since 1962 - how is it that today's hackers can get through 2-step authentication, biometrics, and security questions? Cryptographers predict a future that moves beyond passwords, but the issue seems to lie between cybersecurity and human nature.

217. How Social Engineering is Used to Bypass Your Security...with Ease

Social Engineering uses influence and persuasion in order to deceive, convince or manipulate. As a result, the social engineer is able to take advantage of people to obtain information with or without the use of technology.

218. Great Methods To Create A Password File To Prevent Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-forcing a really important method that a hacker or a pentester must be aware of and he will use in various places.

219. The SIM Swap Attack :  Addressing This Identity Fraud Problem

The SIM-Swap Attack makes use of customer support in the telecom service provider’s system. Here are Prevention and Mitigation Methods against Sim Swap Attacks.

220. Hack Webcam Using Ninja as Spyware

This article will show you how to hack a computer webcam and microphone in less than 10 seconds using a USB drive and Ninja as Spyware

221. Would You Notice If You Were Hacked?

Android Security

222. CloudEye Turns Out To Be A Front For Hackers spreading GuLoader

Conservative estimates put company’s monthly income at a minimum $500,000.

223. The Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Devices

In 2020, we are now more connected to the internet than ever before, from having smart fridges, smart cars, and even RFID implants that can be placed under our skin.

224. Hacking Quarterly Performance Reviews

What ACTUALLY happens when your manager writes your quarterly performance review? Learn their tricks to get the promotion you deserve.

225. How Bitcoin Mixers Help The Privacy-Conscious Hide Their Transactions

There's no doubt that the cryptocurrency network is considered to be one of the most secure systems because of its blockchain technology and peer-to-peer network. But does this mean that your transactions are hidden from prying eyes?

226. I Hacked An Android App To Get A Free Haircut

Android apps are mainly composed of a bunch of binaries bundled together, built from compiled Kotlin or Java code. The original source code can be easily reconstructed by several light-weight tools, found on the top of a google search page.

227. How I Hacked a Gitlab Integration with Fastlane for Android

So far, I have enjoyed using Fastlane as a CI tool for deployment of APKs on my Android projects. This post is just to build on what my friend Roger wrote about on his detailed 3 part series “Automating the Android Build and Release Process using Fastlane”.

228. An introduction to CSRF Attacks: Who Is Riding With You?

Picture the scene: you've just created your first web app with all the bells and whistles you dreamed of. Your CSS is on point, you've wrangled with CRUD operations and now your users' login is authenticated by a cookie that's saved in their browser. You are flying high and are ready to share your creation with the world. They will love it as much as you do.

229. Questions For The Most Controversial Hacker Of This Generation: Sabu

I believe strongly if we get answers to these questions from a source with gravitas, such as Sabu, we will understand how to navigate the future.

230. "It is Doubtless That DEXs Are More Vulnerable to Illicit Activities" - Johnny Lyu, CEO at KuCoin

Interview with the co-founder and CEO of KuCoin Exchange regarding recovering from cyberbreach and building one the largest cryptocurrency exchanges.

231. Protecting Your Online Privacy: 7 Simple Steps You Can Take Today

What people wish to share is their prerogative, yet to unconsciously give away your private information is very different to making an active choice.

232. What Exactly Is Browser Security and Why Does It Matter So Much

With an approximate of over 4.33 billion users globally, the internet first blossomed into a phenomenon the world could not get enough of and has now transformed itself into a necessity, around which the core of our modern lives revolve.

233. Learnings From The Meow Bot Attack on Our MongoDB Databases

and ever since then we never look at a kitty the same way again. meow!

234. Bypassing SSL Pinning with LLDB on AppStore iOS apps [A Step by Step Guide]

Imagine that you want to inspect the app to see what’s information exchange between mobile app and server, you can think about using simple proxy tools to sniff requests and responses or more advanced techniques such as a reverse binary file to see what are endpoints, parameters, and response payloads…

235. Is a $30 Million BCH SIM Swap Hack Possible in a Non-custodial Wallet?

Peculiar $30 Million Bitcoin Cash (BCH) SIM SWAP Hack

236. Implementing A Return Oriented Programming (ROP) Attack: A How-To Guide

The post first explains what ROP is. Next, it uses a concrete example to show you step by step how to implement a real ROP attack!

237. Common Web Security Vulnerabilities

In the movies, hacking is like fast keyboard typing and hitting the Enter but in the real world, hackers find and exploit vulnerabilities to hack websites.

238. What is an SQL Injection Attack? How To Prevent SQL Injection Vulnerabilities

The best way to prevent SQL injection vulnerabilities is to use a framework that allows you to construct and parameterize queries safely. An ORM works well.

239. The problem with your crypto could actually be your private key

240. The 5 Best Cybersecurity Strategies and Tools for Your Remote Team

In the midst of the chaos caused by the corona pandemic, more people are working remotely than ever before. With the abrupt shift to a distributed workforce, many an IT department scrambled to put infrastructure in place to enable the operation of remote teams.

241. What is “Cyberbiosecurity?" and why we should stop using the term

The term cyberbiosecurity is rapidly making its way around the internet, academic, and government communities. If you want a silly analogy, you might say its spreading like an emerging infection through various host communities. Specifically, communities with no innate immunity to fight off the misinformation.

242. The Importance Of Bug Bounty Programs

A bug bounty program is one of the elements ensuring projects protection against cyberattacks that does not fully substitute other forms of security testing bug

243. Using Macros and Emulation Voodoo to Solve a Crackme

This time I’m tackling this beautiful crackme, the third of the series. To solve this we will use radare2’s macros and unicorn emulation. Let’s jump right in!

244. Covid 19: The End of Politics?

There are already two cliches when it comes to op-eds on the post-Covid future. One is obvious: the claim that the pandemic has “changed everything.” Analysts in many fields, from Fintech to branding to politics, have all seen the current crisis as a millennial moment. Some have even claimed that it will finally usher in the era of post-humanism that techno-utopians have been predicting for decades.

245. Social Engineering Attacks [Infographic]

Over the years, social engineering assaults have been a regular phenomenon against companies. It has become more and more sophisticated.

246. The Blockchain is a Broken Chain After-all

There are several security issues affecting blockchain. To have a wider adoption, the community must address these issues by implementing appropriate controls

247. A Honeypot Experiment Shows How Long It Takes To Get Hacked

Some systems are specifically meant to be hacked. The little experiment I describe shows that a system is found quite soon after being connected to the Internet

248. Getting Into The Mind Of The Hacker: Here's How Hackers Steal Your Keys, Secrets, and Passwords

In this post, I’m going to share concepts, methods, and tools used by researchers both for finding secrets and exploiting them. I’ll also list mitigation ideas.

249. New Kids On The Block: Understanding Cold Boot Attacks

In computer security, a cold boot attack is a type of side-channel attack in which an attacker with physical access to a computer performs a memory dump of a c

250. Cybersecurity in The Post-Pandemic Economy

COVID-19 has brought millions of people onto the internet for much longer stretches of time. These new practices and habits on such a large scale is bringing new weak links in the chain that keeps us safe on the internet. Huge amounts of growth of work from home tech, online cloud services, and customer facing networks are starting to open doors for cyberattackers to walk in.

251. “Hackers for Hire” Is a Rising Industry That Demands Ethical Considerations

The cost of hiring a hacker can go up to thousands of dollars for a well-executed hack. White hat hackers from freelancing sites like Fiverr or Upwork can probe

252. How Chrome Extensions Became an Attack Vector for Hackers (Part 1) 🔓

Chrome extensions have always been a major selling point for the browser. However, some developed them to snoop on everyday users.

253. A Hacker's Awakening: Ep.01 - Being Free While Feeling Caged and Yearning for a Victory

The following are various emails, posts, messages, and tweets I've had on social media and privately (my side, only paraphrasing their side without permission) in the last 24 hours.

254. Rising WordPress Cyber Attacks: 7 Tips For Keeping Your Website Secure

Instances of cyberattacks, especially those targeting WordPress websites, are on the rise across the internet. The most recent attack to hit WordPress users affected some 700,000 sites running a vulnerable plugin.

255. A Security Vulnerability Let Anyone “Rewrite the Laws” of Gibraltar

“Rewriting the laws” of British Overseas territory Gibraltar with SQL Injection

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