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In the realm of cybersecurity, there are multiple parties in the mix: the hackers looking to steal information and the victims who suffer from the data breaches and leaks. But often overlooked are the cybersecurity professionals looking to protect individuals and businesses’ data – which can get tricky when internet users ignore safety practices online until it’s too late. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and track where your digital identity may be exposed on HackNotice Personal for free HERE.

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Hacker Finds Huge Apple Security Hole; Apple Pays $100,000 Bug Bounty

‘Sign In With Apple’ is supposed to increase your online security and privacy by not revealing personal information when you sign up for accounts on websites or in apps… Actually, however, it potentially opened up your online accounts to anyone who had your email address and was technical enough to post a simple request to the Apple ID servers.

 

A bug bounty-hunter in India found the security flaw and reported it to Apple, proving that people can do the right thing – and get rewarded for it.

 

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Grocery delivery service Instacart has fixed a security flaw on its website that would have allowed attackers to send SMS messages containing malicious links to any mobile number.

A security researcher made an order to get dog food delivered, found the flaw and reported it to Instacart who fixed the issue promptly. People working together to find solutions.

 

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A security researcher in India has netted $31,500 in bug bounty winnings after finding several security flaws in Facebook and a third-party business intelligence portal.

In a Medium post published yesterday (May 31), Bipin Jitiya took a deep dive into his first ever bug bounty payouts in order to demonstrate how researchers can combine “secure code review, enumeration, and scripting knowledge to find a critical vulnerability”.

It’s easy to see that when companies are able to use threat intelligence early, they save themselves major headaches down the road.

 

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The majority of the leaked passwords and logins belonging to Minneapolis city employees were already available from other breaches.

 

The attempt to elicit a response shines a light on the multiple strategies hackers use to lure potential victims.

 

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That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week! 

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