👩‍💻IW Weekly #31: $5000 from Apple, AWS RCE, DOM Clobbering Attack, Chrome Exploit, SSRF Tips and much more...

👩‍💻IW Weekly #31: $5000 from Apple, AWS RCE, DOM Clobbering Attack, Chrome Exploit, SSRF Tips and much more...

Apple paid $5000 for stored XSS. Read about the findings here.

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Welcome to the #IWWeekly31 - the Monday newsletter that brings the best in Infosec straight to your inbox.

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Coming back to today's NL, here are our top picks for this week: 7 articles, 6 Threads, 5 videos, 2 GitHub repos and tools, 1 job alert to help you maximize the benefit from this newsletter and take a massive jump ahead in your career.

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📝 7 Infosec Articles (5+ 2 beginner-friendly)

#1 Apple paid $5000 for stored XSS. Want to know how Hamzadzworm found it? Read it here.

#2 By abusing Apache Spark SQL, a Stratum Security researcher found remote code execution during a security evaluation.

#3 Do you know what DOM clobbering attack is? Read its detailed explanation by 0xgodson.

#4 In one of India's major trading firms, Avinash escalated an AWS SSRF to remote code execution (RCE).

#5 Checkout Jack Halon's excellent research work on exploiting Chrome browser.

Beginner-friendly -

#1 Read about Raymond's discovery of a simple stored XSS in a bug bounty program.

#2 Do you know how to create high-quality bug bounty reports? Read Graham Zemel's article to amp up your report writing skills.

#1 Have you ever considered making your own bug bounty automation tool to automate your tasks? Maik Ro included everything needed to build your automation tool in this thread.

#2 Intigriti created a fantastic thread on 12 must know bug bounty tips.

#3 Need a checklist to keep in hand when performing web security testing? Rhynorater got you covered.

#4 Haxor31337 shared how spring boot actuator misconfigurations can help you earn big rewards 🤑

Beginner-friendly -

#1 What does it take to be a mobile penetration tester in 2022? Abhishek Meena shared a thread with a list of resources for learning android penetration testing.

#2 Checkout ShreKy's thread on testing SSRF in bug bounty programs.

📽️ 5 Insightful Videos (3 + 2 beginner-friendly)

#1 Watch this amazing DEFCON talk on iPhone Lightning and JTAG hacking by @ghidraninja.

#2 Threat hunting for malicious account usage using the windows event log by @insaneforensics.

#3 Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a bug bounty program? Watch @RazorpayEngg's talk on a blue team’s perspective on running a bug bounty program.  

Beginner-friendly -

#1 @gregxsunday analyzed 124 public bug bounty reports and goes into detail on how hunters have been able to exploit SSRF.

#2 @NahamSec talks about different ways you could gather ASN numbers to widen your attack surface of a bug bounty program.  

⚒️ 2 Github repositories & Tools

#1 Metlo is an open-source API security platform which helps you maintain an inventory of your APIs and proactively test them before they go into production.

#2 A simple dockerize application that shows how to exploit the CVE-2022-42889 vulnerability by @AkshayIthape02.

💰1 Job Alert

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That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed these incredible finds and learned something new from today’s newsletter.

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