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👩‍💻IW Weekly #39: $10,000 Bounty, Zero-click Account Takeover, Stored XSS, Open Redirection Vulnerability, SQL Injection, RCE, Reconnaissance Techniques, and much more…

👩‍💻IW Weekly #39: $10,000 Bounty, Zero-click Account Takeover, Stored XSS, Open Redirection Vulnerability, SQL Injection, RCE, Reconnaissance Techniques, and much more…

$10,000 USD award for reporting faulty crop and trim feature in Facebook reels 😍

Welcome to the #IWWeekly39 - 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.

Excited? Let’s jump in 👇

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

#1 Bassem M. Bazzoun received a $10,000 USD award for reporting faulty crop and trim feature in Facebook reels.

#2 Eugene Lim reviewed Zoom's code and discovered an interesting attack vector for stored XSS.

#3 Read @Yaala’s discovery of zero-click account takeover and 2FA bypass in the Facebook mobile app.

#4 Security Researcher Alessandro Groppo wrote about a very interesting bug (CVE-2022-2602 without a public exploit) that impacts the io_uring subsystem with a Use-After-Free vulnerability.

#5 Read how @canmustdie found an open redirection vulnerability on one of Apple's subdomains.


Beginner-friendly -

#1 If you want to earn a nice bounty by hacking graphql APIs, read this amazing blog by Anugrah’s on graphql pentesting.

#2 Dheeraj has written an in-detail post about beginner social engineering guides.

#1 Ismail posted a great thread explaining insecure CORS  configuration vulnerabilities.

2. Abhishek Meena compiled a list of bug bounty automation oneliner commands.

3. Tomo shared links to notion docs containing a collection of smart contract vulnerability reports.

4. Maik Ro shared a list of mental health tips for hacking in daily life.

Beginner-friendly -

#1 Read this amazing thread by Abhishek Meena about HTTP Basic Authentication Header.

#2 Look at Eno Leriand's thread about SQL Injection Vulnerability in Simmeth System that lead to Remote Code Execution (CVE-2022-44015).

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

#1 Reading RFCs might be boring resulting in lesser bug hunters looking into it, but @securinti shows you the power of reading the RFCs, which in one case even bagged him a $3100 bounty.

#2 @_JohnHammond walks you through the MMORPG challenge from NahamConEU CTF, where you learn about an implementation flaw that would lead to a vulnerability.

#3 Learn CodeQL, a code analysis engine developed by GitHub to automate security checks, with @LiveOverflow to investigate GraphQL Resolvers.

Beginner-friendly -

#1 @AseemShrey interviews @ArmanSameer95 aka Tess where he goes into detail and reveals his reconnaissance techniques.

#2 Yuvraj, the number 1 ranked hacker on Priceline’s bug bounty program, does a deep dive into SSRFs in an interview with @AseemShrey.



⚒️ 2 GitHub repositories & Tools

#1 Coinspect Security has created a collection of Foundry tests that includes attacks, bug bounty claims, and potential vulnerabilities on EVM chains.

#2 Immunefi's collaborative repository aims to provide all of the material you need to begin or expand your understanding of online security.


💰1 Job Alert

#1 Payatu is hiring people for various security roles with experience ranging from 1-5 years. Check out the details here.

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