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👩‍💻IW Weekly #42: $1M bounty explained, GCP takeover, iOS pentesting, Smart Contract vulnerabilities, API security checklist and much more…

👩‍💻IW Weekly #42: $1M bounty explained, GCP takeover, iOS pentesting, Smart Contract vulnerabilities, API security checklist and much more…
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Take a look at how @kl_sree managed to takeover your GCP projects.

Welcome to the #IWWeekly42 - the Monday newsletter that brings the best in Infosec straight to your inbox.

To help you out, we have 5 Articles, 4 Threads, 3 Videos, 2 GitHub Repos and Tools, 1 Job Alert in today’s newsletter. We also have a separate beginner’s corner in this issue.

Read, upskill yourself and spread love to the community 💝

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📝 5 Infosec Articles

  1. Checkout how @kl_sree uncovers a SSRF vulnerability in Google Cloud's Vertex AI - giving attackers the key to take over your GCP projects.
  2. In this article, @realgmhacker analyzes the exploited vulnerability in the Nomad bridge’s Replica contract that led to the $190m hack in 2022.
  3. Bypass WAFs with ease using @hakluke’s latest tool to discover origin host behind reverse proxy.
  4. @emil.lerner walks you over through an exploit that achieves code execution in the Redis server via a memory corruption issue.
  5. @sockpuppets has written an article on identifying coin scammers with wallet-tracker.
  1. Penetration testing just got real. Join @hetmehtaa on a journey to master the tools, methodologies and attack vectors for each OSI layer!
  2. Learn the art of iOS penetration testing with the help of @0ctac0der's in-depth and informative thread.
  3. This thread features a story type Q&A Session with Sumit Grover (@sumgr0) written by @harshbothra_.
  4. @maikroservice shares his debugging thought process to resolve an issue with a locally hosted and built Angular and TypeScript application, involving FTP directory listings.

📽️ 3 Insightful Videos

  1. @NahamSec records an adversaries approach to analyzing and potentially exploiting vulnerabilities in smart contracts with security expert @Hackermate_.
  2. @gregxsunday discusses on the $1 Million bounty in Aurora blockchain for no input sanitization bug with lead offensive security engineer Michal Bajor.
  3. @HusseiN98D’s shares his approach to wide scoped bug bounty programs at NahamCon2022EU.

⚒️ 2 GitHub repositories & Tools

  1. Shieldfy's API Security Checklist: A comprehensive guide to designing, testing and releasing secure APIs.
  2. Latest release of katana, a crawling and spidering framework by @pdiscoveryio, with new features and fixes.

💰1 Job Alert

  1. SecureLayer7 has a remote opening for a senior security consultant in India.

📝 3 Infosec Articles

  1. A beginners guide to business logic bugs by @sl4x0.
  2. @andika shares how a business logic bug helped her bag a bounty of $1000.
  3. Parameters contain user controllable data which opens up a huge attack surface, read @grahamzemel’s article on how to use different injection techniques on parameters.
  1. @0xManan writes a thread on common mistakes beginner bug bounty hunters can avoid.
  2. Approaching bug bounties could be tough for beginners due to various learning paths one could take, @0x_Havoc his two cents on how to go about doing bug bounties.

📽️ 1 Insightful Video

  1. @lsecqt teaches you how to enumerate and exploit unconstrained delegation in AD.

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