News and Press Releases
300,000 compromised accounts available on Pastebin: just the tip of cybercrime iceberg February 18, 2014
Security incidents, such as the recent Target breach that affected 70 million customers, attract a lot of media attention and unfairly outshine other less “noisy” hacks. We conducted an experiment analyzing Pastebin.com website that may indicate how big the hacking industry is today.
High-Tech Bridge Research: Web Application Security Trends in 2013 January 31, 2014
2013: 62 security advisories, 126 vulnerabilities in medium-sized and large web applications discovered. Trends and statistics by High-Tech Bridge Security Research Lab.
How secure is the World Economic Forum (WEF) web infrastructure? January 21, 2014
Last week we discovered several security vulnerabilities on website of World Economic Forum (WEF) that is holding its annual meeting in Davos (Switzerland) these days. Our attempts to get in touch with WEF security team remained without answer.
Cyber squatters and phishers are winning the battle against antivirus companies December 11, 2013
Phishing and Typosquatting are growing at an alarming rate. To understand the issue in detail High-Tech Bridge conducted research into how cyber-fraudsters are abusing domain names that are similar to the legitimate domains of most popular antiviruses.
How efficiently do the Top-100 largest e-commerce websites protect customers’ privacy? December 3, 2013
E-commerce is booming, and as the holiday season is underway, High-Tech Bridge has undertaken a small experiment to check how SSL certificates are implemented at the Top 100 largest e-commerce websites.
ITU and High-Tech Bridge join efforts to secure government websites November 19, 2013
High-Tech Bridge and UN agency, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), announced the use of ImmuniWeb® as part of the toolset to ensure that the websites of ITU’s Member States are secure. The official announcement will take place at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok.
Hacking Banking Websites: Myth or Reality? November 12, 2013
To understand the scale of the issue, we decided to perform some simple research to find out how many financial institution websites had actually been compromised. Of course, many security incidents passed unnoticed or were covered up by the victims, therefore we used only public and open sources of information to collect our statistics.
What’s your email security worth? 12 dollars and 50 cents according to Yahoo September 30, 2013
At High-Tech Bridge we decided to run a small experiment with Yahoo, a company that follows industry best-practices and encourages security researchers to report vulnerabilities they discover. Four XSS vulnerabilities affecting Yahoo website were discovered during the experiment.
Social networks: can robots violate user privacy? August 27, 2013
Recent news in the international media has revealed numerous Internet privacy concerns that definitely deserve attention and further investigation. We decided to conduct a simple technical experiment to verify how the 50 largest social networks, web services and free emails systems respect – or indeed abuse - the privacy of their users.
Exclusive First Look: ImmuniWeb® by High-Tech Bridge July 22, 2013
Today High-Tech Bridge is pleased to present the first technical review of ImmuniWeb® published on The Ethical Hacker Network portal that unveils algorithms and processes of how ImmuniWeb technology works.