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Opera manages a Bug Bounty program where researchers can report vulnerabilities in Opera's software and be rewarded for it. For high quality reports, we like to invite researchers to write about their findings. In this post, Opera's Security Team has invited Bug Bounty Hunter Renwa to write about a recent vulnerability that he reported, which was subsequently fixed and $4,000 USD reward given. What follows is his write-up and experience.

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Usually, Friday the 13th is considered to be an unlucky day. However, this is not the case for Opera, as we have great news, especially for security researchers and all security-minded Opera fans. We are proud to announce that Opera has successfully become a member of the CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) program. The CNA program,...

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Is Opera's VPN safe?

A virtual private network (VPN) is a great way to protect yourself online, especially on public hotspots. Opera is the first and only major browser to have a built-in and unlimited browser VPN that is completely free. How can you be sure that Opera’s VPN is safe? You don’t need any extra software. You don’t...

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There is a lot of uncertainty right now about the impact of the hardware security issue named Meltdown. There will be a scheduled release of Opera which will contain a first set of workarounds as soon as the browser is properly tested and ready for release. This will most likely be at the end of...

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Domains are an integral part of the internet. Similar to how people write different languages using different characters or scripts, domain names can be composed of various scripts in whole or in part, and are called Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). It is possible to create labels which look similar to combining characters from different scripts....

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Recently, a collection of documents was released online, which was claimed to have originated with a major World power. The documents listed hacking vectors that could be used to inject code into major operating systems and numerous popular applications. Opera was no exception, with a couple of mentions on the list. The attacks mentioned for...

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We would like to thank the researchers who have offered us their assistance throughout the year, to help enhance the security of our websites. Special mention goes to those who discover and report security issues: Johnny Nipper Mehmet Caner Köroglu of InnoveraBT Sadik Shaikh We would also like to take the opportunity to thank researchers...

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