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Recent WordPress vulnerability used to deface 1.5 million pages

Up to 20 attackers or groups of attackers are defacing WordPress websites that haven't yet applied a recent patch for a critical vulnerability.

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How to judge the time commitment of your next video game

Video games require a lot of time to complete. HowLongToBeat.com can help you figure out how much time to set aside for each game you play.

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WordPress silently fixes dangerous code injection vulnerability

Developers of the widely used WordPress content management system intentionally delayed announcing that a recent patch fixed a severe vulnerability.

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EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include Internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage, and Viber.

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Mayer: Not so much leaving Yahoo, as taking it with her

Yahoo's board is getting ready to say goodbye to Marissa Mayer, the company announced Monday—but at the same time, it is also about to lose almost everything that makes it Yahoo, including its name.

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Plone dismisses claim that flaw in its CMS was used to hack FBI

The security team behind the Plone content management system has dismissed claims that hackers have access to information about an unpatched critical vulnerability.

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It’s 2017 and changing other people’s flight bookings is incredibly easy

The travel booking systems used by millions of people every day lack modern authentication methods and allow attackers to easily modify other people’s reservations.

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Critical flaw in PHPMailer library puts millions of websites at risk

A critical remote code execution vulnerability in PHPMailer, one of the most widely used PHP email sending libraries, could put millions of websites at risk of hacking.

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Facebook helps companies detect rogue SSL certificates for domains

Facebook has launched a tool that allows domain name owners to discover TLS/SSL certificates issued without their knowledge.

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UK's internet surveillance law receives royal approval

Britons hoping that a quaint historical tradition might stop a Draconian internet surveillance law in its tracks were disappointed on Tuesday morning, when the Queen gave her approval to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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Alexa offers steep, exclusive deals in Amazon's first 'voice shopping weekend'

Amazon kicks off holiday shopping with an Alexa-powered, shop-by-voice weekend.

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Joomla websites attacked en masse using recently patched exploits

Attackers are aggressively attacking Joomla-based websites by exploiting two critical vulnerabilities patched last week.

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Critical account creation flaws patched in popular Joomla CMS

The Joomla developers are warning website administrators to apply an update for the popular content management system that fixes two critical vulnerabilities.

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Hackers hide stolen payment-card data inside website product images

Attackers compromise online shops and store stolen payment-card details inside legitimate image files in order to avoid detection.