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Easily exploitable bug in Wordpress

Over the weekend news began to spread that there was a new release of the juggernaut CMS software, Wordpress, to deal with a host of security issues. I’ve been using Wordpress now for almost 10 years. I rather enjoy this software...

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Sony is the victim of a breach yet again

Attackers managed to take the Sony Pictures site offline Monday, just a few months after the Playstation Network was shut down.

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5 PCI Compliance gaps

With the holiday shopping season coming up, and crooks lining up to take advantage of the stress and confusion, this is a good time for merchants to review their payment security procedures.

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Report: Sony Pictures facing full network compromise

Sony Pictures is said to be in the middle of a security incident, after a group calling themselves GOP (Guardians of Peace) left a threatening message that was displayed on monitors across the network.

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10 point smartcard checklist for merchants

Just about a year from now, retail merchants who currently accept only magnetic stripe payment cards will have to start accepting chip-based smart cards as well.

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'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Running the 'less' Linux command on files downloaded from the Internet is dangerous, a researcher said

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5 ways to escape password hell

Password management software, smartphone apps and long passphrases can help ease the pain.

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How to create seamless mobile security for employees

If your organization’s security procedures are disruptive and clunky, frustrated employees will figure out how to get around them. Here’s how three companies created a secure and seamless experience for end users.

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Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006

Regin was known about for some time by the security industry, according to Symantec

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

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FUD: E-Cig chargers said to be delivering malware

There was a headline in The Guardian on Friday, related to two topics that interest me personally: malware and vaping. The story is sensationalist, promoting FUD to a growing segment of the population already inundated by false claims...

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Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

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Ransom malware attacks underscore limitations of anti-virus software

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Raising awareness quickly: Holiday tips and tricks

The holidays are here. From now until the end of the year, the retail sector will see a business boom, while organizations both large and small deal with staffers who opt to become part of the shopping rush.

NotCompable sets new standards for mobile botnet sophistication

The NotCompatible mobile malware has reached a new level of sophistication. The malware was first detected in 2012, but the newly discovered variant, NotCompatible.C, is the most complex mobile malware ever seen.

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Governments act against webcam-snooping websites

Insecam, which broadcast feeds from unsecured webcams, no longer works

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NSA chief says cyberattacks on industrial systems are his top concern

Nation states and groups are engaging in risky behavior in the absence of cyberspace rules

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Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

Intel's McAfee branch will share technical information with the European Cybercrime Centre

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