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Why you shouldn’t freak out (yet) about the ‘Cloudbleed’ security leak

×<p>Why you shouldn’t freak out (yet) about the ‘Cloudbleed’ security leak<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A new bug was found to be leaking information from hundreds of …

Information Security

Password security worsens, '123456' most popular password in 2016

Password security is hitting new lows with each passing year and 2016 was no different. According to Keeper Security, the most popular password in …

Security

The Website of Donald Trump's Cyber Security Advisor Is Insecure as Hell

On Thursday, Donald Trump’s transition team announced that Rudy Giuliani would be forming a cybersecurity team for the President-elect, citing the …

Cybersecurity

Millions of eSports player data stolen by hackers and leaked online

LeakedSource claimed it obtained a total of 1,503,707 Esea user records.<p>Over 1.5 million user profiles featuring names, email addresses and personal …

Data Breach

WordPress, Joomla, and Magento Continue to Be the Most Hacked CMSs

Based on statistical data gathered by Sucuri from 7,937 compromised websites, WordPress, Joomla, and Magento, in this order, continued to be the most …

WordPress

FTC sues D-Link for failure to secure webcams, routers from online attacks

D-Link is under fire from the Federal Trade Commission for not doing enough to secure its products, including connected home devices —a threat Apple …

MacBook

8 Security Tips for Small Businesses Accepting Online Payments in 2017

When customers make a purchase from your online storefront can they trust you to protect their credit card information? If not, why would they …

Security

Millions of Websites Vulnerable Due to Security Bug in Popular PHP Script

A security flaw discovered in a common PHP script allows knowledgeable attackers to execute code on a website that uses a vulnerable version of the …

Infosec

Unpatched Vulnerability on Wix.com Puts Millions of Sites at Risk

Wix websites are vulnerable to reflective DOM cross-site scripting attack that could give attackers control of user’s websites.

Information Security

Your website may be engaged in secret criminal activity

Most of us think of website hacks as illicit activities aimed at siphoning critical information or disrupting the business of website owners. But what happens when your site becomes hacked, not for the purpose of harming you but rather to further the ends of other parties? Most likely, the …

Security

Small Business Site Shut Down, Owner Confused

SAN FRANCISCO - Jocelyn Rose’s dog, Tuco, is the inspiration behind Boo Boo’s Best, her dog treat company. Rose counts on her e-commerce website to …

Small Business

IRS kills electronic filing PIN feature due to repeated attacks

After repeated attacks, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has decided to retire a Web-based tool for obtaining PINs that taxpayers could use to file …

Information Security

More than 32 million Twitter credentials reportedly hacked

The company trying to be the Google of hacked user credentials says it just obtained another huge leak, this time affecting Twitter users. …

Data Breach

Flaw in popular WordPress plug-in Jetpack puts over a million websites at risk

Owners of WordPress-based websites should update the Jetpack plug-in as soon as possible because of a serious flaw that could expose their users to …

Information Security
Security

PwnedList Shuts Down Because of Security Bug That Exposed Details for 866M Users

<b>PwnedList, a website that tells people when their website has been pwned and their sensitive credentials leaked online, has announced it will shut</b> …

Is your website or blog at risk from this ImageMagick security hole?

ImageMagick is free, open source image processing software that’s been around for more than 25 years.<p>You may never have heard of it, or seen its …

WordPress

Security experts, Homeland Security warn Windows users to uninstall QuickTime

Security experts are calling for users of QuickTime on Windows computers to uninstall the software immediately because of critical …

Cybersecurity

Wordpress, Joomla domains under attack through jQuery JavaScript library

Abuse of the JavaScript library has led to over 4.5 million recent exposures to infection.<p>Hackers are using the jQuery JavaScript library to inject …

JavaScript

Tor And CloudFlare Hurl Accusations About Malicious Requests, Flawed Methodology At Each Other

Advertisement<p>CloudFlare, the website protection service, and The Onion Router or Tor have locked horns with each other, and are now blaming and …

DROWN attack sinks security for millions of websites

The war to close down security vulnerabilities is never-ending, but the new “DROWN” vulnerability is one of the biggest to rear its ugly head in …

Information Security

Hackers direct users of Scottish Catholic website to online pornography in series of cyber attacks on church

But, according to Scotland's leading Catholic newspaper, a number of other dioceses have also been targeted in recent weeks. Following the January …

Cybersecurity

Popular WordPress Plugin Comes with a Backdoor, Steals Site Admin Credentials

<b>Security researchers have unmasked the wicked actions of a WordPress plugin that was installing a backdoor through which it was altering core</b> …

Hack lets phones 'eavesdrop and make premium calls'

Technology reporter<p><b>Security researchers have hacked a phone to show how it is possible to eavesdrop on conversations and make premium calls on someone else's line.</b><p>The problem affects voice-over-internet-protocol (Voip) phones, commonly installed by businesses, when default passwords are used.<p>Snom, …

Information Security

Password Security — Who’s to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users, Really?

By Ali RazaPassword Security — Who’s to Blame for Weak Passwords? Users,This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Password Security — …

Online banking text message scam snares victims with fake websites

It looks identical to your bank's online portal. But don't be fooled.<p>A proliferous SMS phishing scam is catching victims by directing them to fake …

Identity Theft

IRS website attack nets e-filing credentials for 101,000 taxpayers

Breach comes a year after a previous hack compromised 300,000 people.<p>The US Internal Revenue Service was the target of a malware attack that netted …

Identity Theft

Mass EK-as-a-Service Campaign Compromises 30K+ Websites

A spike in infected websites spreading Angler and Cryptowall has resulted in more than 30,000 compromised domains since the beginning of this …