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WordPress patches dangerous XSS, SQL injection bugs

The security release fixes three flaws in the content management system.  By Charlie Osborne | January 30, 2017   CNET   WordPress has patched three security flaws including a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability and SQL injection problem which could lead to the creation of new vulnerabilities. Last week, the content management system's (CMS) developers said…
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Charger Android Ransomware Infects Apps on Google Play

By Ionut Arghire on January 25, 2017   A newly discovered piece of Android ransomware embedded in apps available on Google Play threatens to sell a victim's personal data on the black market if they don’t pay, Check Point security researchers warn. Dubbed Charger, the threat was found embedded in an application called EnergyRescue, and…
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Sage 2.0 Ransomware Demands $2,000 Ransom

By Ionut Arghire on January 25, 2017     A newly observed ransomware variant is being distributed via malicious spam normally distributing Cerber and is demanding a $2,000 ransom for the decryption key. Dubbed Sage 2.0, the new ransomware family was initially spotted in December, but hasn’t been seen in major campaigns until now, with…
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Firefox 51 Patches Flaws, Introduces New HTTP Warning

By Eduard Kovacs on January 25, 2017   Mozilla released Firefox 51 this week and in addition to patches for several critical vulnerabilities, the latest version of the popular web browser introduces a new security feature designed to warn users when they access a login page that does not have a secure connection. Firefox 51…
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Windows 10 versus Windows 7: Whose numbers do you trust?

Are users really in love with Windows 7? Or are they clinging to old habits as Windows 10 rolls out? Three popular data sources offer very different answers. Regardless of which one you choose, take that data with a heaping helping of salt.  ByEd Bott | January 25, 2017 Long-term shifts in the installed base…
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Don’t use Android pattern lock to protect secrets, researchers warn

Researchers show how an attacker can crack your Android pattern lock from a distance and that complex patterns are the easiest to identify.   ByLiam Tung | January 24, 2017 Simple Android pattern locks proved more resistant to the researchers' methods than more complex ones. Image: CNET     Researchers have demonstrated an attack that can…
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