WordPress Update Resolves XSS, Path Traversal Vulnerabilities

WordPress is strongly encouraging users of the content management system to update to the most recent version, 4.6.1, released on Wednesday.

WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release https://t.co/NzOLsywTri

— WordPress (@WordPress) September 7, 2016

WordPress is strongly encouraging users of the content management system to update to the most recent version, 4.6.1, released on Wednesday.

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Security Think Tank: Awareness and incident response key to fighting evasive malware

Access permissions

With a staff awareness program in play, companies should look at the network and system operation. For example, no one in a company other than trained IT administrators should have administrative privileges (and not just servers but all company PC’s, laptops and tablets).

Access permissions

With a staff awareness program in play, companies should look at the network and system operation. For example, no one in a company other than trained IT administrators should have administrative privileges (and not just servers but all company PC’s, laptops and tablets).

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Mobile device use feeds card fraud in Asean region

Card fraud rates are on the rise in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), mirroring a global trend, a study has found.

Users of smartphones and tablets in the region need to be educated on security.

Card fraud rates are on the rise in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), mirroring a global trend, a study has found.

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Security Think Tank: Malware infection is inevitable, so be prepared

Malware is nothing new, yet malware infections are on the rise – but why is that? Why aren’t the defences we have been putting in place for the past 20 years effective? Let’s look at why.

Malware is nothing new, yet malware infections are on the rise – but why is that? Why aren’t the defences we have been putting in place for the past 20 years effective? Let’s look at why.

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FairWare Hackers May Take Ransoms, Keep Stolen Files

The latest ransomware intrusion that targets Linux servers, dubbed “FairWare,” may be a classic server hack designed to bilk money from victims with no intent to return stolen files after payment in bitcoins is made.

The latest ransomware intrusion that targets Linux servers, dubbed “FairWare,” may be a classic server hack designed to bilk money from victims with no intent to return stolen files after payment in bitcoins is made.

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