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Matt Southern

8 Popular WordPress Plugins Are Currently Being Exploited By Hackers

A new report reveals an increased number of attacks against WordPress sites, all of which exploit security flaws in popular plugins. Many of the attacks against WordPress sites last month involve hackers trying to hijack sites by targeting recently-patched plugin bugs. In other cases, attackers were able to uncover zero-day exploits in different plugins. That …

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How a disinformation network exploited satire to become a popular source of false news on Facebook

How a disinformation network exploited satire to become a popular source of false news on Facebook

Just a few days sooner than Christmas, a fabricated story a couple of Donald Trump rally went viral on Fb. Revealed by AJUAnews.com, the article claimed a Trump rally in Chicago had drawn enormous crowds — proof that Democrats inside the liberal Midwestern metropolis had been turning on their event to assist the president in …

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Apples patches exploited vulnerability in iCloud and iTunes Windows PCs

A zero-day vulnerability in iCloud and iTunes on Windows PCs allowed hackers to install ransomware undetected. The vulnerability had been exploited by the hackers to run BitPaymer, which is a ransomware software. These kinds of softwares can encrypt a hard drive with a passcode that only the attacker knows, allowing them to then demand a …

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Google exploited homeless black people to develop the Pixel 4’s facial recognition AI

The US city of Atlanta, Georgia alleged last week that contractors working on behalf of Google used confusing, aggressive tactics to exploit black people in order to obtain their likeness for facial recognition AI research. Now Google‘s responded, saying the contractors were conducting work related to the Pixel 4’s face unlock feature, and that it’s suspended …

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Unpatchable bug in millions of iOS devices exploited, developer claims

Enlarge / Devices as recent as the iPhone X, based on Apple’s A11 chip, are claimed to be vulnerable to a new boot ROM attack revealed today. SOPA Images / Getty Images Today, an iOS security researcher who earlier developed software to “jailbreak” older Apple iOS devices posted a new software tool that he claims …

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What do we know about the big, scary, exploited, emergency-patched IE security hole CVE-2019-1367?

Microsoft set the patching world on its ear on Monday when it released an “out of band” patch to fix a vulnerability known as CVE-2019-1367. Susan Bradley raised the alarm immediately. I chimed in a few hours later with more details. Then, yesterday (Tuesday), Microsoft dumped its usual big bunch of “optional, non-security” Win10 patches …

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