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More than 100,000 WordPress sites hacked via REST API zero-day

WordPress was updated on January 26th to patch three separate security vulnerabilities. At the time, the folks at WordPress advised that you should update immediately which is fairly normal (and recommended). What you may not know, is that a fourth vulnerability was kept private for several weeks. Why wasn’t it publicized? Security through obscurity. An unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability was found in a…

Are you a lazy WordPress administrator? Get with the program or stick to Facebook…

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released alert number I-040715a-PSA today, regarding the continuous defacement and exploitation of WordPress sites perpetrated by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS). The defacements have affected website operations and communication platforms across the country, as well as internationally. The WordPress CMS (Content Management System) and lazy/uninformed WordPress administrators are the target of choice, as self-hosted…

USAA to FAA: Our Insurance Adjusters Want Drones

USAA To FAA: Our Insurance Adjusters Want Drones One of America’s biggest insurance companies thinks unmanned aircraft could change the way it processes disaster claims. – Article by Neal Ungerleider One of America’s largest insurance companies has an unorthodox proposal: using unmanned aircraft to speed up insurance claim processing. USAA, which serves millions of U.S. military personnel and their families…

Critical WordPress update released to patch unauthenticated privilege escalation REST API vulnerability... Would you like to know more?
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