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Is your home router being used to attack WordPress sites?

Last week the good folks at Wordfence noticed something very interesting while compiling their monthly attack report. Algeria had raced from 60th place in their “Top Attacking Countries” list, to 24th place. That is obviously a huge jump in a very short time. Upon closer review, they realized that more than 10,000 IP addresses originating in Algeria were attacking WordPress…

Mossack Fonseca Breach Caused by Outdated WordPress Plugin, Slider Revolution

Early this morning Wordfence released information from a security audit performed after the Mossack Fonseca breach that points to an outdated plugin on the firm’s WordPress site as the likely attack vector.   Mossack Fonseca had been running a horribly out of date version of the Slider Revolution plugin for WordPress, created by ThemePunch. They further detailed how the intruder may have then been able to move from WordPress to an…

Adobe Flash 0-Day listed in the Angler and Magnitude Exploit Kits

It’s no surprise that another vulnerability was found in Adobe Flash. The latest flaw has been branded CVE-2015-3113 and has been added to the ever growing list of vulnerabilities listed in the Angler and Magnitude exploit kits (both of which are readily available). While Adobe released an update for this exploit last week, that update is dependent on users actually…

Windows 10 coming to the Raspberry Pi 2

Kevin Dallas, General Manager of the Windows IoT Group just released information regarding Windows 10 compatibility with the just released Raspberry Pi 2. The Raspberry Pi 2 is the latest evolution of the Raspberry Pi device, which was released for retail purchase today. Microsoft will be working closely with the Raspberry Pi community via the Windows Developer for IoT program.…

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…

Microsoft Security Advisory 3010060 – Not expecting that attachment? Be careful…

Microsoft warned users today regarding malicious Microsoft Office files that can grant the sender the same level of access that the person opening the attachment has. The vulnerability affects all supported releases of Windows. While any Office file can be used to execute this attack, PowerPoint files appear to be the most commonly used right now. As always… if you’re…

Apple patches bash Shellshock vulnerability in OS X

Apple has just released an update for OS X, patching the bash Shellshock vulnerability for those potentially effected by the bug. You can download the update immediately from the Apple support site, though it does not show up in automatic updates. OS X bash Update 1.0 – OS X Mavericks http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1769 This update fixes a security flaw in the bash…

How to determine if you’re vulnerable to the Shellshock / Bashdoor Bug

The Shellshock bug, though recently discovered, is a security vulnerability that has been present in Bash for two decades and primarily effects Linux/Unix/Mac users – not Windows users. An attacker leveraging this exploit could potentially execute commands remotely. The Shellshock vulnerability was discovered on September 12th, 2014 Stéphane Chazelas. How can you ensure that your system is not vulnerable? First, check which version of Bash…

Follow the Apple iPhone 6 event on my Twitter feed… https://twitter.com/aaadinolfi

You can follow the latest from the Apple iPhone 6 event on my Twitter feed, here… https://twitter.com/aaadinolfi You can also follow the live video and blog via Apple.com here: http://www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event/# and via CNET, here: http://live.cnet.com/Event/Apple_September_9_event …and the event has started!  

iOS 8 Beta 5 is now available (for Developers)

iOS 8 Beta 5 is now available (for Developers) The latest version of the iOS 8 Beta (Beta 5) is now available to developers via the iOS Dev Center! For more information and additional support resources, visit http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/.   Full release notes for iOS 8 Beta 5… Introduction iOS SDK 8.0 provides support for developing iOS apps. It is packaged with…

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