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December, 2010

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December 30, 2010  2:13 PM

Update fixes critical WordPress vulnerability

ITKE ITKE Profile: ITKE

Blogging platform vulnerable to cross-scripting attacks By Ron Condon, UK Bureau Chief Put down that champagne bottle and go back to your computer. It may be tempting to begin celebrating the start of a new year, but according to WordPress, a newly discovered vulnerability in...

December 28, 2010  2:38 PM

McAfee: Attackers to target Apple in 2011

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Attackers are likely to target smartphones and tablets in the coming year. Attackers will target Apple devices in 2011 as well as the growing list of smartphones and tablets being introduced to the workplace, according to a new report from McAfee. The Santa Clara,...


December 15, 2010  4:24 PM

Risk of email attachments highlighted by new Word flaw

cgibney Carolyn E.M. Gibney Profile: cgibney

by Ron Condon, UK Bureau Chief If you haven’t yet applied last month’s patches to Microsoft Office, it might be worth making it a priority. Researchers at Trend Micro Inc. have spotted a new...

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December 14, 2010  2:14 PM

Gawker data breach exposes passwords, email addresses

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Email addresses and passwords of more than 1.3 million registered users of Gawker Media websites have been made publicly available after a hacking group broke into the company’s servers last weekend. Gawker websites include Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin...


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