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Update This WordPress Plugin to Prevent a Site Takeover

Security researchers discovered a severe vulnerability present in older versions of the popular WordPress plugin Code Snippets that could allow attackers to take over a person’s website remotely. The plugin’s developers have issued a patch to fix the bug, but there are still over 200,000 websites at risk. Code Snippets allows WordPress sites to run […]

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TrickBot Switches to a New Windows 10 UAC Bypass to Evade Detection | Threatpost

The TrickBot trojan has evolved again to bolster its ability to elude detection, this time adding a feature that can bypass Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) to deliver malware across multiple workstations and endpoints on a network, researchers have discovered. Researchers at Morphisec Labs team said they discovered code last March that uses the […]

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Go read these reports showing how an antivirus company tracked everything its users clicked online

You might install antivirus software on your computer to protect your privacy and make sure no one is snooping on what you’re up to. But if you used some Avast and AVG products, you might have been revealing all of that sensitive information anyway. A joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag reveals how Avast, which […]

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‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected by Camera Security Threat: Google Confirmed

The security research team at Checkmarx has made something of a habit of uncovering alarming vulnerabilities, with past disclosures covering Amazon’s Alexa and Tinder. However, a discovery of vulnerabilities affecting Google and Samsung smartphones, with the potential to impact hundreds of millions of Android users, is the biggest to date. What did the researchers discover? […]

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WhatsApp New Threat Confirmed: Android And iOS Users At Risk From Malicious Video Files

The security and integrity of encrypted messaging platforms has been very much in the headlines in recent weeks, and most of these stories have focused on the largest player in the field—WhatsApp. Facebook’s premier messaging platform has patched a number of vulnerabilities, the most notorious of which saw the platform warn users that it had […]