WordPress users: Now would be an excellent time to make sure your system is up to date.
The content management system rolled out an update Thursday that addressed a security flaw that affected millions of websites. The vulnerability, first spotted by security researchers at Sucuri, leaves affected websites susceptible to an attack that could allow others to take control of the sites.
A vulnerability within two widely used WordPress plugins is already being exploited by hackers, putting millions of WordPress sites at risk, according to a computer security firm.
The plugins are JetPack, a customization and performance tool, and Twenty Fifteen, used for infinite scrolling, wrote David Dede, a malware researcher with Sucuri. WordPress installs Twenty Fifteen by default, which increases the number of vulnerable sites.
The City of London Police, working with detectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), have busted a Hertfordshire crime ring suspected of importing, exporting and selling counterfeit Cisco hardware.
The force swooped on two men, aged 36 and 35, at their homes in Sawbridgeworth and Birchanger, and a third man, aged 38, at his place of work in nearby Bishops Stortford, on 29 April.
The trio were suspected of having shifted in excess of $10m (£6.56m) worth of fake networking equipment through a company website and telesales operation.
Hackers will put Internet-connected embedded devices to the test at the DefCon 23 security conference in August. Judging by the results of previous Internet-of-Things security reviews, prepare for flaws galore.
This year, DefCon, the largest hacker convention in the U.S., will host a so-called IoT Village, a special place to discuss, build and break Internet-of-Things devices.
Transport service company Uber has had its fair share of problems through the years, but lately instances of hacked accounts and fraudulently booked trips seem to have increased, fueling speculations that the company has suffered a data breach.
Alan White has a good collection of recent Twitter complaints about hacked accounts, changed emails and phone numbers, and fraudulent trips charged to the legitimate user's payment card.