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Steam, an online game platform with more than 125 million active accounts, is in the process of fixing a serious security hole that opens users to hacks that could redirect them to attack sites, spend their market funds, or possibly make malicious changes to their user profiles.
Attackers didn’t wait long to capitalize on laggards slow in updating their WordPress sites to patch a critical content injection vulnerability addressed in WordPress 4.7.2.
The update was made public on Jan. 26 with WordPress disclosing six days later that the update also included a silent fix for an unauthenticated privilege escalation flaw in a REST API endpoint.
BlackBerry on Tuesday announced a new line of business to provide developers with a secure, cloud-based, mobile communications platform for texting, voice, video and file sharing.
Developers can insert these capabilities into their existing custom apps and services using the new BBM Enterprise SDK (software developer kit), BlackBerry said. The SDK will be sold as a per-user license on a subscription basis to developers, including those employed at enterprises, and to independent software vendors (ISVs).
In early June 2014, accountants at the Lumiere Place Casino in St. Louis noticed that several of their slot machines had—just for a couple of days—gone haywire. The government-approved software that powers such machines gives the house a fixed mathematical edge, so that casinos can be certain of how much they’ll earn over the long haul—say, 7.129 cents for every dollar played. But on June 2 and 3, a number of Lumiere’s machines had spit out far more money than they’d consumed, despite not awarding any major jackpots, an aberration known in industry parlance as a negative hold.
If your printer printed a “YOUR PRINTER HAS BEEN PWND’D” message from “stackoverflowin,” then it’s just one of more than 150,000 printers that have been pwned. Although the message likely referenced your printer being part of a botnet or “flaming botnet,” the hacker responsible says it’s not and that he is trying to raise awareness about the pitiful state of printer security.
One of the messages the hacker caused to print was: