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WordPress Updates to Silently Fix Security Flaw

WordPress made a recent update to its software (4.7.2) with a fix that was not mentioned in the content of the update, so it could be phased in quietly. 223 more words

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Dutch Teen Collects One Million United Airlines Miles For Finding Security Flaws

Next time you’re sitting on a United Airlines flight next to a European teenager getting the royal treatment, it could be the latest young hacker to figure out a security flaw in the airline’s network. 245 more words

Vulnerability In Acer Store Exposed More Than 34,000 Credit Card Numbers

If you found yourself in the market for a new computer or other electronic device and made a purchase through Acer’s online store in the last year, you might want to watch your credit card statement. 174 more words

Facebook Rewards 10-Year-Old $10K For Hacking Instagram

MENLO PARK (CBS SF) — A computer wiz kid from Finland is the youngest techie to win Facebook’s hacking reward.

Facebook rewarded a boy named Jani $10,000 after the Helinski-based youngster identified a security flaw in its photo-sharing application Instagram. 184 more words

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Apple Fixes iPhone Flaw That Allowed Siri Twitter Search To Access To Photos, Contacts

No one likes a snoop. That’s why Apple says it has fixed a security flaw in the iOS operating system that allowed the Siri virtual assistant to search Twitter on locked iPhones, leading to the unauthorized access of photos and contacts. 223 more words