Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1005 WordPress security update patches two dozen flaws
WordPress last week updated to version 4.5.3, a security release for all versions of the content management system.

The update patches more than two dozen vulnerabilities, including 17 bugs introduced in the last three releases, all published this year. Many of the vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely and allow an attacker to control of a website running on WordPress.

The platform continues to focus on security; already this year WordPress has updated a handful of times with sizable security updates and in April, turned on free encryption for custom domains hosted on WordPress.

Last week’s update patches vulnerabilities affecting versions 4.5.2 and earlier.
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#1007 Google launches Android programming course for absolute beginners
#1006 Apple’s official statement on why the iOS 10 kernel is not encrypted
#1005 WordPress security update patches two dozen flaws
#1004 Unpatched remote code execution flaw exists in Swagger
#1003 Let’s Encrypt celebrates big HTTPS milestone
#1002 Hackers would like to join your LinkedIn network - and you'd probably accept them
#1001 McAfee Labs: Threats Report (PDF)
#1000 ‘GODLESS’ mobile malware uses multiple exploits to root devices
#999 Firm pays $950,000 penalty for using WiFi signals to secretly track phone users
#998 Advantech patches WebAccess remote code execution flaws
#997 Ransomware a two-year nightmare in the making
#996 Nuclear, Angler exploit kit activity has disappeared
#995 Patched libarchive vulnerabilities have big reach
#994 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more
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