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A bug in Wi-Fi ‘extenders’ could give a hacker full control over the devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 hours ago

The vulnerability in a piece of TP-Link gear is just the latest bug to be found in popular home networking equipment.

After remote-code test, DHS sounds the alarm on BlueKeep

by Sean Lyngaas • 16 hours ago

Microsoft and the NSA already have sounded the alarm. DHS said it was able to use BlueKeep to execute remote code on a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000.

Microsoft SharePoint vulnerability allows hackers to sift through servers, Saudi authorities warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The attacks are an example of how a file-sharing service can be abused to gather valuable information on a target.

Backdoor vulnerability in open source tool exposes thousands of apps to remote code execution

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

The 2017 data breach at Equifax was possible because the company did not act to resolve a flaw in the open source Apache Struts framework.

Serious flaw found and patched in WordPress, but it might lurk in plugins

by Joe Warminsky • 4 months ago

The bug appears in WordPress instances prior to version 4.9.9 and was exploitable for as long as six years, the RIPS Technologies researchers said.

Adobe issues fix for Flash bug allowing remote code execution

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

Without the patch, Flash could mistakenly run a piece of code without verifying what type it is. Hackers can exploit the bug to remotely execute code.

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