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Monthly Archives: July 2014

50,000 Websites Hacked Through Critical WordPress Vulnerability

Over 50,000 websites have been compromised within the first three weeks following the disclosure of a critical vulnerability in the MailPoet plugin (formerly known as Wysija Newsletter) for WordPress. The vulnerability allows the attacker to upload any content including PHP script files to the server without authentication. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability allows the attacker […]

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Time for Better Web App Security As SQL & XSS Threats Surge

A recent report revealed a 32% increase in cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection attacks on the web-facing and cloud applications that carry sensitive information about organisations and their customers. Advances in technology and ever-increasing knowledge around these attack techniques mean that this is set to increase. In light of this, organisations should brace themselves […]

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Apache Struts Vulnerability – Use AppCheck NG to Discover if You Are Affected

Background Apache Struts 2 is an open-source web application framework for developing Java EE web applications. It uses and extends the Java Servlet API to encourage developers to adopt a model–view–controller (MVC) architecture. On April 24th the Apache Struts project released an advisory for a remote code execution vulnerability affecting all versions of Struts between […]

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