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New Platform Protects Data on Compromised Servers

New Platform Protects Data From Arbitrary Server Compromises

Categories: Cryptography, Web Security

Researchers are in the midst of rolling out a secure new platform for building web applications that can protect confidential data from being stolen in the event that attackers gain full access to the servers.

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Hootsuite Back Online Following Denial of Service Attack

Social media management system Hootsuite recovered rapidly from a denial of service (DoS) attack late last week, bouncing back after only being offline for a few hours Thursday morning.

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Backdoor in Samsung Galaxy Devices Could Give Attackers Remote Control

UPDATE – Samsung is contending claims last week that several of their Galaxy branded devices have a backdoor that could give an attacker “over-the-air remote control,” access to the phone’s file system and turn them into spying tools.

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162,000 WordPress Sites Used in DDoS Attack

More than 162,000 “popular and clean” WordPress sites were recently used in a large-scale distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) that exploited the content management system’s pingback feature.

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