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reader comments 18 with 14 posters participating Share this story Fishpig, a UK-based maker of e-commerce software used by as many as 200,000 websites, is urging customers to reinstall or update all existing program extensions after discovering a security breach of its distribution server that allowed criminals to surreptitiously backdoor customer systems. The unknown threat ..

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reader comments 39 with 28 posters participating Share this story Researchers said on Friday that they found a malicious backdoor in a WordPress plugin that gave attackers full control of websites that used the package, which is marketed to schools. The premium version of School Management, a plugin schools use to operate and manage their ..

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Getty Images reader comments 19 with 18 posters participating Share this story Dozens of legitimate WordPress add-ons downloaded from their original sources have been found backdoored through a supply chain attack, researchers said. The backdoor has been found on “quite a few” sites running the open source content management system. The backdoor gave the attackers ..

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reader comments 108 with 72 posters participating, including story author Share this story Researchers have uncovered a never-before-seen backdoor written from scratch for systems running Windows, macOS, or Linux that remained undetected by virtually all malware scanning engines. Researchers from security firm Intezer said they discovered SysJoker—the name they gave the backdoor—on the Linux-based Webserver ..

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reader comments 23 with 18 posters participating, including story author Share this story A US federal agency has been hosting a backdoor that can provide total visibility into and complete control over the agency network, and the researchers who discovered it have been unable to engage with the administrators responsible, security firm Avast said on ..

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reader comments 53 with 39 posters participating, including story author Share this story Enlarge / A spectrum painted image made using KiwiSDR. KiwiSDR is hardware that uses a software-defined radio to monitor transmissions in a local area and stream them over the Internet. A largely hobbyist base of users does all kinds of cool things ..

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Getty Images reader comments 72 with 49 posters participating Share this story As many as 29,000 users of the Passwordstate password manager downloaded a malicious update that extracted data from the app and sent it to an attacker-controlled server, the app maker told customers. In an email, Passwordstate creator Click Studios told customers that bad ..

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reader comments 71 with 47 posters participating Share this story Hackers are attempting to exploit a recently discovered backdoor built into multiple Zyxel device models that hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses use as VPNs, firewalls, and wireless access points. The backdoor comes in the form of an undocumented user account with full administrative ..

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reader comments 27 with 20 posters participating Share this story Who needs a better mousetrap when the old one is fine? That was the approach of hackers who recently compromised a server running open source e-commerce platform Magento. To guard against the possibility of being locked out of the server should the rightful operators ever ..

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reader comments 32 with 21 posters participating Share this story A large, multinational technology company got a nasty surprise recently as it was expanding its operations to China. The software a local bank required the company to install so it could pay local taxes contained an advanced backdoor. The cautionary tale, detailed in a report ..

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