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Over a million Wordpress sites at risk thanks to WP-Slimstat plugin

Feb. 27, 2015 | TONY BRADLEY

Wordpress is one of the most popular Web publishing platforms. The vast catalog of plugins is part of what makes Wordpress so powerful, but it can also be the Achilles heel. According to security researchers at Sucuri there are a million-plus Wordpress sites exposed to serious risk, thanks to a flaw in the WP-Slimstat plugin.

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Bloatware: Why computer makers fill your PC with junk, and how to get rid of it

Feb. 27, 2015 | BRAD CHACOS

Bloatware, crapware, shovelware: No matter what you call it, the junk that PC makers dump onto new PCs is nothing short of a mess. The situation was thrust into the spotlight last week when it was revealed that several Lenovo PCs were preloaded with "Superfish" adware that actively left users vulnerable to attack. The software compromised secure HTTPS web connections in a quest to inject ads on the sites you visit... and make Lenovo a few nickels.

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Review: LastPass for Mac protects your passwords but needs polish

Feb. 27, 2015 | GLENN FLEISHMAN

The gold standard for password vaults on the Mac is 1Password. Now in its fifth major release, 1Password has matured along with its userbase. One of its most stalwart longtime competitors, LastPass, has had an iOS version, but OS X customers have had to work through browser plug-ins or its website, putting it at a disadvantage.

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Breaking Through The Value Ceiling

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

This paper discusses the value of operational technologies while acknowledging there is a "value ceiling" for some niche tools, highlighting the opportunity to seek broader value as part of the GRC program maturity process.

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