Top Security News Of The Day: Wordpress Flaw, Cheating AntiMalware Tests, Apple's NO Security

  • Security Flaw In JetPack and Twenty Fifteen WordPress plugins, Millions Of WordPress Sites At Risk

Cross site scripting vulnerability within two widely used WordPress plugins(JetPack and Twenty Fifteen) is already being exploited by hackers, putting millions of WordPress sites at risk, according to the computer security firm Sucuri.

Read the full story at Sucuri blog.

  • Tencent and Qihoo Accused Of Cheating On Antimalware Tests

Chinese vendor Tencent and Qihoo have been accused of cheating on antimalware tests by releasing optimized versions of their products for testing purposes. Both companies will be stripped of their rankings, AV‐Comparatives, AV-TEST and Virus Bulletin said. The three stripped the rankings of Qihoo last week, and of Tencent on Monday night.

Read the full story at AV-TEST Facebook page. Or get the Press Release.

  • Researchers Created Searchable Database Of Intelligence Operators

The researchers behind Transparency Toolkit, a venture whose goal is to develop source software to collect and analyze publicly available data on surveillance and human rights abuses, have released ICWATCH, a collection of 27,094 resumes of people working in the intelligence community.

Watch the below video for more details:

  • Apple Computers Are Open To Attacks

Patrick Wardle, a former NSA staffer and NASA intern found that Apple's defensive Gatekeeper technology can be bypassed allowing unsigned code to run. Gatekeeper, XProtect anti-malware, sandboxing and kernel code-signing requirements are easy to "get around" and "trivially exploitable", according to Wardle.

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