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Security News

Below I’ve curated cyber security news from the world-wide-web – the lefthand column is from “The Hacker News” website and on the right is news from “Security Week”. Both are top cyber security news sites. In the very least this shows that threats are daily and they are very real.

Hacker News

Security Week

  • US Gov Says Software Measurability is ‘Hardest...
    by Ryan Naraine on February 27, 2024 at 7:31 pm

    White House calls for the “timely, complete, and consistent” publication of CVE and CWE data to help solve the security metrics problem. The post US Gov Says Software Measurability is ‘Hardest Problem to Solve’ appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Black Basta, Bl00dy Ransomware Exploiting Recent...
    by Ionut Arghire on February 27, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    The Black Basta and Bl00dy ransomware gangs have started exploiting two vulnerabilities in ConnectWise ScreenConnect. The post Black Basta, Bl00dy Ransomware Exploiting Recent ScreenConnect Flaws appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Energy Department Invests $45 Million in 16...
    by Ionut Arghire on February 27, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    The US government makes a $45 million investment in 16 projects to improve cybersecurity across the energy sector. The post Energy Department Invests $45 Million in 16 Projects to Improve Cybersecurity appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Domains Once Owned by Major Firms Help Millions...
    by Eduard Kovacs on February 27, 2024 at 2:09 pm

    8,800 domains, many once owned by major companies, have been abused to get millions of emails past spam filters as part of SubdoMailing campaign. The post Domains Once Owned by Major Firms Help Millions of Spam Emails Bypass Security appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Cyber Insights 2024: Quantum and the...
    by Kevin Townsend on February 27, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    Quantum computers are coming, and will defeat current PKE encryption. But this cryptopocalypse is not dependent upon quantum computers — it could happen through other means, at any time. The post Cyber Insights 2024: Quantum and the Cryptopocalypse appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • 67,000 U-Haul Customers Impacted by Data Breach
    by Ionut Arghire on February 27, 2024 at 12:07 pm

    U-Haul says customer information was compromised in a data breach involving a reservation tracking system. The post 67,000 U-Haul Customers Impacted by Data Breach appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Artificial Arms Race: What Can Automation and AI...
    by Tom Eston on February 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    The best Red Team engagements are a balanced mix of technology, tools and human operators. The post Artificial Arms Race: What Can Automation and AI do to Advance Red Teams appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Canada’s RCMP, Global Affairs Hit by...
    by Ionut Arghire on February 27, 2024 at 11:59 am

    Canadian authorities are actively investigating cyberattacks impacting the RCMP network and Global Affairs Canada. The post Canada’s RCMP, Global Affairs Hit by Cyberattacks appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Officially...
    by Eduard Kovacs on February 27, 2024 at 11:00 am

    NIST releases Cybersecurity Framework 2.0, the first major update since the creation of the CSF a decade ago. The post NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 Officially Released appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Russian Cyberspies Targeting Cloud Infrastructure...
    by Ionut Arghire on February 26, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    US government and allies expose TTPs used by notorious Russian hacking teams and warn of the targeting of dormant cloud accounts. The post Russian Cyberspies Targeting Cloud Infrastructure via Dormant Accounts appeared first on SecurityWeek.

WordPress News

  • WordPress 6.5 Beta 3
    by Lauren Stein on February 27, 2024 at 4:27 pm

    WordPress 6.5 Beta 3 is now ready for download and testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended you evaluate Beta 3 on a test server and […]

  • WordPress 6.5 Beta 2
    by Lauren Stein on February 20, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    WordPress 6.5 Beta 2 is now ready for download and testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended you evaluate Beta 2 on a test server and […]

  • WP Briefing: Episode 73: Inside the Interactivity...
    by Brett McSherry on February 19, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    In the latest WordPress Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy discusses the Interactivity API, a new foundational tool that helps developers create memorable interactive front-end experiences. She is joined by special guests and sponsored contributors Ryan Welcher and Mario Santos, who share more about […]

  • 2023 Annual Survey Results and Next Steps
    by Dan Soschin on February 14, 2024 at 7:46 pm

    Each year, WordPress seeks to collect high-level data about trends and themes across the vast ecosystem of users, site builders, extenders, and contributors to help inform decision-making and provide valuable feedback on the project's status.  For 2023, the survey process was updated to enhance […]

  • WordPress 6.5 Beta 1
    by Lauren Stein on February 13, 2024 at 4:31 pm

    WordPress 6.5 Beta 1 is now ready for download and testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended you evaluate Beta 1 on a test server and […]

  • People of WordPress: Sunita Rai
    by Abha Thakor on February 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm

    This People of WordPress features Sunita Rai, a content marketer and volunteer translator from Nepal.

  • The Month in WordPress – January 2024
    by Reyes Martínez on February 6, 2024 at 5:45 pm

    January kicked off with big plans for the WordPress project in the year ahead. Work on the WordPress 6.5 release is underway, with Beta 1 scheduled for next week and early testing opportunities. Let’s catch up on all the exciting updates from the past month. Looking at 2024 In a recent episode of […]

  • WP Briefing: Episode 72: Why Your Website Matters
    by Brett McSherry on February 5, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    In the latest WordPress Briefing, Josepha Haden Chomphosy explores the reasons for choosing a website supporting your digital presence, covering topics from trust-building to professionalism to owning a unique online domain.

  • WordPress 6.4.3 – Maintenance and Security...
    by Aaron Jorbin on January 30, 2024 at 9:22 pm

    This security and maintenance release features 5 bug fixes on Core, 16 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 2 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. Backports are also available for other major WordPress releases, 4.1 and later. […]

  • WP Briefing: Episode 71: New Year, New Blog!
    by Brett McSherry on January 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    In the latest WordPress Briefing, Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy revisits our roots in blogging and breaks down the essentials of starting your first WordPress blog. Tune in to Episode 71 for practical tips and inspiration to kickstart your blogging journey.