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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

  • Attempts to Regulate AI’s Hidden Hand in...
    by Associated Press on May 24, 2024 at 4:36 pm

    Only one of seven bills aimed at preventing AI’s penchant to discriminate when making consequential decisions — including who gets hired, money for a home or medical care — has passed. The post Attempts to Regulate AI’s Hidden Hand in Americans’ Lives Flounder in US Statehouses appeared […]

  • JAVS Courtroom Audio-Visual Software Installer...
    by Ionut Arghire on May 24, 2024 at 12:34 pm

    Backdoored JAVS courtroom recording and management software installer puts thousands at risk of complete takeover. The post JAVS Courtroom Audio-Visual Software Installer Serves Backdoor appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Averlon Emerges From Stealth Mode With $8 Million...
    by Ionut Arghire on May 24, 2024 at 12:26 pm

    Averson secures seed funding to build technology that uses AI to identify cloud security weaknesses and counter cyberattacks. The post Averlon Emerges From Stealth Mode With $8 Million in Funding appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • In Other News: China’s Undersea Spying, Hotel...
    by SecurityWeek News on May 24, 2024 at 11:30 am

    Noteworthy stories that might have slipped under the radar: Chinese repair ships might be spying on undersea communications, spyware found at hotel check-ins, UK not ready for China threat. The post In Other News: China’s Undersea Spying, Hotel Spyware, Iran’s Disruptive Attacks appeared first […]

  • Google Patches Fourth Chrome Zero-Day in Two Weeks
    by Ionut Arghire on May 24, 2024 at 8:39 am

    Exploited in the wild, Chrome vulnerability CVE-2024-5274 is a high-severity flaw described as a type confusion in the V8 JavaScript and WebAssembly engine. The post Google Patches Fourth Chrome Zero-Day in Two Weeks appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • US Intelligence Agencies’ Embrace of Generative...
    by Associated Press on May 23, 2024 at 5:19 pm

    U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, believing they’ll be smothered by exponential data growth as sensor-generated surveillance tech further blankets the planet. The post US Intelligence Agencies’ Embrace of Generative AI Is at Once Wary and Urgent appeared […]

  • VMware Abused in Recent MITRE Hack for...
    by Eduard Kovacs on May 23, 2024 at 1:22 pm

    MITRE has shared information on how China-linked hackers abused VMware for persistence and detection evasion in the recent hack. The post VMware Abused in Recent MITRE Hack for Persistence, Evasion appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Bolster Raises $14 Million for AI-Powered...
    by Ionut Arghire on May 23, 2024 at 11:51 am

    Bolster has raised $14 million in Series B funding for technology integrations for its AI-powered phishing protection platform. The post Bolster Raises $14 Million for AI-Powered Phishing Protection appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • 55,000 Impacted by Cyberattack on California...
    by Eduard Kovacs on May 23, 2024 at 11:41 am

    The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is informing nearly 55,000 individuals that they have been impacted by a ransomware attack. The post 55,000 Impacted by Cyberattack on California School Association  appeared first on SecurityWeek.

  • Cybersecurity Labeling for Smart Devices Aims to...
    by Associated Press on May 23, 2024 at 11:23 am

    Under the new U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Initiative, manufacturers can affix the label on their products if they meet federal cybersecurity standards. The post Cybersecurity Labeling for Smart Devices Aims to Help People Choose Items Less Likely to be Hacked appeared first on SecurityWeek.

WordPress News

  • WP Briefing: Episode 79: Why Start a WordPress...
    by Brett McSherry on May 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    There’s a new initiative in the WordPress community: the WordPress Media Corps. In today’s episode of the WordPress Briefing, you’ll find out how it came to be, first as a nugget of an idea during the pandemic and now as an active experiment. Learn how this shift in focus values the ongoing […]

  • WordPress 6.5.3 Maintenance Release
    by Aaron Jorbin on May 7, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    WordPress 6.5.3 is now available! This minor release features 12 bug fixes in Core and 9 bug fixes for the block editor. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement. WordPress 6.5.3 is a short-cycle release. The next major […]

  • WP Briefing: Episode 78: Guided Growth:...
    by Brett McSherry on April 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Explore the transformative world of the WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program with guest host Angela Jin and special guest and sponsored contributor Hari Shanker. Whether you're a long-time WordPress enthusiast or new to the scene, this episode is packed with insights, stories, and tips to help […]

  • How WordPress Is Creating a Faster Web
    by Felix Arntz on April 15, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    WordPress's massive reach of over 40% of the web comes with a similarly large responsibility. Read about what the WordPress project is doing to enhance performance for its users and the web.

  • WP Briefing: Episode 77: Let’s Talk About Data...
    by Brett McSherry on April 15, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Explore the WordPress Data Liberation project in this exclusive behind-the-scenes episode discussing WordPress migrations. Joining us is WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy, along with special guest and sponsored contributor Jordan Gillman. Together, they'll look at how the project […]

  • WordPress 6.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release
    by Aaron Jorbin on April 9, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    Note: Due to an issue with the initial package, WordPress 6.5.1 was not released. 6.5.2 is the first minor release for WordPress 6.5. This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes on Core, 12 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 1 security fix. Because this is a security release, it is […]

  • WP Briefing: Episode 76: A WordPress 6.5 Sneak...
    by Brett McSherry on April 2, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    Join WordPress Executive Director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, as she offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming WordPress 6.5 release, accompanied by special guest Dave Smith, one of the Editor Tech leads for this release. Don’t miss this opportunity for an insider’s look!

  • WordPress 6.5 “Regina”
    by Matt Mullenweg on April 2, 2024 at 6:42 pm

    WordPress 6.5 "Regina" is here! Named in honor of Regina Carter, renowned jazz violinist and educator, this release was made possible by over 700 contributors. Download WordPress 6.5 “Regina” today.

  • WordPress 6.5 Release Candidate 4
    by Lauren Stein on March 28, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    WordPress 6.5 RC4 is ready for download and testing. Reaching this phase of the release cycle is an important milestone. Check out what's coming in this release and how to get involved with the open source project.

  • WordPress 6.5 Release Candidate 3
    by Lauren Stein on March 19, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    WordPress 6.5 RC3 is ready for download and testing. Reaching this phase of the release cycle is an important milestone. Check out what's coming in this release and how to get involved with the open source project.