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730K WordPress sites force-updated to patch critical plugin bug
WordPress sites using Ninja Forms, a forms builder plugin with more than 1 million installations, have been force-updated en masse this week to a new build that addresses a critical security vulnerability likely exploited in the wild. [...]
Revisit Your Password Policies to Retain PCI Compliance
Organizations that are subject to the PCI regulations must carefully consider how best to address these new requirements. Some of the requirements are relatively easy to address. Even so, some of the new requirements go beyond what Windows native security mechanisms are capable of. Here is what you need to know. [...]


Sophos Firewall zero-day bug exploited weeks before fix
Chinese hackers used a zero-day exploit for a critical-severity vulnerability in Sophos Firewall to compromise a company and breach cloud-hosted web servers operated by the victim. [...]
Microsoft Office 365 feature can help cloud ransomware attacks
Security researchers are warning that threat actors could hijack Office 365 accounts to encrypt for a ransom the files stored in SharePoint and OneDrive services that companies use for cloud-based collaboration, document management and storage. [...]



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