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Compromised WordPress sites are being targeted in a Cryptocurrency mining scheme

I run Wordfence on all of my WordPress installations. There are free and pro versions. A recent Wordfence email highlighted an attack on WordPress sites. The hacked sites are used to do two things: (1) Attack other sites and (2) Mine Cryptocurrency.  Continue reading

Oops – Google password system might be hacked

There is a Washington Times article about hackers compromising the Google password system. Apparently hackers, possibly from China, gained access to the code for Google’s password system. Google has reacted to this and is taking steps to increase security.

Since the hackers got access to the source code there is a possibility that they can exploit the system even in spite of any additional precautions by Google. Continue reading

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