WordPress at Risk from New Automatic, Distributed Attack – A Few Tactics for Prevention

The web’s been a bit of a buzz today regarding a report from the Internet Storm Center which detailed a new method of attack on WordPress sites.  Whilst this is a new take on an old trick, a simple brute force attack (where multiple passwords are attempted until one works), the delivery mechanism is causing […]

MasterCard InsecureCode and Unverified by Visa – A Disaster Waiting to Happen

There’s a plague of ill-conceived security initiatives currently infecting the internet.  At the spearhead of this plague we find the world’s two biggest card operators, Visa and MasterCard.  Within the last couple of years both have introduced new measures to verify the identity of people making online purchases.  These were supposed to help make transactions […]

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