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Yahoo Mail suspends automatic mail forwarding as privacy controversies swirl

After two major controversies Yahoo turns off automatic email forwarding.

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Google Safe Browsing gives more details to compromised website owners

Google is now providing more information to website owners whose online properties are temporarily blocked as unsafe by its Safe Browsing technology in order to help them fix the identified problems faster.

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AWS August Roundup: Now you can query streaming data with SQL

The dog days of summer are over, and it's time to get back to work. While you were out enjoying the sunshine and sipping margaritas, Amazon continued to update its cloud platform with new services. Here's what you need to know about.

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Adobe patches critical vulnerability in ColdFusion application server

Adobe Systems released critical security patches for its ColdFusion application server which has been a target for hackers in the past.


Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if websites have the best security settings in place.

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Attackers could steal millions through online phone verification systems

A researcher finds he could earn millions of dollars by abusing the online phone verification systems used by Google, Microsoft, and Instagram

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Flaw in vBulletin add-on leads to Ubuntu Forums database breach

Ubuntu support forums users should be on the lookout for dodgy emails after the website's database of 2 million email addresses has been stolen.


Atlassian buys StatusPage to offer outage notifications

Atlassian has acquired StatusPage, which provides a service for notifying customers about unplanned outages and scheduled maintenance.

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Three popular Drupal modules get patches for site takeover flaws

The security team of the popular Drupal content management system worked with the maintainers of three third-party modules to fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take over websites.

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Serious flaw fixed in widely used WordPress plug-in

The latest version of the All in One SEO Pack plug-in for WordPress fixes a flaw that could be used to hijack the site's admin account.

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Google aims to start blocking Flash in Chrome this year

Google aims to make HTML5 the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year, except for a white-list of 10 sites that will run Adobe’s Flash Player.

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Half the Web's traffic comes from bots, and that's costing you more than you think

Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that's costing companies a boatload of money.

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Critical flaws in ImageMagick library expose millions of websites to hacking

A tool used by millions of websites to process images has several critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to compromise Web servers.


Biz Stone's Jelly app relaunches, promising to revolutionize search

Twitter cofounder Biz Stone takes a second shot with Jelly, which he described as a failure in its first iteration.

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Facebook bug hunter stumbles on backdoor left by hackers

A researcher found a PHP-based backdoor installed by hackers on one of Facebook's corporate servers.