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Visitors to top porn sites slammed by malicious advertising attack

A malicious advertisement posted through an ad network tried contained a Flash Player exploit

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WordPress fixes actively exploited security flaw

WordPress 4.2.2 addresses two critical XSS flaws and hardens defenses for a third


Superfish injects ads into 5 percent of all Google page views

Google found 50,870 Chrome extensions and 34,407 programs that injected ads into its websites

Facebook's opens its free Internet platform to other online services was criticized by net neutrality advocates for backing just a few services

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New Firefox features will eventually be limited to secure websites only

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said

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Microsoft cracks down on misleading (and frequently malicious) advertisements

Internet Explorer will start showing warnings for ads that lead users to harmful websites and software

Making software to block annoying ads is legal, German court rules

There are other similar cases pending though so AdBlock Plus maker Eyeo is not home free yet

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Google's push to encrypt ads will improve security, but won't kill malicious advertising

Google's push to encrypt ads might encourage more websites to deploy HTTPS, however.


ISIS sympathizers exploiting WordPress plugins to hack websites, FBI warns

The plugins are low-hanging fruit, but the attacks have been widespread and disruptive, the FBI said

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Expired Google certificate temporarily disrupts Gmail service

Google let a certificate linked to the Gmail SMTP server expire, causing issues for third-party email clients

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How to figure out if a website is down...or if it's just you

Can't connect to a particular website? Here's how to troubleshoot it.

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Raptr launches Plays.TV, an addicting, video-centric Instagram for gamers

Raptr's new Plays.TV social network was built for gamers who want to share video clips of their most glorious gaming moments with like-minded souls.


Amazon Home Services sends professional handymen and instructors to your door

Amazon wants to help you find your next electrician, handyman, or plumber.


GitHub recovering from massive DDoS attacks

The DDoS attacks were aimed at two GitHub-hosted projects fighting Chinese censorship.

Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

Microsoft revoked trust in an intermediate CA certificate that was used to issue unauthorized certificates for Google websites