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Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

This secret power menu unlocks Windows' visual effects options

Want to add a little shadow to your mouse pointer or get rid of window animations? Here's how.

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Sonatype aims to help developers reduce risk from open-source components

The Sonatype Component Lifecycle Management 2.0 tracks vulnerable third-party components used in software

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New Windows 10 build adds gestures, tweaks the toolbar, and simplifies OneDrive

Microsoft says Build 9879 of Windows 10 will be the last of the year. New features seem aimed to build in flexibility where it's needed, and simplicity where it's not.

New Win 10 TP build brings touchpad gestures, OneDrive improvements, crash fixes

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Build 9879 is the third for the new OS and the last for what's left of this year

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Microsoft fixes critical crypto flaw, strenghtens encryption for older systems

A vulnerability in the Microsoft SChannel component could expose servers to remote code execution attacks

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Microsoft fixes severe 19-year-old Windows bug found in everything since Windows 95

With help from IBM, Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability that flew under the radar since the launch of Windows 95.

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Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in small business RV Series routers

The flaws allow attackers to execute commands, overwrite files and launch CSRF attacks

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Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

A vulnerability in SSL 3.0 enabled the POODLE attack. In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections.

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Vulnerabilities found in more command-line tools, wget and tnftp get patches

Flaws identified in wget and tnftp allow malicious servers to execute rogue commands on users' systems

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Windows 10 getting new Mac-style trackpad gestures, multi-monitor improvements

Microsoft is adding some very handy touchpad gestures to Windows 10.

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Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well