Category Archives: Cyber security

WordPress plugin flaw lets you take over entire sites

Vulnerability found in social sharing plugin named “Simple Social Buttons,” installed on more than 40,000 WordPress sites. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day – WordPress site owners who are using the Simple Social Buttons plugin to support social media sharing features should … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Internet

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

By Jacob Poushter and Christine Huang of Pew Research Center – Climate change is seen by more countries as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern. Continue reading…

Posted in Climate, Cyber security, Global warming, ISIS

America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door—and Russia Walked Through It

By Rebecca Smith and Rob Barry of the Wall Street Journal – A Wall Street Journal reconstruction of the worst known hack into the nation’s power system reveals attacks on hundreds of small contractors. Continue reading (subscription required) …  

Posted in Controversial, Cyber security, Russia

The Internet Is A Privacy Disaster. But We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About It

By Charlie Warzel of BuzzFeed News – We know our data has been left vulnerable, or sold, or misused. But do we really understand what that means for our safety and security online — and when it actually matters? Continue … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Cyber security, Internet, Privacy, Ransomware, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Many people around the world doubt their country is prepared for major cyber attacks

By Jacob Poushter and Janell Fetterolf of the Pew Research Center – As the pace and magnitude of cyber attacks have increased around the world, a new survey shows that people in multiple countries think it is likely that government … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, innovation, Pew Research, Technology