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2 critical security flaws affect several thousand WordPress websites

WordPress users should be aware of two critical issues affecting several thousand websites across the Internet.

Box launches partner program to gain user trust

Cloud-based file sharing and collaboration company Box announced the launch of a new program called  Box Trust  that's designed to boost, well, customer trust in its service. Box isn't going at it alone in this new venture, however. They've brought a collection of 19 partners along for the ride, including such notable companies as Symantec, Recommind, OpenDNS and Splunk.

CryptoPHP backdoor targets WordPress, Drupal and Joomla

A report released by security firm Fox-IT outlines a new threat affecting more than 23,000 web servers. It uses a malicious script called CryptoPHP found in pirated WordPress, Drupal and Joomla themes and plugins. Fox-IT has created  two Python scripts  to help admins detect the backdoor.

Experts troubled by Drupal's latest security snafu

Drupal's latest cyberattack may have affected as many as 12 million websites, leaving security experts concerned that similar future exploits could create a ripple effect compromising thousands more sites.

Spotlight: What to consider before an EMM purchase

Larry Dignan,  ZDNet' s Editor-In-Chief, says enterprise mobility management is a thick soup of components that range from security to document management.

Joomla, Wordpress battle new vulnerabilities

Joomla and WordPress each had another security issue this past week. Here's what you need to know:

Automattic acquires BruteProtect, boosts security for WordPress

WordPress has struggled in recent weeks with a spate of security issues ranging from  malware infections  to  denial-of-service vulnerabilities. It's not a big surprise then that Automattic, the open source development company behind WordPress, acquired security vendor BruteProtect last week for an undisclosed sum.

IBM acquires cloud security company, Lighthouse

Hot on the heels of the acquisition of access management company  CrossIde as, comes the news that IBM has also pocketed cloud security provider Lighthouse Security Group. The new addition to the IBM family provides methods for the dispersed workforce of its customers to access sensitive data from anywhere.

Security firm warns of 'massive' malware infections impacting WordPress sites

Security firm Sucuri is warning WordPress admins that a "massive" malware infection is wreaking havoc on WordPress websites. Sites with outdated plugins or weak passwords are particularly at risk.    

Spotlight: HiSoftware nabs Chris McNulty as CTO

Hisoftware gets a new CTO.