Tag: security

Google Apps Bug Exposes Personal Data Belonging to More Than 200K Domain Owners

A Google Apps bug has publicly revealed 282,867 hidden WHOIS records. Domains registered with eNom with WHOIS record protection renewed through Google Apps in 2013 were affected, Cisco announced in a recent blog post. Of the over 300,000 domains registered with eNom through Google, 94 percent were affected, with full

CloudFlare Virtual DNS Shields DNS Infrastructure from Advanced DDoS Attacks

CloudFlare’s new Virtual DNS service lets web hosts, registrars and enterprises protect themselves from an emerging type of Distributed Denial of Service attack that targets the application layer without having to change their nameservers. Launched last week, the new service lets an organization point their nameservers to a CloudFlare IP

Cloud Application and Services Security Provider Elastica Closes $30M in Series B Funding

Cloud application security provider Elastica announced on Wednesday that it has closed a $30 million Series B funding round. The funding round was led by Third Point Ventures, with participation from Mayfield Fund and Pelion Venture Partners. As part of the funding round, Robert Schwartz from Third Point Ventures has

Millions of WordPress Installations at Risk of Blind SQL Injection Through Popular SEO Plugin Yoast

All versions of the popular WordPress SEO plugin Yoast prior to 1.7.3.3 are vulnerable to a blind SQL injection attack. In an advisory published Wednesday, Ryan Dewhurst, developer of the WordPress vulnerability scanner WPScan announced the flaw which he first noticed on Tuesday. This type of attack can lead to

UK ISPs Start to Block Sites That Link to The Pirate Bay Proxies

Virgin Media and TalkTalk are among six major UK ISPs that have started to block access to websites that provide a list of Pirate Bay proxies this week. According to a report by TorrentFreak on Tuesday, blocked sites include piratebayproxy.co.uk, piratebayproxylist.com and ukbay.org. The ISPs are blocking access to these