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Hackers exploit Apache Struts vulnerability to compromise corporate web servers

Attackers are widely exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Apache Struts that allows them to remotely execute malicious code on web servers.

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks

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5 open source security tools too good to ignore

Look to these clever open source tools to keep secrets out of source code, identify malicious files, block malicious processes, and keep endpoints safe

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Experts worried about ransomware hitting critical infrastructure

Ransomware is capable of shutting down computer systems that manage public utilities and private industry--experts say it's only a matter of when

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Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

Red Hat's cybersecurity strategist says open source code must be more carefully vetted, and developers are the ones to do it

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GitLab database goes out after spam attack

Approximately six hours of data, including issues, merge requests, users, comments, and snippets, will be lost as GitLab restores from a backup

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InfoWorld Technology of the Year 2017

InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year's best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services

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Researchers propose a way to use your heartbeat as a password

Researchers at Binghamton State University have proposed a model that uses patients' heartbeats as an encryption key for electronic records.

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

Researchers are reporting data wiping attacks hitting openly accessible Hadoop and CouchDB deployments.

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Oracle to Java devs: Stop signing JAR files with MD5

Starting in April, if a JAR file is signed with MD5, Oracle will treat it as unsigned

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Git Hound, Truffle Hog root out GitHub leaks

The two open source tools check for cyptographic keys and other sensitive information in code saved on GitHub and offers warnings if secrets are at risk

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Exposed MongoDB installs being erased, held for ransom

A nonprofit dedicated to making the internet safer is urging administrators to check their MongoDB installations

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Data breaches through wearables put target squarely on IoT in 2017

Security needs to be baked into IoT devices for there to be any chance of halting a DDoS attack, according to security experts.

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5 signs we're finally getting our act together on security

Despite all the bad news in 2016, trends suggest the year ahead could be a tipping point for information security

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