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Articles of interest from the week of April 29, 2019


Millions of Security Cameras, Baby Monitors and "Smart" Doorbells Are Open to Hijack – and No Solution Is Currently Available
Over 2 million IP security cameras, baby monitors and smart doorbells have serious vulnerabilities that could enable an attacker to hijack the devices and spy on their owners — and there's currently no known patch for the shared flaws. (By Lindsey O'Donnell, Threatpost)

9 Types of Malware and How to Recognize Them
Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit. (By Roger A. Grimes, CSO)

Pre-Installed Software Flaw Exposes Most Dell Computers to Remote Hacking
Bill Demirkapi, a 17-year-old independent security researcher, has discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Dell SupportAssist utility that comes pre-installed on most Dell computers. (By Mohit Kumar, The Hacker News)

How to Secure WordPress?
In this article we won't dive into technical details, but try to address a common misconception instead. We will explain what website security is in general and how it should be approached when dealing with WordPress. (By Agnes Talalaev, WebARX)

Windows Server Hosting Provider Still Down a Week After Ransomware Attack
A ransomware infection has crippled the operations of a US-based web hosting provider for almost eight days now, several of the company's disgruntled customers have told ZDNet yesterday. (By Catalin Cimpanu, ZDNet)

Why You Can't Trust Password Strength Meters
Passwords are a weak link in the computer security chain because they rely on us being good at something we find extremely difficult. And while we aren't getting any better at choosing strong passwords, password cracking hardware and software continues to improve relentlessly. (By Mark Stockley, Naked Security)

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