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Google nixes Flash, embraces HTML5 in Chrome browser

Starting with December's Chrome 55 release, the browser will use HTML5 as its default instead of Flash

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Review: 13 primo Python web frameworks

Python programmers have many excellent options for creating web apps and APIs; Django, Weppy, Bottle, and Flask lead the way

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Facebook open-sources tools for fast React app creation in JavaScript

The social giant's newest open source offering provides a rapid way to set up the prerequisites for building React apps in a complex JavaScript environment

Ubuntu forum breach traced to neglected plugin

The popular vBulletin forum software was current, but administrators had forgotten to update an add-on

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Persistent XSS flaws patched in multiple WordPress plugins

In addition to the All-in-One SEO plugin, WordPress administrators should update others that also have a cross-site scripting flaw

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Serious flaw fixed in widely used WordPress plug-in

The persistent XSS vulnerability could allow the hijacking of admin accounts

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Mozilla's Servo is an early step to making Firefox more secure

The first step is a more secure rendering engine for Firefox. But after Servo, will Mozilla next rewrite SpiderMonkey in Rust?

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Jeremiah Grossman: Focus on ransomware, SDLC, and endpoints

The noted web security guru worries that the key web and application threats aren't getting the right level of focus

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Cerber ransomware targets enterprises via Office 365

Millions of Office 365 users were potentially at risk for a Cerber infection last week as ransomware targeting shifts from individuals to enterprises

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GitHub resets passwords for lazy, reckless users

The number of unauthorized attempts rose as criminals tried stolen passwords from other sites against GitHub accounts and successfully logged in to several of them

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Adobe warns: Cyberespionage group targeting critical Flash bug

Enterprises should disable Flash or deploy Microsoft's EMET until Adobe's promised patch arrives

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Do it now! From SHA-1 to SHA-2 in 8 steps

The clock is ticking for organizations to complete their SHA-1 migration. Here's what admins must do to ensure they aren't locked out

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Beware fake white hats peddling bugs

Attackers who demand payment for disclosing web application vulnerabilities don't have the organization's best interests in mind

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How the latest enterprise tech surge changed everything

The sheer quantity of exciting new enterprise tech is amazing enough, but the way it all works together opens truly transformative opportunities

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Google aims to block Flash by default for Chrome users, except for 10 white-listed sites

HTML5 will be the primary experience in Chrome by the fourth quarter of this year

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Redis plants the seeds for an open source ecosystem

Redis Modules help the caching and in-memory storage system work with new data structures and database behaviors

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Attackers are probing and exploiting ImageTragick flaws

Security companies have observed attacks trying to exploit recently disclosed remote code execution flaws in the ImageMagick Web server library

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GitLab repairs critical flaw that lets users log in as admins

The fixes are available for all supported versions of GitLab Community Edition and GitLab Enterprise Edition

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