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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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Admins: Don't wait for ImageMagick patch

Millions of websites are vulnerable to flaws in the ImageMagick image processing tool

Why Redis beats Memcached for caching

Memcached is sometimes more efficient, but Redis is almost always the better choice

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Facebook bug hunter stumbles on backdoor left by hackers

The backdoor script stole Facebook employee credentials from a corporate server

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HTML5.1 begins to take shape on GitHub

The next generation of the Web standard is using a GitHub repo for feedback and suggestions

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How to work with Hangfire in C#

Take advantage of Hangfire, an open source job scheduling framework, to schedule fire-and-forget, recurring tasks in Web applications sans the need of a Windows Service

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Third-party Web UI for Docker has major security flaws

Major vulnerabilities found in third-party DockerUI product indicate that Web apps for vertical audiences aren't always security conscious

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WebAssembly may go live in browsers this year

The portable code format promises to bring native speed to Web apps

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Gmail for Work gets improved digital loss protection features

Google announced a set of improvements for Gmail for Work's digital loss prevention feature on Monday, signaling a continued commitment to protecting companies that want to make sure their employees aren't sharing confidential...

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Latest Nginx updates address three security flaws

The vulnerabilities in the Web server platform affect systems using the 'resolver' directive

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Critical vulnerabilities patched in Magento e-commerce platform

Stored XSS bugs could let hackers hijack administrative accounts

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Amazon eases Web encryption with AWS Certificate Manager

A new service provides free, automatically upgraded SSL/TLS certificates for sites supported by Amazon's load balancing and CDN systems

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Drupal to secure its update process with HTTPS

Drupal to add HTTPS support and fix other issues with the content management system's update mechanism after a researcher recently found weaknesses

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Ruby on Rails takes on Node.js with WebSocket support, API mode

The first beta for the 5.0 edition of the popular Web framework for Ruby is out, with WebSockets support as a major feature -- and with Ruby 2.2.2 as a requirement

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Native apps crushed mobile Web apps -- and that's a good thing

The notion that all apps should be Web apps is a naive but common one; we actually need both native and Web apps for different purposes

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Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Once freedom reigned in the form of Web apps that worked across every platform. Mobile apps have taken a big step back with platform lock-in -- but there's hope

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Adobe tells developers to use HTML5 instead of Flash

Flash isn't dead yet, but Adobe is encouraging developers to adopt Web standards like HTML5

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