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Weekly Cybersecurity Review for August 30, 2019

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Weekly Cybersecurity Review for August 30, 2019

In the Weekly Cybersecurity Review for August 30, 2019, we highlight news from around the world relevant to businesses and consumers.

WordPress plugins with critical SQL injection vulnerabilities 

Ryan Stewart, August 29, 2019

Nine different popular WordPress plugins were discovered and reported to contain different SQL injection vulnerabilities. These popular plugins belonged to various categories such as advertisements, donation, gallery, newsletter, etc., and are being widely used by many websites. Many of the website owners have also rated these plugins to the top position in the categories to which they belong.

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Magecart attackers compromise over 80 eCommerce sites

Ryan Stewart, August 29, 2019

Security researchers from Aite Group and Arxan Technologies have discovered that Magecart attackers have compromised over 80 eCommerce websites. 25% of these compromised websites are large brands in the motorsports industry and luxury retail.

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Three steps for meeting consumers’ contradictory expectations

Ron Winward, security evangalist for Radware, August 29, 2019

It’s no longer up for debate. Security matters to today’s consumers. From Baby Boomers to Gen-Zers, security is top of mind as we continue to see massive data breaches that reveal some of consumers’ most personal data. But companies are getting mixed signals. While consumers are demanding increased security offerings, they are also demanding more personalized experiences. Paradoxically, this requires companies to collect volumes of data about their customers, from basic contact information to detailed financial history, demographics, buying patterns and even lifestyle choices to build a very personalized and private digital footprint for each customer. 

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