WordPress gets a patch for critical XSS flaw

WordPress 4.2.3 fixes a cross-site scripting flaw that could be used to compromise websites Developers of the popular WordPress blogging platform have released a critical security update to fix a vulnerability that can be exploited to take over websites. WordPress 4.2.3, released Thursday, resolves a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that …

UCLA Health cyberattack involved sensitive data on 4.5 million people

A hack targeting UCLA Health’s computer network may have exposed personal and medical data on 4.5 million people. The attack tapped into parts of the system where sensitive details like names, birth dates and health plan identification numbers are kept, though there’s no evidence yet that the information was “actually …

PC makers tighten inventories, remain edgy about Windows 10

Skittish about the impact of Windows 10, including the free upgrade-from-Windows-7-and-8.1 offer, computer makers drew down inventories and sent PC shipments plummeting in the June quarter, IDC said today. The quarter was among the worst ever for personal computers, according to the research firm, which estimated the year-over-year contraction at …

Software-Defined Networking will be a critical enabler of the Internet of Things

SDN will support IoT by centralizing control, abstracting network devices, and providing flexible, dynamic, automated reconfiguration of the network This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Organizations are excited about the business …