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In our top story, we dive deeper into the Strava/Fitbit data leaking controversy, citing a few different researchers who have been working for several years and warning about the consequences of wearables that aren’t very secure.
New research has found that all WordPress websites suffer from a major flaw that could subject them to DoS attacks. The vendor denies this is a bug. I tried to reproduce on my own WP server but wasn’t successful, but I wasn’t too diligent. The HackerNews staff was able to verify it is authentic. The researcher has posted a fix on GitHub.
--David Strom, editor of Inside Security