Yahoo! pays $24,000 to Hacker for finding Security Vulnerabilities

Yahoo! pays $24,000 to Hacker for finding Security Vulnerabilities

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Yahoo! has offered $24,000 to a security researcher for finding out and reporting three critical security vulnerabilities in its products including Yahoo! Stores and Yahoo!-hosted websites.
While testing all the company’s application, Mark Litchfield, a bug bounty hunter who often works with different companies, discovered three critical vulnerabilities in Yahoo!’s products. All the three vulnerabilities have now been fixed by Yahoo!.

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WordPress Security : Securing wp-config.php

WordPress Security : Securing wp-config.php

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This post is first of a series, where in we will detail the steps needed to make your WordPress site more secure.

Every WordPress site contains a file called wp-config.php. Many of us, who work closely with WordPress would have already seen this file. When we install WordPress for the very first time, this is where we enter the database details for the site. Along with the database details, this file also contains many other configuration parameters which can lead to a much better security of your WordPress Site. Read more