Update Drupal ASAP: Over a Million Sites Can Be Easily Hacked by Any Visitor

Developers of popular open-source CMS Drupal are warning admins to immediately patch a flaw that an attacker can exploit just by visiting a vulnerable site. From a report: The bug affects all sites running on Drupal 8, Drupal 7, and Drupal 6. Drupal’s project usage page indicates that about a million sites are running the affected versions. Admins are being urged to immediately update to Drupal 7.58 or Drupal 8.5.1. Drupal issued an alert for the patch last week warning admins to allocate time for patching because exploits might arrive “within hours or days” of its security release. So far, there haven’t been any attacks using the flaw, according to Drupal. The bug, which is being called Drupalgeddon2, has been assigned the official identifier CVE-2018-7600. Drupal has given it a ‘highly critical’ rating with a risk score of 21 out of 25 under the NIST Common Misuse Scoring System. Further


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Wall Street rethinks blockchain projects as euphoria meets reality

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street has been much more excited about the system underpinning bitcoin than the cryptocurrency itself, but the global financial industry has not yet been able to do much with the technology known as blockchain. The Wall Street bull is seen in the financial district in New York, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidReuters has found several blockchain projects launched by major financial institutions that have been shelved, as development of the technology enters a hype-meets-reality phase. The casualties include projects by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), BNP Paribas SA (BNPP.PA) and SIX Group, Reuters has found. These were among the wave of blockchain tests touted by the financial industry over the past few years, as firms bet the new technology would displace much of the sector’s infrastructure, cutting out middlemen, speeding transactions and reducing costs for things like securities and payments processing. Yet


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