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Security Firm CloudFlare Raises $20 Million In Funding

A web security startup, dubbed CloudFlare has just raised $20 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates. The San Francisco startup plans on using the money to hire more manpower and fuel its infrastructure.

If you’ve never heard of CloudFlare before, it’s basically a cloud-based software program that helps protect websites from vicious attacks such as DoS (Denial of Service) and other types of cyber attacks.

British Hackers Strike Back, Hit Al-Qaeda

A group of British hackers too down Al-Qaeda’s communication network and websites which prevented the terrorist organization from posting online messages and videos. The attacks actually started a few days ago and have temporarily postponed the group’s activities.

The attacks followed similar attacks earlier in the month when British intelligence officers replaced Al-Qaeda’s bomb-making recipes with cupcake recipes. Analysts believe that Al-Qaeda will get its websites back online within the next few days due to the sophisticated techniques to take the websites down.

Australian Web Host Hacked- 4,800 Sites Unrecoverable

It doesn’t take very long before we hear about a new hack that has occurred and it looks like LulzSec isn’t the only one causing mayhem on the Interwebz. According to siliconfilter, Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT was the victim of a “deliberate, premeditated, and targeted attack” on its services.

The hackers managed to destroy so much information that 4,800 websites that relied upon Distribute.IT’s servers are now unrecoverable. Just like that, all uploaded website data (coding, comments, blogs, users, forums,) gone.

Microsoft’s IE Threat: Cookie Jacking

A computer security firm has found a flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser that allows hackers to steal credentials to access Facebook, Twitter, and other websites. The technique is called cookiejacking, an abbreviated form of cookie-hijacking. Once the hacker has the cookie, he or she can use it to gain access to the same website.

The vulnerability currently affects all versions of Internet Explorer on every version of Windows operating system. Hackers can exploit the flaw to access a data file, called a cookie, that holds the login name and password to a web account.

WordPress iPhone & iPad App Improved – Resolved Issues

Wordpress just announced a long needed upgrade for its new app for iPad and iPhone users. The new version is improved and much better. The new updated app has solved most of the major issues.

Several major bugs have been removed which was the main reason for the app crashing in the first place. The app now has new features as well. One of the new features is the ability to capture a photo from your mobile device then post it right away. The updated app also has a mobile stats display and localization in 10 languages.

New Malicious Module Attacks Unnoticed

Online attackers usually exploit webpages by adding malicious scripts to HTML pages or specific code that triggers “drive-by downloads.” Unfortunately, a new attack discovered last Friday called Apmod not only infects webpages but infects the web server itself. When a web server gets infected, each user that requests a web page from the infected server is a victim. Although this new attack is not yet widespread, it has the potential to be, it targets popular Apache Web Servers that run on both Windows and Linux. Apache Web Servers currently host about 204 million websites.