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Apr
14

Critical Vulnerabilities Affecting Over 200,000 Sites Patched in Rank Math SEO Plugin

On March 23, 2020, our Threat Intelligence team discovered 2 vulnerabilities in WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math, a WordPress plugin with over 200,000 installations. The most critical vulnerability allowed an unauthenticated attacker to update arbitrary metadata, which included the ability to grant or revoke administrative privileges for any registered user on the site. The second vulnerability allowed an unauthenticated attacker to create redirects from almost any location on the site to any destination of their choice.

We reached out to the plugin’s developer the next day, on March 24, 2020, and received a response within 24 hours. We privately disclosed the full vulnerability details on March 25, 2020, and the plugin developer released a patch on March 26, 2020. We strongly recommend updating to the latest version, 1.0.41.1, as soon as possible as this is considered a critical security issue.

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Apr
13

What is the Impact of Technology on Our Society? A Critical Analysis

What is the Impact of Technology on Our Society? A Critical Analysis

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What is the Impact of Technology on Our Society?

How has technology affected society? How has it influenced living? Well, while technology has made life easy, it has also made us lazy. Let us look at the positive and negative impact of technology on society.

When we speak of the impact of technology on society, we always talk about the positive effects of technology and about how technology has made life easy. We talk about the Internet as an information resource and a communication platform and conveniently ignore the fact that an overexposure to it leads to Internet addiction. We often discuss how technology has made life easy but easily forget that it has made us overly dependent on it. Have you thought of the impact of technology from this point of view? Let us look at this aspect of technology here.

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