Zero-day in popular jQuery plugin actively exploited for at least three years

For at least three years, hackers have abused a zero-day in one of the most popular jQuery plugins to plant web shells and take over vulnerable web servers, ZDNet has learned. The vulnerability impacts the jQuery File Upload plugin authored by prodigious German developer Sebastian Tschan, most commonly known as Blueimp. The plugin is the second most starred jQuery project… Read more →

Canberra competence shines in day of PM domain lapses and tortured analogies

Once again, Australia politicians have failed at the first hurdle when it comes to handling anything remotely technical. Today’s victim is none other than Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose domain lapsed and was subsequently picked up by a digital marketer called Jack Genesin. Rather than a federal member’s electorate site, a WordPress install instead blasted out the song “Scotty… Read more →

Flaws in telepresence robots allow hackers access to pictures, video feeds

Telepresence robots from Vecna Technologies can be hacked using a suite of five vulnerabilities. The flaws can be combined to allow an attacker full control over a robot, giving an intruder the capability to alter firmware, steal chat logs, pictures, or even access live video streams. Vecna has already patched two of the five vulnerabilities and is in the process… Read more →

Atlassian beats Q1 estimates as it deepens focus on IT teams

Atlassian published its first quarter fiscal 2019 financial results on Thursday, beating market expectations. Nevertheless, shares were down in after-hours trading. The collaboration and productivity software firm reported a non-IFRS net income of $49.2 million or 20 cents per diluted share. A year prior, net income came to $32.5 million or 13 cents per diluted share. Total revenue in Q1… Read more →

PayPal beats Q3 earnings targets

PayPal delivered solid third quarter financial results on Thursday, beating market estimates. The San Jose, Calif.-based payments company reported a net income of $694 million, or 36 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 58 cents per share on revenue of $3.68 billion, up 14 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 54 cents per share on… Read more →

Consumer’s dilemma: iPhone XS or iPhone XR?

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Deal alert: Best Buy slashes $125 off its portable Google Assistant alarm clock

Waking up in the morning isn’t easy. For most of us, it involves hitting snooze on our phone’s clock app about five times before we finally roll out of bed. If you’re looking to upgrade your morning routine before work, look no further than Best Buy’s own Insignia alarm clock. This device normally costs $150, but Best Buy has given… Read more →

Square launches Terminal, a replacement for keypad credit card machines

Square on Thursday unveiled Terminal, its new touchscreen alternative to legacy, keypad credit card machines. Terminal is described as an all-in-one card processing device, meaning that it accept physical debit and credit cards as well as mobile payments through Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and NFC. The wireless device is said to have all-day battery life, can process payments… Read more →

Must-have tools you need for repairing PCs, smartphones, tablets, and much more

Top 12 Raspberry Pi alternatives (October 2018 edition) Here is a selection of single board computers for homebrew projects and automation, with prices starting at only $5 to several hundred dollars, and ranging in application from small … Source Article from tools you need for repairing PCs, smartphones, tablets, and much more blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

How to test chargers and power banks to make sure they don’t blow up your expensive smartphone

Must-have tools you need for repairing PCs, smartphones, tablets, and much more If you’re in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way. (Updated October 2018) … Source Article from to test chargers and power banks to make sure… Read more →

Open source web hosting software compromised with DDoS malware

The provider of an open-source hosting panel software admitted yesterday to a security breach during which an unknown hacker contaminated the project’s source code with malware that logs passwords, open shells, and can launch DDoS attacks. “Our infrastructure server was hacked,” said a member of the Vesta Control Panel (VestaCP) team yesterday in a forum post. “The hackers then changed… Read more →

Atlassian unveils completely rebuilt version of Jira

Atlassian on Thursday is announcing a completely revamped version of its signature product, the project tracking software Jira. Jira launched as a humble bug tracker in 2002 but now, together with Atlassian’s second-biggest product Confluence, accounts for two-thirds of Atlassian’s revenue. It has more than 50,000 customers, including hyper-growth startups and most of the Fortune 500. While it’s a successful… Read more →