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Webhosting management company cPanel suffers break-in, lets slip customers' root passwords


Webhosting management company cPanel recently announced a worrying sort of compromise: the possible theft of its customers' root passwords.

Paul Ducklin looks at what happened, and what's being done to avoid a repeat of this worrying situation...

Bit9 hacked, used to inject malware into customers' networks


Security vendor Bit9 has been hit by a serious security breach of its own network.

Intruders broke into a core part of the company's service and used its own trusted digital certificates to create pre-authorised malware.