Jeremy KirkAustralia Correspondent, IDG News Service

Jeremy reports on security and regional news for the IDG News Service.

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Zero-day vulnerability found in a WordPress image utility

Hackers are exploiting a problem with an image-resizing utility called TimThumb that is widely used in many themes for the blogging platform WordPress. Some fixes have been made to the latest version.

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Lion passwords can be pilfered with new tool

A company that makes password recovery tools has released one that can snatch passwords from a locked or sleeping Mac running OS X Lion by plugging another computer into the Mac's FireWire port.

Passwords in Mac OS X Can Be Pilfered With New Tool

A company that makes password recovery tools has released one that can snatch passwords from a locked or sleeping Macintosh running Mac OS X Lion by plugging into the Mac's FireWire port.