FireFox and Chrome announced big changes last week with new ways they will be protecting our information. FireFox will begin to block tracking cookies by default, allowing users to have a better experience while web browsing. Google Chrome announced that starting in September 2018, users will be required to enable Adobe Flash every time the user wishes to use it, all in Chrome’s efforts to wean the public of Flash and force websites into the future.

 

Add-ons, plugins, and themes, oh my! Open-source software, or CMS (content management system) applications, such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla!, power over roughly 60 percent of the world’s active websites. Yet, websites built with CMS applications are about twice as likely to be compromised as compared to non-CMS websites. Why is this? Find out this week on Decoding Security as Security Analyst, Jessica Ortega, and Web Security Research Analyst, Topher Tebow discuss CMS applications and what the CMS community is doing to improve security, so be sure to tune in!

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