Sabre's SynXis reservation system hacked

Travel software giant Saber has warned that the software-as-a-service reservation system that it offers has been hacked, possibly stolen personal information and credit card information from hotel customers.

Over 36,000 hotels use the SynXis reservation system.

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Oakley Capital Acquires Plesk

Oakley Capital has acquired web hosting control panel Plesk in a deal valued at $105 million, making Plesk a completely independent company from Parallels.

According to a statement by Plesk on Friday, it plans to move beyond traditional web hosting into the hyperscale cloud – offering support for WordPress management, Docker and microservices, as well as simplified cloud management.

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Chrome will alert users who visit HTTP sites more often

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Google has announced a number of changes to their popular Chrome browser. From version 62 onward additional warnings will be displayed on http sites. These additional warnings will be displayed for example in Incognito Mode and when filling out online forms.

Google tells us that the changes will take effect in October. The search giant writes that in principle all data entered by users on a website should be inaccessible to third parties.

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VMware Update Fixes Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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VMware has fixed a critical flaw in its vCenter Server that could be exploited to execute code remotely. The vulnerability affects vCenter versions 6.5 and 6.0. Users are urged to upgrade to versions 6.5c or 6.0U3b.

US-CERT warned about the vulnerability, stressing exploitation could result in an attacker taking control of an affected system, in an alert posted on Friday.

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WordPress Sites Attacked Through Vulnerable Home Routers

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Attackers are hijacking vulnerable home routers to launch attacks against WordPress sites. The attacks exploit two flaws in the TR-069 router management protocol to send malicious requests to port 7547. Experts have been advising home users to limit access to port 7547.

Internet service providers (ISPs) could take steps to help prevent these attacks by filtering traffic coming from the public Internet that is targeting port 7547.

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