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5 Security Things to Know for the Week of July 17

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1) Authorities partnered to dismantle a popular underground marketplace that sold, among other things, stolen personal information.

2) Two emerging threats are revving up: an affordable password-stealing tool and an automated attack that goes after WordPress installs.

3) The age-old question of whether hacking back is a viable strategy remains up for debate.

4) A new spam botnet is foisting unsolicited adult-themed content into victim inboxes.

5) There may be a depleted pool of qualified job candidates in security, but you still need to stand out from the pack.