All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Exploit’

Just Disable Java Already: Plugin Hit With Third Zero-Day Exploit This Year

Oracle has had a busy 2013 so far as it has scrambled to fix dangerous zero-day exploits found in its Java browser plugin. The company will have no rest, however, as security researchers have found more exploits. Security research firm Security Explorations reported two new zero day exploits hit Java on February 25. Since then, the company has provided a …

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Adobe PDF Reader Hit By Zero-Day Exploit

Adobe Flash was recently hit by two zero-day exploits that the company quickly worked to patch up. Now one of Adobe’s other popular Web plugins – Reader – has been hit. Computer security company FireEye found yesterday that Adobe Reader was hit by a zero-day exploit. The exploit is currently found in the latest Adobe Reader versions – 9.5.3, 10.1.5 …

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Update Flash Now: Abobe Just Patched Two Security Holes

Java and Internet Explorer have both been rocked with some pretty nasty zero day exploits earlier in the year, but they’re not the only software that gets hit with exploits. Adobe’s Flash is frequently targeted by hackers as well, and said hackers have been having their way with it recently thanks to two zero day exploits. Computer World reports that …

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Java Patch Didn’t Fix Everything, New Exploit On Sale For $5,000

Microsoft and Oracle both released patches this week for zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer 8 and Java. If you still use Internet Explorer 8 or below, you should probably download the fix available via Windows Update. As for Java, you should probably still keep that disabled. Krebs on Security reports that a hacker has already found a hole in …

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Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit: Disable It Now

2012 was not a good year for Oracle. After losing a major lawsuit against Google, the company had to deal with a dangerous zero-day exploit that was found in Java. It fixed the problem, but a new exploit is always around the corner. Originally spotted in the wild by @kafeine, other security research teams, including AlienVault Labs, have confirmed that …

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Use Internet Explorer 8? You’ll Want This Zero-Day Exploit Fix

Microsoft would love it if you used Internet Explorer 9, or IE10 on Windows 8. That’s not going to happen, however, as many users are still on Windows XP where Internet Explorer 8 reigns supreme. Those users are now under attack as a zero-day exploit has been found. The security researchers at FireEye discovered a zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer …

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Internet Explorer Exploit Lets Hackers Track Your Mouse Movements

With Windows 8, Microsoft promises that Internet Explorer is good again. The latest release, IE10, is being promoted through a self-deprecating ad campaign that encourages good will through humor. It’s looking like Microsoft is starting to take its browser seriously, but a recent exploit shows that that might not be the case. Spider.io, a Web analytics platform, reports that they …

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Researchers Have Already Cracked The Latest Java Update

Oracle released a security alert yesterday in response to the recently discovered zero-day vulnerabilities that affected Java. Security Explorations were the first to discover the exploit back in April, but Oracle wasn’t going to fix it until their hand was forced by hackers. Their hand may be forced yet again by the company that found the last exploit. Security Explorations …

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Oracle Finally Patches Huge Java Exploit

It was brought to the Internet’s attention on Monday that Java was susceptible to a pretty nasty exploit that could see a user’s PC infected with malware. It was later revealed this morning that Java knew about the exploit since April, but was holding off on a patch until the regularly scheduled update in October. Fortunately, the urgency of the …

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Ocarina Of Time Completed In Less Than 25 Minutes Thanks To Exploit

Exploits and bugs are sometimes a marvelous thing. They allow the player to access areas before they should be allowed to or just create all kinds of goofy problems with character animations or the geography. Sometimes an exploit is so rare or hard to find that it takes players over a decade to find – this is one of those …

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