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Indonesia Volcano Erupts:  66,000 People Evacuated

Indonesia Volcano Erupts: 66,000 People Evacuated

By Tina Volpe February 14, 2014

Java Island is the main island in Indonesia as well as the most densely populated, and it is home to the stratovolcano, Mount Kelud. Mount Kelud has been giving signs of its coming eruption for the past 10 days. Kelud …

Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes

Oracle has issued a big collection of critical patches for its various offerings. The company says that due to a threat posed by a successful attack, it strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes as soon as possible. The update …

Oracle Says It's Making Progress On Java Security Oracle Says It's Making Progress On Java Security

Java became somewhat of a punching bag in the security researcher community earlier this year after numerous vulnerabilities were found in the software. After what must have been an embarrassing few months, Oracle announced in June that it would make …

Firefox To Soon Block Plugins By Default Firefox To Soon Block Plugins By Default
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Plugins are a necessary evil of the Internet. The often vulnerable software plugins that enable video and audio streaming on Web browsers are regularly exploited by hackers. To stop the spread of malware, Mozilla is now moving to change how …

Adobe Has A Fix For Broken ColdFusion Installers Adobe Has A Fix For Broken ColdFusion Installers

Java is a basic requisite for many Web applications. Unfortunately, Oracle sometimes pushes out an update that either lacks proper security fixes or prevents an application from installing. Adobe says the latest update affected its ColdFusion installer and has offered …

Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority

To say Java is vulnerable to exploits would be the understatement of the year. In the first two months of 2013, the software was hit with three zero-day exploits. Oracle eventually fixed all of these exploits, but Oracle should have …

You Might Want To Just Keep Java Disabled You Might Want To Just Keep Java Disabled
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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 …

Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe
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Facebook has just announced that last month they were targeted by a “sophisticated attack” that saw some of its employees let malware onto their systems after visiting a compromised site. Not to fear, though. Facebook says that they have found …

Java Patch Didn't Fix Everything Java Patch Didn't Fix Everything

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, …

Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit Java Hit With Another Zero-Day Exploit
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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 …

Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk
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Cybersecurity is a serious issue, and one that needs to be taken up by everybody. It’s not just a matter of some state hackers breaking into servers owned by a rival government. Cybersecurity affects you as well when a for-profit …

Will OpenJDK Ever Come To Android? Will OpenJDK Ever Come To Android?
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It’s no secret that Android apps are built on a customized version of Java. That being said, some Java developers haven’t made the jump to Android because they would have to rewrite their apps. Is there anything they can do? …

Yet Another Java Exploit Discovered Yet Another Java Exploit Discovered

It’s been quite a hard month for Oracle’s Java. First, back in late August the Java browser plug-in was found to be vulnerable to an exploit that could make all PCs using browsers with the Java plug-in installed open to …

Google Adds JavaScript Support To Google Drive Google Adds JavaScript Support To Google Drive

Google really wants you to develop for Drive. It has the potential to become the next great collaborative portal for creators to share their latest work with others. Developers are already building apps for Drive that take advantage of the …

Google Creates Java To Objective-C Translator Google Creates Java To Objective-C Translator

Apple requires that iOS development be done in Objective-C. That single decision has led to Objective-C overtaking C++ in July in programming language rankings. Despite its increased popularity, Java is still more popular. That’s why Google has made a new …

JavaScript Takes The Number One Spot In September JavaScript Takes The Number One Spot In September
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What’s your favorite programming language? JavaScript? C++? Or are you aligned with the Python camp? Either way, you have a favorite language that you just prefer working in. It can have a big effect on the overall development ecosystem as …

Java Has Already Been Compromised... Again Java Has Already Been Compromised... Again

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 …