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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Java’

Firefox To Soon Block Plugins By Default

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 Firefox handles plugins. Mozilla announced today that Firefox will soon block most third-party plugins by default. This means that future …

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Adobe Recommends Reinstalling Java To Fix ColdFusion Installer Errors

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 a fix. In a post on the ColdFusion blog, Adobe’s Krishna Reddy says the latest Java update prevents the ColdFusion …

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Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward

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 worked harder to make it more secure in the first place. In a better late than never move, the software …

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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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Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe

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 no evidence that any of your information was ever compromised. “Last month, Facebook Security discovered that our systems had been …

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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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Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk In 2013

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 hacker goes after your credit card numbers with targeted malware. These issues didn’t subside in 2012, and it’s only going …

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Will OpenJDK Ever Come To Android?

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? JavaWorld reports that some recent rumors suggest OpenJDK, the Oracle-sanctioned open source version of Java, would be coming to Android. …

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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 malware by visiting a malicious website. Thankfully, Oracle didn’t wait for its October patch to fix the issue, and released …

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Google Drive API Gets JavaScript Support

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 recently released API. Now Google is making it more accessible. Ali Afshar, Tech Lead for Google Drive Developer Relations, let …

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Google Makes iOS Development Easier For Java Coders

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 translator for Java developers to easily translate their code into Objective-C for iOS development. Google announced the release of J2ObjC …

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