All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Java’

Apple Releases Java Update To Remove Flashback

Earlier this week we brought you news that Apple was working on its own tool to detect and remove the recently discovered Flashback malware from the over 600,000 Macs that were infected. Today, Apple rolled out a new update to Java that should remove “the most common variants” of Flashback. It also prevents Java applets from running automatically, though users …

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Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News

Yesterday we brought you news of an alarming piece of malware targeting Macs. The Flashback trojan uses a vulnerability in Java to install on users’ computers without the user’s knowledge or consent. While nearly all malware designed to attack Macs requires user interaction – it usually masquerades as something innocent, like Adobe Flash Player – this newly-discovered variant of Flashback …

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Flashback Botnet Infects Over Half A Million Macs

In the perennial Mac vs. PC debate, Mac users have always been able to cite one incontrovertible fact as an argument for their side: the Mac is far less susceptible than a Windows-based PC to viruses and other forms of malware. Unfortunately, however “less susceptible” does not mean “immune,” and occasionally a bit of malware that is directly targeted at …

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Google, Oracle Ordered To Discuss Patent Settlements Before Trial

Ahead of a Java’s patent lawsuit against Google scheduled for April 16, a judge ordered on Friday that executives from both companies convene in order to discuss a potential settlement. Despite previous failed attempts to arrive at a settlement, Judge Paul Grewal of U.S. District Court in Northern California has ordered that the settlement conference take place “no later than …

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