All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Zero Day’

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 Java security a priority going forward. So, how’s that working out for them? InfoWorld reports that Oracle officials spoke on …

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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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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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Zero-Day Remote Exploit Found On Linksys Routers

When it rains, it pours. That seems to be trend in 2013 when it comes to zero-day exploits being found in the wild. Microsoft and Oracle are just getting around to patching zero-day exploits found in Internet Explorer and Java this week, and now another major player in the consumer PC scene has been hit. Help Net Security reports that …

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Internet Explorer 8 Zero-Day Exploit Gets Fixed Today

Earlier this month, Internet Explorer 8 was hit with a pretty nasty zero-day exploit. Microsoft sprung to action with a quick fix, but there wasn’t a permanent patch solution available just yet. That day has finally come with the patch hitting Windows PCs later today. The Microsoft Security Response Center reported on Sunday that a patch for Internet Explorer 8 …

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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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Zero-Day Exploit Hits Internet Explorer

It’s kind of cliche these days to make fun of Internet Explorer and its numerous security problems. Microsoft has put a lot of effort into the latest iterations of their Internet browser, and IE10 is by all accounts really secure. Unfortunately, older versions of the browser aren’t so lucky. Researchers at AlientVault have found a zero day exploit that affects …

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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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