In a big fat blog post, Oracle has promised to work harder to make Java more secure. But given the flood of high-profile, heavily-exploited vulnerabilities that have bobbed to the surface, can Oracle save this piece of software from drowning in bad vibes?
In the second technical article of this series, Fraser Howard investigates deeper into the workings of Redkit exploit kit.
Learn more about the internals of this kit; bypassing of security mechanisms within Java, the use of file encryption, and delivery of multiple payloads.
In the first of a two part series, Fraser Howard takes a closer look at the Redkit exploit kit.
Learn more about how this kit works and the compromised web servers that are being used to host it.
Just last week you were congratulating yourself for patching your computer against a Java security hole.
Now another zero-day unpatched vulnerability has been found in Oracle's widely used software.
Here's the latest episode in the popular "Chet Chat" series.
Join Chet and Duck as they discuss what we can learn from recent security news in this quarter-hour podcast.
Apple has pushed out a Safari update to go along with this week's "Java Tuesday" fix.
It's supposed to give you finer-grained control over Java in your browser.
Paul Ducklin puts it through its paces...
The security-beleaguered Java ecosystem usually gets updates just once every four months, in February, June and October.
But this year, Oracle has adapted that schedule a number of times, and this is one of them...
Apple ships OS X 10.8.3 - 11 remote code execution vulns patched, Snow Leopard and Lion get fixes too
Apple has shipped the latest point release of its flagship Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) operating system.
There are plenty of security fixes in there, which Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7) users get too, in standalone security updates.
PWN2OWN 2013 finished off today.
A second scheduled attack on IE 10 didn't happen, so IE 10 didn't get owned again, but Flash and Reader fell once each, and Java was exploited for the fourth time in two days...
Of the Big Four browsers, only Apple's Safari has so far survived the onslaught of the browser-breakers at PWN2OWN 2013.
Java fell three times today; Adobe's Flash and Reader meet their attackers tomorrow...
A security research team that has alerted Oracle to a series of security flaws in Java in the past, says that it has uncovered new zero-day vulnerabilities in the software.
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Microsoft joins Facebook and Apple in the list of big companies who have suffered at the hands of malware-bearing hackers.
Shortly after admitting that its own techies got infected thanks to a Java hole, Apple has pushed out a Java update for the rest of us.
Apple, with this most recent update, seems to have washed its hands permanently of browser-based Java. Paul Ducklin explains...
Apple released a statement today acknowledging that they were victims of the same attackers that Facebook talked about last week. A zero-day Java vulnerability infected Apple Mac developers through a drive-by attack.
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