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.
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Join Chet and Duck as they discuss what we can learn from recent security news in this quarter-hour podcast.
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...
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...
Oracle recently published an emergency update for Java, and Apple quickly followed suit for the version of Java it still officially supports.
Paul Ducklin tries to guess where Oracle's Java patch cycle will end up...
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.
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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In The Social Network, the movie version of Zuckerberg could shout, "WE NEVER CRASH!"
I bet the real-life Zuckerberg wishes he could say, "We never get hacked..."
Oracle brought forward its February Patch Tuesday to provide an accelerated fix for some in-the-wild exploits.
But that meant leaving other less vital stuff out, so the pre-empted Patch Tuesday will happen after all, on 19 Feb 2013. Be there!
It's not Tuesday...
Nevertheless, Adobe's Flash Player has been upgraded to patch against two in-the-wild exploits against Windows and Apple users.
"Yet another Java update! Get it while it's hot."
This update was planned for 19 Feb 2013.
But Oracle brought it forward, citing the "active exploitation 'in the wild' of one of the vulnerabilities affecting...desktop browsers".
Apple's thrown in the towel on the Java mess and has, for the second time in two weeks, blocked all versions of Java on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later.
Chester talks to Paul Ducklin in Sophos Security Chet Chat Episode 101.
Spend an enjoyable quarter-hour as our duo take on a range of security issues with their usual mixture of insight, expertise, scepticism, advice and occasional outright puzzlement.