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Apple updates Safari, gives better control over Java applets

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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...

PWN2OWN results Day Two - Adobe Reader and Flash owned, Java felled yet again

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...

PWN2OWN - hack the Big Four browsers in public and go home with half a million dollars

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Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.

But is it just about the money?

Paul Ducklin investigates...

Fun with statistics: Who hates Java the most?

Over the past five days, lots of you have used Naked Security to find out how to turn off Java in one of the five major browsers.

And that has given us browser statistics. There are too many variables to know what they tell us, but they do make a neat-looking graph!

Judge approves $22.5M Google fine for violating Safari privacy

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A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco gives the nod of approval, declaring that Google should pay a $22.5M USD fine for misleading consumers about the privacy protections offered to users of Apple's Safari web browser.

New security hole found in multiple Java versions

New security hole found in multiple Java versions

The same team of Polish researchers who discovered a critical security hole in Oracle’s Java software say that they uncovered another such hole, which could be used to bypass the secure application “sandbox” on most recent versions of Java.

Is Opera *really* the safest browser?

Is Opera really the safest browser?

Opera, a relative minnow in the web browser market, is reckoned to be a more secure browser than the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer - according to our online poll.

But maybe someone has influenced the vote?

Which web browser do you recommend? [POLL]

Which web browser do you recommend? [POLL]

As browser makers beef up security in their products - which product do you recommend to friends who want to surf the web more safely?

Google staffs up 'Red Team' to protect the world from its privacy lapses

Google staffs up 'Red Team' to poke at its own privacy practices post-FTC settlement

Is the job listing for a Data Privacy Engineer proof that Google's mending its privacy ways, or is the gesture as empty as the HTML form it used to slip past Safari's no-tracking controls?

Vote in our poll: is Google's fine of $22.5 million enough to buy privacy?

Google fined $22.5 million for not living up to its privacy promises

Google will cough up $22.5 million for putting sneaky code into its web pages, even after agreeing that it would get "comprehensive" about privacy.

But are financial sanctions enough?

Have your say in our poll...

Where are the Safari security updates for Windows and Snow Leopard? Users left exposed

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Apple released Safari 6 as part of its new Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, as well as a version for Lion that fixes a whopping 121 security vulnerabilties.

But what about Windows and Snow Leopard? It seems Apple is leaving users of them behind.

Microsoft muffs up browser choices for Windows 7 users, Europe isn't happy

Microsoft muffs up browser choices for Windows 7 users, Europe isn't happy

Although ordered to let Windows users choose which browser they would prefer, a Microsoft "technical error" meant 28 million Windows 7 users were given no choice at all.

Important Apple security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion - get 'em today!

Important Apple security updates for Snow Leopard and Lion - get 'em today!

Hot on the heels of the iOS 5.1.1 release, Apple has pumped out a raft of security updates for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) and Lion (OS X 10.7) users.

Many vulnerabilities have been fixed, and Safari gets a really cool new safety feature. Find out more.

Facebook teaches users how to kill adware

Facebook silently tracking users' cursors to see which ads float our boats

Curious to know who's been checking you out on Facebook? Tempted to see who's visited your timeline? Put that click-happy finger away!

SSCC 84 - Cookie-gate, laptop security advice, Stratfor malicious emails and Facebook hacker advice

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Paul Ducklin hosts this week's Chet Chat with the tables turned... Chet is the guest. They discussed the recent Google cookie-gate incident, House Intelligence Committee advice on using laptops while traveling and the malicious emails sent to leaked Stratfor subscriber email addresses.

How to keep Mac OS X's safe downloads list up-to-date

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Did you know that Mac OS X includes some very basic protection against malicious downloads? Learn the various methods to ensure that it is truly up-to-date, and what the difference is between it and more sophisticated anti-virus protection.

Apple releases OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 with enormous security patch

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A comprehensive look at the security updates in iOS 5 and OS X Lion 10.7.2. In addition to new features for iOS users, many critical fixes are present.

Bizarre Apple Safari cookie bug perplexes users

Bizarre Apple Safari cookie bug perplexes users

For the past few weeks, it looks as though Safari on OS X 10.6.8 has not been handling website cookies correctly.

This is a worrying flaw. If you're on 10.6.8, why not report the bug to Apple to get it fixed?

Apple publishes big Safari security update - Lion status unclear

Apple publishes big Safari security update - Lion users included

Apple yesterday released an update for Safari 5.0.6 and 5.1 which includes a whole battery of security fixes.

If you calculate the magnitude of a security update by the CVE numbers listed, this one scores a 57.

Three free tips to better protect your iPhone

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iPhones and iPads are powerful computers - and need to be protected.

Mobile security expert Graham Lee offers some free security tips for iOS users.