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Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Java updater to stop pushing Ask Toolbar, will foist Yahoo search on you instead

Oracle's Java, infamous in the past for bundling the Ask Toolbar as part of its install and update processes, is ditching Ask in favour of Yahoo's search engine.

SCADA programmers? It's time for security by default! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 60-second security video.

Enjoy the news in just one minute...

SSCC 182 - What would the Pirate Party do? [PODCAST]

This week's episode of our quarter-hour security podcast.

Entertaining as well as accurate and educational - why not give it a listen?

Big bag of fixes: Oracle's Critical Patches for Jan 2015 close 160 holes, 93 remotely exploitable

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Big bag of fixes!

Oracle's Critical Patches for Jan 2015 fix 160 holes in 48 products, with 93 of those vulnerabilities remotely exploitable.

HTML5 goes officially live - now you really CAN say goodbye to Java in your browser!

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Of the 21.5 years that the WWW has been going strong, 15 have been spent getting from HTML 4 to HTML5.

That's quite a journey!

Paul Ducklin takes look at where we are now...

Patch Tuesday for October 2014 - bigger than usual as Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle align

Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft patches are all arriving together on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Paul Ducklin looks at what to expect...

Oracle's "Patch Tuesday" brings 113 patches across 13 product families

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Oracle's July 2014 security patches are out, and there's a ton of them.

Literally and figuratively...

SSCC 155 - cybercrime bust, cloud laws, phishing and malware back from extinction [PODCAST]

In this episode, Sophos experts John Shier and Paul Ducklin tackle the week's interesting security stories.

John and Duck get stuck into: a high-profile cybercrime arrest; how mainstream brands help phishers; and why macro malware is making a comeback.

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, July 2014 - Adobe fixes "Rosetta", plus a new risky file type on Windows...

Patch Tuesday for July 2014 is just behind us in the case of Microsoft and Adobe, and just ahead of us in the case of Oracle.

Paul Ducklin tells you what you need to know...

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

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It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

No Heartbleed holes in Java, but here comes a sea of patches anyway

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Oracle's quarterly Patch Tuesday updates are out.

Java gets 37 fixes, 35 of them what Oracle calls "Remote Exploit without Authentication".

The silver lining? No Heartbleed bug in Java Standard Edition...

SSCC 139 - PWN2OWN, browser updates, Target alerts, PCI DSS and phishing [PODCAST]

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Is a browser less secure if more people like to hack it? Is it OK to ignore alerts simply because you get too many? Do you back yourself to spot every single phish? And just how smart is the Google Play Store?

Chester and Duck dissect these issues with their usual style in this week's Chet Chat podcast...

Browsers pwned, Korean megabreach, hackers phoiled, and Chet Chat turns 4! [VIDEO]

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Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?

Find out in 60 Second Security...

PWN2OWN Day Two - Chrome and Safari join the losers

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Here are the PWN2OWN results from Day Two, and an overview of the final payouts.

Chrome and Safari didn't get picked for Day One, but both of them were pwned on Day Two - twice for Chrome and once for Safari....

PWN2OWN Day One - Reader, IE, Flash and Firefox felled, Java left standing

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PWN2OWN Day One results are in!

The target that sounded easiest - Oracle Java, with prize money less than a third of the supposedly much tougher IE 11 - was the only one left standing at the end of the first half...

SSCC 134 - Patching, foisting, hacking and obfuscating [PODCAST]

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Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.

Join the dynamic duo as they turn the latest news into a quarter-hour podcast that is informative, entertaining and educational.

Misleading advertisements lead to hijacked browser settings

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Advertisements don't have a great track record for safety and we are beginning to see more frequent abuse of search and mobile ads to deliver unwanted addons purporting to be legitimate tools. Be careful where you click and closely scrutinize software options before installation.

PWN2OWN 2014 - Find the "exploit unicorn" and win $150,000

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It's called PWN2OWN because if you successfully pwn, or hack into, the competition laptop, you own it *literally* - you get to take it home with you.

But there's also $645,000 in cash up for grabs, including a Grand Prize for finding, wait for it, an "exploit unicorn"...

Oracle and Java, Apple and the FTC, Google and privacy - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why was this month's Java update a "must patch"? Should in-app purchases be allowed to target children? Is it a good idea to give Google control of your home?

Find out in 60 Second Security for 18 Jan 2014