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Oracle Says Java Fix Coming Soon
2013-01-13 08:53:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universse Online A vulnerability in Java that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with malware will be patched in the near future, the company that developed the software has announced. According to Jim Finkle of Reuters, Redwood City, California-based Oracle Corporation released a statement late Friday night that said a fix for the exploit would be “available shortly.” That announcement came one day after the US...

Hackers Can Get Into Your Smart TV
2012-12-13 06:46:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Samsung Smart TVs connected to the Internet are vulnerable to exploits by remote hackers, security researchers said on Wednesday. Luigi Auriemma, a researcher with Malta-based security firm ReVuln, uncovered the vulnerability, which exists in most Samsung models but particularly the Samsung TV LED 3D. The flaw makes it easy for hackers to locate the television´s IP address on the Internet, which can then be used to...

2012-09-08 07:26:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The group which unleashed the Hydraq or Aurora Trojan horse against Google and 34 other companies in 2009 has also been linked to attacks that have compromised systems at defense contractors, human rights organizations, and other groups, according to one computer security firm. In a report released on Friday, Symantec officials revealed that they had been monitoring the group's activities and discovered that they had used "a...

2012-08-31 21:40:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this week, a zero-day flaw vulnerability in Java was discovered, making both Mac and Windows machines vulnerable to drive-by attacks as they surfed the web. When it was first discovered, this flaw was being used to attack a Chinese web server and not much else. Many members of the hacking and security community got a hold of this Java exploit, however, making its use increasingly widespread. Not long after, the exploit...

Chrome Browser Hit Hard In Hacker Competition
2012-03-10 04:00:53

UPDATED: Firefox was not compromised in last year´s contest, as confirmed in this blog post. Many thanks to the Mozilla Team for bring this to our attention. ------------- At the 2011 CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest, Google Chrome was the one of the browsers that challengers could not break into. Fast forward to the 2012 challenge, and Chrome was the first to fall, thanks to a team of French hackers who found a previously unknown vulnerability in the software. VUPEN, a...

2011-07-12 00:00:56

Security Industry Leader Releases New Version of Retina Vulnerability Scanner with Exploit Identification and Right-click Metasploit Integration Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 eEye Digital Security, a provider of IT security and unified vulnerability management solutions, today announced that the latest release of its Retina Network Security Scanner, as well as the corresponding free version of the product, Retina Community, will both now include exploit identification and right-click...

2011-01-05 06:35:00

Just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for a computer bug, Microsoft confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in its Windows browser that could pick it up, but did say a patch for the bug was under construction for its next update. Microsoft said Tuesday that it would not issue an emergency update for the bug, however. The patch will not be available until January 11. "Microsoft already has an outstanding zero-day in IE, a WMI active X control bug that Secunia issued a warning...

2010-12-15 00:00:44

IT Security industry leader eEye Digital Security hosts popular online session. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2010 eEye Digital Security, a leading provider of IT security vulnerability management solutions, today announced its upcoming Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) will comprehensively address the largest Patch Tuesday to-date, in which Microsoft will issue 17 Security Bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities. Notably, two of the vulnerabilities are rated "Critical," 14 are rated...

2010-11-25 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today, China's leading network security services provider, Qihoo 360, released an emergency network security warning, claiming that it has first discovered an Exploit Code of an 18-year latent high-risk 0day vulnerability that affects all Windows versions. This vulnerability named as "elder" is very likely to confront worldwide computer users with a new round of malicious attacks. However, netizens on the Chinese Mainland do not need to worry...

2010-11-17 00:01:11

Security industry leader expands integration capabilities of its Retina Unified Vulnerability Management solution Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 16, 2010 eEye Digital Security, a leading provider of IT security vulnerability management solutions, today announced that its Retina Unified Vulnerability Management solution integrates with Metasploit for penetration testing. With the new Retina integration, eEye customers are given another option for integrated penetration testing, in addition to...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'