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$5000 Buys New Java Zero-Day Exploit
2013-01-16 19:08:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Not even 24 hours after Oracle released a fix for the latest in a string of Java exploits, cyber criminals are already reportedly selling a completely different zero-day Java exploit. The most recent fix for Java 7 was meant to patch a security hole that had become so well known, exploits were being packaged and sold in cybercrime “toolkits.” According to Krebs on Security, one cyber criminal in the...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability Under Investigation By Microsoft
2012-12-31 11:20:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Those who use an older version of Microsoft´s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser may finally have their excuse to upgrade — or simply switch to another browser altogether. According to a recent Security Advisory, Microsoft is now looking into reports claiming that Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8 are leaving the computers which run them vulnerable to zero-day attacks. Though they are still investigating these...

2013 Cyber Threat Forecast
2012-11-14 20:56:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Every cloud may have a silver lining the saying goes, but there will likely be no such silver lining for the future of cloud computing, which tops the list of serious computer security threats for 2013. On Wednesday, the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) released the Georgia Tech Emerging Cyber Threats Report for 2013 at the Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit, a gathering...

Windows 8 Security Patch Available November 13
2012-11-12 10:18:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online By now it should be very well understood: Any computing device navigating the vast expanses of the Internet without some sort of protection, native or otherwise, runs the risk of becoming compromised or contaminated. Now that Windows 8 has spent a few weeks out in the world as a final, finished product, researchers are beginning to report on its security measures while Microsoft prepares to release the OS´s very first...

Java Flaws Mount Up
2012-09-26 13:19:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you disabled or removed Java yet? In what´s becoming a bit of a broken record of a story, researchers have found yet another flaw in Java which allows hackers to completely bypass security measures built in to the software. What´s worse, this new flaw affects the last 8 years´ worth of Oracle´s Java software, versions 5 through 7, placing more than one billion users in danger of an attack. When...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability To Be Patched Friday
2012-09-20 12:43:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this week, it was discovered that 4 out of every 10 Americans were vulnerable to a dangerous zero-day exploit found in Microsoft´s Internet Explorer. These attacks stemmed from the same group of malware which was used to exploit a Java vulnerability in Macs late last month. Users were in danger of “drive-by” attacks as they casually surfed the web. If these users happened to visit a site which...

Internet Explorer Zero-day Vulnerability
2012-09-18 11:14:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Microsoft was, no doubt, riding high after discovering and attacking a botnet which was composed of computers that were infected in the supply chain, even before users could click on a spammy link. Yet, for every piece of malware discovered and every botnet dismantled, it can seem like 5 more pop up in their place. On Monday, another zero-day bug was reported in Internet Explorer with a pretty shocking statistic: 4 out of...

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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...

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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...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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