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Another Day, Another Java Exploit
2013-03-01 20:52:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Almost as if on schedule, it´s been discovered yet another Java zero-day exploit is being used to attack computers. This exploit not only follows an extensive line of exploits just like it, it also follows a month riddled with a number of high-profile attacks against Twitter accounts and popular tech companies. If you haven't yet done so, this new attack should act as another reminder to completely disable Java from your...

2013-01-30 23:01:35

Rochester MI based [High Bit Security known nationwide for their comprehensive and thorough IT Security testing, posted the results of their 2012 testing, and the numbers aren´t good for US Businesses. Rochester MI (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 “In 2012 High Bit Security performed testing across multiple sectors,” said High Bit COO Adam Goslin. “It did not seem to matter what business the clients were in. Medical, Banking, Mortgage, E-Commerce, Software, Industrial...

New Malware Masked As Java Fix
2013-01-18 11:53:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s a story that simply refuses to stop unfolding. Oracle recently released a “fix” for Java 11´s headline-bursting security hole. Now, TrendLabs says they´ve discovered malware disguised as this fix, likely opening up even more people to zero-day exploits. Java has been blamed for numerous malware attacks, sending security experts and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to encourage all...

$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...


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