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February 22, 2013

How To Disable Java In Your Web Browser

With many of the recent security breaches as of late being due to people having Java enabled in their web browsers, we created a step by step tutorial on how to disable Java in your web browser.  Follow our instructions below or watch the video above to learn how to disable Java in Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

Chrome In the Chrome address bar (OmniBox), type about:plugins. Under the Plug-ins section, find the Java applet Plug-in or Java(TM) and click on Disable. Close and restart the browser to enable the [...]
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February 20, 2013

iPhoneDevSDK Site Hack Led To The Apple and Facebook Attacks

Yesterday, we reported that a site called iPhoneDevSDK was responsible for infecting Apple and Facebook employees computers which led to the companies networks being infiltrated by hackers. Now, iPhoneDevSDK owner Ian Sefferman has shared some information in a blog post about how the Apple and Facebook employees computers were compromised, and what the site is doing to fix the problem and vulnerability.

What we’ve learned is that it appears a single administrator account was compromised. The hackers used this account to modify [...]

 
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February 19, 2013

Apple and Facebook Hacked by the Same Website: iPhoneDevSDK

Apple announced today that a number of systems inside the company were infected with malware that made use of a Java vulnerability inside some Web browsers. Just days ago, Facebook made a similar claim; that last month, internal computers had been targeted and infiltrated as a result of a similar vulnerability.

As it turns out, these attacks came as a result of employees using their computers to visit the same website: an iPhone development forum called iPhoneDevSDK. For your safety, we have not linked to the website, and we [...]

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January 14, 2013

Oracle Releases Emergency Java Update to Fix Vulnerabilities

Oracle released an emergency software update to fix its Java software from vulnerabilities days after security experts and the Department of Homeland Security recommended users disable the software due to hacking concerns.  Some experts say, however, that the patch doesn’t fix the problem and that bugs remain.

The update, available on Oracle’s Web site, fixes two vulnerabilities in Oracle’s version of Java 7 for Web browsers that has enabled hackers to install malicious software on PCs.  Oracle said in its [...]

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