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For second time in a month, Apple blacklists Java Web plugin
How to pirate Windows 8 Metro apps, bypass in-app purchases, and more

Apple Releases Second Update to Java in Two Days

www.macrumors.com
Apple has released its second update in two days to the OS X implementation of Java. The first update closed a vulnerability that has led to the infection of 600,000 Macs via a trojan horse. The infections have received increased media attention in the past day, including a splashed headline...
Apple Releases Second Update to Java in Two Days
Google disables provisioning of prepaid cards on Google Wallet, says service is safer than plastic cards
Linus Torvalds says "f--k you" to NVIDIA

Would you give the government remote control over your router?

arstechnica.com
Researchers want to use your wireless router to improve wireless communication abilities of emergency responders. adam. Well-meaning proposals sometimes have a way of raising troubling questions. Case in point: A team of wireless researchers in Germany proposed a way to improve the communications abilities of first responders, the brave...
Would you give the government remote control over your router?
Researchers Say They've Figured Out How To Hack Your iPhone Using A Charging Cord

Mozilla releases Firefox 16.0.1 to address four vulnerabilities

www.pcworld.com
Mozilla released Firefox 16.0.1 on Thursday in order to fix a publicly disclosed vulnerability and three other security flaws identified after the release of Firefox 16. Mozilla pulled down Firefox 16 from its website on Wednesday, one day after its release, because of a vulnerability that potentially allowed malicious...
Mozilla releases Firefox 16.0.1 to address four vulnerabilities

Carpooling Marketplace BlaBlaCar Reaches 3 Million Members, Rides Into Germany

techcrunch.com
Well, it looks like the carpooling race in Europe continues. BlaBlaCar, the European carpooling marketplace and competitor to Carpooling.com, has announced that it’s reached the milestone of 3 million members, almost double from this time last year. It’s also expanding to Germany, giving testimony to being a truly pan-European player....
Carpooling Marketplace BlaBlaCar Reaches 3 Million Members, Rides Into Germany

ZTE partnering with Intrepidus to secure future smartphones

www.engadget.com
ZTE is building up quite a name for itself here in the US and as its market share grows, so too do the concerns about the company and its wares. Though the Chinese manufacturer isn't saying as much, its new partnership with Intrepidus feels partially like an effort to...
ZTE partnering with Intrepidus to secure future smartphones

Android’s Bouncer malware protection is asleep at the job, researchers say

venturebeat.com
In response to a slew of malware-infected apps on the Android Market, Google introduced Bouncer as a security mechanism to keep naughty apps at bay. But according to research from two security experts, Bouncer can easily be tricked to allow malicious apps onto Google Play (formerly the Android Market)....
Android’s Bouncer malware protection is asleep at the job, researchers say

Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

thenextweb.com
Supporters of legalizing unlocking cell phones are closer to getting their petition heard from the White House. With three days left, organizers need to gather just under 12,000 signatures in order to meet the 100,000 minimum as established by the Obama administration’s “We the People” system. The petition that supporters...
Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House
First man in Japan to face criminal charges for selling DS flash cards

Dutch security researchers hack Apple iPhone 4S by exploiting Safari in iOS 5 and iOS 6

thenextweb.com
The Samsung Galaxy S 3 wasn’t the only device to fall to hackers in Amsterdam today. The Mobile Pwn2Own contest at the EuSecWest Conference had another big winner: a Dutch team from Certified Secure that took down the iPhone 4S on Wednesday by exploiting the Safari mobile browser, according to...
Dutch security researchers hack Apple iPhone 4S by exploiting Safari in iOS 5 and iOS 6

Vupen security researchers finger Windows 8 holes

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Vupen, a security company in the business of selling zero-day vulnerabilities, said it has found a way to bypass security mechanisms on Windows 8 and execute code via a Web page. Vupen Chief Executive Chaouki Bekrar said in an email Friday that the company's researchers had found "multiple vulnerabilities"...
Vupen security researchers finger Windows 8 holes
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