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Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins. The new updates, Java 7 Update 15 and Java 6 Update 41, address...
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

Firefox 10 Relieves Add-On Updating Pain

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Mozilla today patched eight vulnerabilities in Firefox as it shipped the latest iteration in its rapid release schedule....
Firefox 10 Relieves Add-On Updating Pain

Bug Bounty Hunters Reveal Eight Vulnerabilities in Google Services

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Security researchers unveiled eight vulnerabilities in Google services during the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Thursday -- but they claim to have......
Bug Bounty Hunters Reveal Eight Vulnerabilities in Google Services

Siemens software targeted by Stuxnet still full of holes

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Software made by Siemens and targeted by the Stuxnet malware is still full of other dangerous vulnerabilities, according to Russian researchers whose presentation at the Defcon security conference earlier this year was cancelled following a request from the company....
Siemens software targeted by Stuxnet still full of holes

Hacker gang touts unlimited supply of zero-day bugs

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The Elderwood gang specializes in finding and exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft's IE browser and Adobe's Flash Player....
Hacker gang touts unlimited supply of zero-day bugs
Amazon watcher Newvem starts charging to monitor your cloud
Serious vulnerability reportedly leaves Samsung Galaxy S III and other devices wide open to malware
We're going to blow up your boiler: Critical bug threatens hospital systems

Microsoft issues security patches for Flash vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer

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As promised, Microsoft is issuing a security patch for a Flash vulnerability on Windows 8 in Internet Explorer 10. Though the operating system has yet to see its official public release, researchers testing the RTM version found a bug that could cause Flash to crash and allow for attackers...
Microsoft issues security patches for Flash vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer

Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Zero-day Bug That Hackers Are Now Exploiting

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Microsoft Tuesday delivered six security updates to patch 11 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and several other products....
Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Zero-day Bug That Hackers Are Now Exploiting

The Dark Side Of The Internet: A Search Engine That Finds Unsecured Routers, Servers & A Whole Lot More

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Developed by John Matherly, Shodan is a search engine designed to help users find certain pieces of software, determine which applications are most popular, identify anonymous FTP servers, or investigate new vulnerabilities and what hosts they could infect. It also serves as a window into millions... Please visit Search Engine...
The Dark Side Of The Internet: A Search Engine That Finds Unsecured Routers, Servers & A Whole Lot More

Adobe confirms zero-day exploit bypasses Adobe Reader sandbox

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A recently found exploit that bypasses the sandbox anti-exploitation protection in Adobe Reader 10 and 11 is highly sophisticated and is probably part of an important cyberespionage operation, the head of the malware analysis team at antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab said. The exploit was discovered Tuesday by researchers from...
Adobe confirms zero-day exploit bypasses Adobe Reader sandbox

Tenable Network Security Creates A Gibson-esque Network Visualizer

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This video by Tenable Security is pretty wild. It shows a visualization of an office network. Using different colors and lines users can pin-point problem areas based on traffic and data being sent and received to each machine. The system lets you call out various aspects of the network...
Tenable Network Security Creates A Gibson-esque Network Visualizer

YouTube's Mobile Views Have Quadrupled In 18 Months (GOOG)

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YouTube executive Robert Kyncl said at a conference that views from mobile devices now account for a quarter of views on the Google-owned video site. "We're experiencing a massive consumer shift," Kyncl said at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. "Mobile has increased from 6% to 25% in last 18 months...
YouTube's Mobile Views Have Quadrupled In 18 Months (GOOG)

Software Exploits Dropped in 2011, IBM X-Force Says

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Cyber criminals must work harder to find and exploit new vulnerabilities, with better security during software development plus architectural improvements such as application sandboxing and swifter patching....
Software Exploits Dropped in 2011, IBM X-Force Says
New zero-day exploits in industrial software channel the ghost of Microsoft Bob

Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

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The emergency contacts (ICE) menu is proving to be a Pandora's Box of lock screen vulnerabilities on several Samsung Galaxy handsets. Users are finding ways to exploit this weak point and the latest flaw that's come to our attention employs the pop-up browser on the Note II as an...
Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)

The Steam URL protocol can be abused to exploit vulnerabilities in games, researchers say

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Attackers can abuse the way browsers and other applications handle steam:// protocol URLs in order to exploit serious vulnerabilities in the Steam client or games installed through the platform, according to researchers from startup vulnerability research and consultancy firm ReVuln....
The Steam URL protocol can be abused to exploit vulnerabilities in games, researchers say
Affordable brainwave sensors could make typed passwords obsolete

August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

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Happy Patch Tuesday everyone, it’s great to have you all back for our monthly post on the latest software fixes from Microsoft. Boring to some, and critical to others, Patch Tuesday is an important event as it’s the method by which Microsoft keeps the majority of the computing world safe....
August's Patch Tuesday brings 9 bulletins, fixes 27 vulnerabilities

Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

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Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon...
Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

Danish firm outlines two unpatched Safari vulnerabilities

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Is the release of information on unpatched software vulnerabilities justified when a breakdown in communication occurs between research and development firms? [Read more]...
Danish firm outlines two unpatched Safari vulnerabilities

Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

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Malware permeated the mobile ecosystem in 2011. The issue is not going away either. Smartphones have an unprecedented amount of personal data that malicious hackers are drooling to obtain. Everyday they are coming up with more sophisticated attacks and scheming ways on how to infiltrate that data trove in your...
Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

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Oracle released new Java security updates on Tuesday and announced plans to accelerate the release of future Java patches following recent attacks that have infected computers with malware by exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in Java browser plug-ins....
Oracle releases new Java fixes, speeds up patching cycle

Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

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Oracle knew since April about the existence of the two unpatched Java 7 vulnerabilities that are currently being exploited in malware attacks, according to Adam Gowdiak, the founder and CEO of Polish security firm Security Explorations....
Oracle knew about zero-day Java vulnerabilities for months, researcher says

Microsoft Patches Critical Drive-by IE9 Bug, Windows Zero-day

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Microsoft today patched 16 vulnerabilities, including one in Windows that's been exploited for weeks and two in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9)....
Microsoft Patches Critical Drive-by IE9 Bug, Windows Zero-day

Oracle finally releases first Java Developement Kits for Mac OS X

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When Apple confirmed in 2010 it would no longer be supporting Java for OS X  it announced shortly after an agreement with Oracle to include OS X support in future versions of its OpenJDK Project, providing Java SE 7 implementation on OS X. Over a year later Oracle has now...
Oracle finally releases first Java Developement Kits for Mac OS X

Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

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Microsoft on Thursday said it would ship six security updates next week, only one critical, to patch seven vulnerabilities in Windows and a pair of for-developers-only programs....
Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

GameReplays Invites Hackers to Probe Site Following Data Breach

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The owner of GameReplays.org has invited ethical hackers to probe the website for vulnerabilities after a recent compromise that resulted in 10,000 member......
GameReplays Invites Hackers to Probe Site Following Data Breach

Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Win7 than XP

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Microsoft today said it would deliver nine security updates next week, four of them critical, to patch 21 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, .Net and Silverlight....
Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Win7 than XP
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