Apple says a “small number” of computers on its Cupertino campus were attacked by hackers, according to a series of tweets from Reuters. The hack appears to exploit the same Java vulnerability that recently compromised computers at Facebook. “There is no evidence that any data left Apple,” the company reportedly said.
Mozilla engineers plan to disable Java, Adobe Reader, and Microsoft Silverlight capabilities in their flagship Firefox browser in a move aimed at improving security and performance.
As Adam Martin noted in a blog post last week, there is an increase in a form of malware called “Ransomware”. The malware basically locks your computer on a screen with a FBI logo and basically asks you to pay a fee/ransom to unlock your computer. Here is WLTX’s feature story last night on Ransomware.
Today we saw a computer with Ransomware. It is likely that it was installed through the recent JAVA exploit. Ransomware is malware installed through a Trojan virus that takes control of your computer. All the user has to do is visit an infected website that takes advantage of the JAVA exploit. It’s important to keep […]
Late Friday afternoon, it was announced that there was a new malware Trojan that exploited a vulnerability in Java through version 7.10. The flaw potentially allows hackers to break into users’ computers via their web browsers from hacked web sites and install malware. Java came out with a new update, 7.11, over the weekend to […]