Oracle released emergency patches for Java on Monday to address two critical vulnerabilities, one of which is actively being exploited by hackers in targeted attacks. The vulnerabilities, identified as CVE-2013-1493 and CVE-2013-0809, are located in the 2D component of Java and received the highest possible impact score from Oracle. “These vulnerabilities may be remotely...
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In a look at the number of vulnerabilities recorded over 25 years in software products and open source, a researcher at Sourcefire has determined that Microsoft Windows XP and the Mozilla Firefox browser stand out as the two with the largest number of high-severity vulnerabilities. Windows XP has had 453 while Firefox has had 433 vulnerabilities rated high and critical...
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After 12 years of radio silence since the release of 2000's "A Spectrum of Infinite Scale", sci-fi surf rockers Man or Astroman? are back with a new full-length album, "Defcon 5...4...3...
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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 five additional vulnerabilities that couldn't be included...
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Adobe Systems said it will release patches for two critical vulnerabilities disclosed last week that are actively being used by attackers. The company said on Saturday the patches will be released sometime this week. Both vulnerabilities can be exploited if a user can be tricked into opening a malicious PDF, which is usually sent to targeted victims by email. The latest...
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Huawei is known for building thin smartphones and it looks like the company has done it again. The specifications and images of Huawei P6-U06 have been leaked online and if the info is indeed legit the device might be the world's thinnest smartphone. Huawei P6-U06 has already got the stamp of approval from the Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center in China. The...
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Huawei has just announced its new A199 model with 5.0-inch 720p IPS display and powered by Huawei's own K3V2 chipset featuring a quad-core 1.5GHz processor. Huawei A199 is a China Telecom exclusive and comes with dual-SIM support and is capable of dual GSM/CDMA standby. Note that 3G connectivity is available only in CDMA mode. Huawei A199 The rest of the A199 specs include...
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HICKORY, N.C. — Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club member Art Carney and others will demonstrate the use of various routers and bits at the club’s Feb. 23 meeting.
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U.S companies and government agencies can learn from the large-scale disruptions that have simultaneously hit several banks and media outlets in South Korea in the last 24 hours. Early analyses by security firms suggest that the attacks were carried out using previously known vulnerabilities and exploits. So while considerable attention is being paid to whether or not...
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Windows 8 and Windows RT are subject to critical vulnerabilities that will be addressed on Microsoft's Patch Tuesday next week, both by virtue of supporting Internet Explorer 10. The bulletin for the vulnerabilities addresses similar problems in all versions of Internet Explorer from IE6 through IE10. That means affected operating systems include XP, Vista, Windows 7, and...
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