Category Archives: Java

What is CryptoLocker Ransomware?

What is CryptoLocker? CryptoLocker is a new form of computer virus called “ransom-ware” that encrypts or “locks” files on a user’s computer and then attempts to extort money from the user in return for “unlocking” access to the users’ files. What does it do? CryptoLocker searches through a computer (and any attached networks or external […]

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On Java, Apple, Facebook, and New Critical Updates

This past year has not been a good one for Oracles Java platform. There have been numerous reports of security holes in Java that allows malicious users to infiltrate your computer, steal information, and install malware. Java has been disabled and re-enabled on Apple computers, and users are repeatedly told to install the latest updates […]

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Java Patch Available, OS X Re-Enabled

Java has released its latest version Java 7 Update 13 and Java 6 Update 39. This new update will close various security holes in previous versions of Java and will allow Mac users to continue to use Java on their computers. Update Java for Mac: http://java.com/en/download/apple.jsp Update Java for PC: http://java.com/en Select Free Java Download […]

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Apple Blocks Java in OS X (Updated)

UPDATE: Feburary 4, 2012 – Java Patch Available, OS X Re-Enabled Thursday, January 31, Apple blocked and disabled all versions of Java in OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later. This means you will not be able to run any applications or websites that require Java on your Mac. (This does not apply to JavaScript) […]

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Java 7 – Security Hole Patched – Update Now

Oracle has released a security patch (Java 7 Update 11) to close a dangerous Java 7 security hole discovered last week. If you have Java installed update NOW. To check if Java is installed go to Java.com and select “Do I have Java.” If you do not have Java installed you do not need to […]

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Java 7 – Dangerous Security Hole Found (Updated)

Update January 14, 2013 Oracle has released a patch (Java 7 Update 11) to close this security hole. Instructions on how to download the patch here. January 11, 2013 US-CERT has released a security advisory warning users about a dangerous Java 7 (and previous version) security hole that would allow an attacker to compromise a […]

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Update Java – Critical Security Vulnerability

SecureNU recommends Mac and Windows users update Java on your computer (this is different from javascript used for your web browser). Security holes were discovered in Java that allows an attacker to take over your computer. Oracle has released a security update to close this hole. Don’t know if you have Java? Go to Java.com […]

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