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Oracle Pushes Java Fix: Patch It or Pitch It 0

Oracle Pushes Java Fix: Patch It or Pitch It

Oracle has shipped an update for its Java software that fixes at least eight critical security holes. If you have an affirmative use for Java, please update to the latest version; if you’re not sure why you have Java installed, it’s high time to remove the program once and for all. According to Oracle’s release notes , seven of the eight vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication — meaning they could be exploited over a network by malware or miscreants without the need for a username and password.

IRS Releases Tenth Security Tip 0

IRS Releases Tenth Security Tip

Original release date: January 25, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the tenth in a series of tips intended to help the public protect personal and financial data online and at home. This tip describes steps tax preparers can take to protect sensitive information. Recommendations include conducting a full scan of all computer drives and files, making sure that tax preparers’ security software updates automatically, and using robust security software that helps block malware and viruses

Apple Releases Security Update for tvOS 0

Apple Releases Security Update for tvOS

Original release date: January 25, 2016 Apple has released a security update for tvOS to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

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Firefox Certificate Security Breaks Vendor Security – Daily Security Byte EP. 198

Mozilla got serious about security early this new year by banning potentially weak certificates created using the SHA-1 hashing function. Unfortunately, many security vendors still use SHA-1, so this browser update broke some things. If you’ve been affected by the Firefox changes, or are concerned with our products stance on SHA-1 certificates, watch today’s video.

hashcat and oclHashcat are now open source, (Mon, Dec 7th) 0

hashcat and oclHashcat are now open source, (Mon, Dec 7th)

For those of you in the pentesting world,atom, the principal developer of hashcat and oclHashcat has announced that they are going to be released to open source . In the release he reveals a number of good reasons why it makes sense to do this at this time, but the biggest one being to permit advancement in the bitslicedDES GPU kernels. Essentially in order to take full advantage of the bitsliced GPU capabilities requires recompilation of the kernel at run time, and this requires the source code to hashcat be available.

Oracle, LifeLock Settle FTC Deception Charges 0

Oracle, LifeLock Settle FTC Deception Charges

The U .S. Federal Trade Commission this past week announced it reached settlements with software giant Oracle and identity protection firm LifeLock over separate charges of allegedly deceiving users and customers about security. LifeLock agreed to pay $100 million for violating a 2010 promise to cease deceptive advertising practices