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Hasbro website keeps spreading malware says security firm

Buyer beware!

Security firm Barracuda says that toy and games website Hasbro.com has been spreading malware four times this year already, exploiting Java vulnerabilities.


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Don’t forget! Microsoft security patches will be issued later today

Later today, Tuesday 14 January, Microsoft will be releasing its first bunch of scheduled security patches for 2014.

And the good news is that it’s – by normal standards – not too huge, making life that little bit less arduous for IT teams and system administrators around the world.


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Oracle to release critical security fixes for hundreds of products (including Java) on Tuesday

Oracle says that it is strongly recommending that customers apply the patches “as soon as possible” because of “the threat posed by a successful attack.”


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Malware strikes thousands of Yahoo users via poisoned adverts

Thousands of visitors to the Yahoo website were attacked by malware, spread via poisoned adverts in recent days.


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Mikko Hypponen: “Who we’re fighting has completely changed in the last decade”

We’re still not safe with our computers, even with all the great improvements.

But – as Mikko Hypponen points out – at least we don’t see flights grounded and trains stopped by malware every other week, like we did in 2003.


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Latest Mac malware spies on infected computers. Bad news if you aren’t in China’s good books

Watering hole attack exploits Java vulnerabilities to infect and spy upon Mac computers.


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Beware! Fake CNN emails about USA bombing Syria spread malware

Malicious hackers have spammed out an attack designed to infect computers, disguised as a breaking news story about the United States bombing Syria.


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Hackers target Chinese supporters of the Dalai Lama, plant malware on Tibetan website

Stay away from the Chinese-language version of the Central Tibetan Administration’s website, it’s dropping spyware onto visiting computers.

Of course, it probably doesn’t take a genius to work out who would have the greatest motive for spying on Chinese supporters of the Dalai Lama…


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Hackers hit Lakeland with “sophisticated and sustained attack”, passwords reset

Kitchenware store Lakeland has emailed customers telling them that hackers managed to gain unauthorised access to its web systems and databases late last week.


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If you’re crazy enough to still be using Java, make sure to install the 40 new security vulnerability fixes today

Java is getting a bad name for security, so it’s no surprise that more and more people are keen to permanently remove it off their computers rather than risk being hit by a malware attack.


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Researchers claim to have found more zero-day vulnerabilities in Java

A security research team that has alerted Oracle to a series of security flaws in Java in the past, says that it has uncovered new zero-day vulnerabilities in the software.


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Microsoft admits it was also hit by hackers, malware infects their Mac business unit

Microsoft joins Facebook and Apple in the list of big companies who have suffered at the hands of malware-bearing hackers.


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Oracle, please stop sneakily foisting third-party toolbars on us with your Java updates

If you’re installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor’s sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn’t dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience.


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“Unless it is absolutely necessary to run Java in web browsers, disable it”, DHS-sponsored CERT team says

Can you really justify having Java installed on your main web browser any more? Even if you have installed the latest security patch?

It’s time to rip Java out of your browser for better security… unless you have a really good reason not to.


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Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website

Mac malware has been found on a website related to the Dalai Lama, capable of allowing hackers to steal files and spy on keystrokes.


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12 million iPhone and iPad device IDs hacked from the FBI, Anonymous claims

Hackers claim to have stolen a database of 12,367,232 Apple device IDs, and personal information such as full names, cellphone numbers, addresses and zipcodes belonging to iPhone and iPad users.

And where do they claim they stole this information? From an FBI laptop… via a Java vulnerability.


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