Security firm Barracuda says that toy and games website Hasbro.com has been spreading malware four times this year already, exploiting Java vulnerabilities.
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.
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.”
Thousands of visitors to the Yahoo website were attacked by malware, spread via poisoned adverts in recent days.
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.
Watering hole attack exploits Java vulnerabilities to infect and spy upon Mac computers.
Malicious hackers have spammed out an attack designed to infect computers, disguised as a breaking news story about the United States bombing Syria.
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…
Kitchenware store Lakeland has emailed customers telling them that hackers managed to gain unauthorised access to its web systems and databases late last week.
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.
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.
Microsoft joins Facebook and Apple in the list of big companies who have suffered at the hands of malware-bearing hackers.
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.
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.
Mac malware has been found on a website related to the Dalai Lama, capable of allowing hackers to steal files and spy on keystrokes.
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.