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Oracle releases emergency patches for Java

Oracle has released a sizable number of patches for Java to address 50 vulnerabilities affecting both the browser versions as well as the server. The “Critical Patch Update February 2013” (CPU) for Java had been scheduled for February 19th, but due to one of the vulnerabilities being […]

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HHS announces first HIPAA breach settlement involving less than 500 patients

Hospice of North Idaho settles HIPAA security case for $50,000 The Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) $50,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule.

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UPnP to be the next mega-exploit?

The Department of Homeland Security urged computer users on Tuesday to disable a common networking technology feature, after researchers warned that hackers could exploit flaws to gain access to tens of millions of vulnerable devices. The U.S. government’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team, on its website, advised consumers […]

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Seriously… not another Java zero-day attack?

I’m not kidding. Heck, I might even be wrong. But it appears as though the administrator of a hacker forum has sold weaponized and full source code versions of the new zero-day exploit. There are reasons for doubt, however. According to Brian Krebs, the exploit was purportedly […]

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Why did I get a virus?!

For crying out loud… How did this happen? You’re just surfing along, minding your own business and BAM – some bogus-looking thing pops up claiming you have 300 infected files and you need to pay $70 to get your computer cleaned. Or, like my elderly neighbor over […]

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Are you using Postini? It’s time to make other plans

Are you a Postini user? Postini is an email security platform that was gobbled up by Google a few years ago. Google Apps email users have enjoyed the spam and virus protection ever since, as have many clients who leveraged the Postini tools to cleanse their incoming […]

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Java 6 support to end in February 2013

Oracle has announced that the end-of-life (EOL) of Java SE 6 has been moved from November 2012 to February 2013. This is to give organizations small and large more time to transition to Java SE 7. This is the second EOL extension given to Java SE 6, […]

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