Oracle patches a hole in Java 7 that allowed hackers to hijack computers for botnets. The fix comes after a warning from the Department of Homeland Security.
This is a I-screwed-up post. And it’s a clear-the-air post.
In addition, VentureBeat has discovered, Authentec has discontinued both the original security software and its replacement … and deleted the evidence from its website (though not from Google’s cache).
A new vulnerability in Java 7 may let hackers attack Apple computers, bringing back memories of the recent Flashback trojan that may have been stealing up to $10,000 a day in ad revenue.
Microsoft has confirmed the existence of an SMS denial-of-service exploit for Windows Phone that can reboot devices and kill access to messaging functionality.
A teenage prank on Twitter turned into the hack heard round the world Tuesday — and VentureBeat now has the story behind it. Through an exclusive interview with the two New Zealand kids whose code spread around the world in minutes, we learned exactly how idle mischief from down under turned the fast-growing microblogging site upside-down.