Archive for May 4, 2012
Internet Explorer associated with an exploit? Color us shocked. Facetiousness aside, it's seriously about time you switched over to Chrome or Firefox (as a mitigation tool; not a foolproof solution), and if you're a desktop user relying on Flash Player, well... it's about time you updated that, too. Adobe has just released a security update for Flash Player 126.96.36.199 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. We're told that these updates "address an object confusion vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." Adobe specifically mentions an exploit that targets Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows, where a user is duped into clicking on a malicious file delivered in an email message. Hit up the source link for more information on getting your system out of The Danger Zone. Which, conveniently, can be looped as you update with a click after the break.
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Globe and Mail
Oracle-Google jury reaches verdict on all but one Java copyright question
By Jon Brodkin | Published May 4, 2012 3:59 PM The jury in the Oracle/Google Java copyright case has ruled on three of the four questions it must answer, but a verdict has not been revealed because the presiding judge has sent jurors back to deliberate ...
Partial verdict in Oracle lawsuit against Google
Jury retires for weekend in deadlock in Oracle-v-Google verdict
Oracle-Google jury told to keep deliberating in trial over Java
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