Don’t yank Java so fast, says expert

A lot of IT security professionals are trying to lower their consumption of java, and not necessarily coffee. In the face of ever-increasing Java exploits -- some 60 were discovered last year alone --

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The ten skills to look for when you hire for the cloud

The cloud computing steamroller continues to roll along. As part of its 2014 IT forecast, TEKsystems surveyed around 900 Canadian and U.S. IT managers at organizations of varying size and found that 59

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

eBay’s security headaches keep piling up

The story about the massive cyber attack that may have compromised as many as 145 million eBay accounts a few months ago – but that was revealed by the online retailer only last

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Java exploits biggest menace for 2013: Report

Four of the top five most targeted vulnerabilities for the first half of the year were found in the Java development platform, according to a recent report by computer security firm F-Secure Corp.

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Majority of enterprise PCs open to Java exploits

The vast majority of enterprise computers are susceptible to new Java exploits because these machines are still running older versions of the popular general-purpose, object-oriented computer programming language, according to computer security software

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Computer scientists against Oracle in Java API suit

  One of the reasons why people watch Judge Judy and her colleagues regularly is that Americans have so much fun in court.Last year it was Samsung and Apple, this year it appears

Published on: May 31st, 2013 Howard Solomon

News briefs April 17, 2013

In a bid to get ahead of a long list of vulnerabilities in Java, Oracle Corp. has released a new version that fixes 42 weaknesses in the plug-in for browsers.Java SE 7u21 also

Published on: April 17th, 2013 Howard Solomon

U.S. says Java should be disabled

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged computer users to disable Java plug-ins in their browsers due to a major vulnerability. The department's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has issued a notice asking "users

Published on: January 11th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Java developers unfazed about security

In recent months there's been a increase in news reports about Java-related exploits. However, in this report from ComputerWorld U.S., a number of developers at this week's JavaOne conference in San Francisco expressed

Published on: October 4th, 2012 Howard Solomon