IBM said the feature is unique to Trusteer, its endpoint protection software that guards against advanced malware attacks.
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Cupertino recently updated a security component for OS X. However, company's recommended best practice is still to disable Java in Safari.
COBOL apps for IBM System z mainframes should see improved performance following the latest release of IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS.
Apple has offered a Java fix for users of one of its older OS X operating systems.
Java web plugins get the boot from OS X for a second time in a month.
Oracle has released a security update to Java on the OS X that's recommended for all users, but it doesn't mean that it's totally secure, either.
The same Java vulnerability used in the infamous Flashback malware is now being used as an attack vector for a single piece of malware that can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.
Oracle has released its first versions of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX software development kit for the Mac OS X operating system.JavaFX 2.
According to fresh warnings by security vendor Intego, another Java vulnerability is attacking Macs that haven't been patched with Apple's Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7, released earlier this month. Meanwhile, the security analysts warned that many copies of older versions of MS Word haven't been patched and are being infected.
A second variant of the Mac OS X Trojan referred to as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a or SX/Sabpab-A is exploiting a Microsoft Word security hole, not the usual Java vulnerabilities used before.
In its ongoing battle against the widespread Flashback malware attack, Apple has released a standalone removal tool. The utility is available only for users of the most recent version of OS X who have chosen not to install Java.
A new Mac OS X Trojan referred to as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a or SX/Sabpab-A is also exploiting Java vulnerabilities in a way that requires no user interaction. It is being used in targeted attacks.
According to a tweet posted by Aleks Gostev, 50% of the visitors to their newly launched Flashback information site, are still running outdated versions of Java.
As OS vendors get better about patching their own flaws, malware authors are increasingly turning to third-party code to get their dirty work done, and Java is high on the list. It's easy to say, "Just don't use Java," but what if a program you use requires it? I've got a list of problem apps and solutions.
Most modern Macs have Java installed, so they could be vulnerable to the Flashback. While Apple posted a security fix for Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, there are many millions of Macs running older software. Still there's an easy way to prevent a Java drive-by attack, besides pulling the plug.
Apple has released patches for OS X to tackle a threat posed by the Flashback malware, which uses Java to infect computers
Apple has quietly released Java patches for OS X after users were left vulnerable to Flashback malware that had security experts so worried they recommended ditching Java.
Before Windows 3.0, Microsoft worked with IBM on another, now largely forgotten, operating system: OS/2.
If a Mac OS X user visits a web page, and their Java is not up to date, the malware infection will occur without their intervention.
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