Should you give Java the boot? The most recent Java vulnerability unveiled a host of weakness currently being exploited by malware distributors. Oracle just issued a fix for the Java vulnerabilities and protect against a new zero-day exploit that was spreading. But the fix still has a hole that allows attackers to exploit the Java virtual machine (JVM).
Apple has issued a Java security update tackles the CVE-2012-0547 bug but not the CVE-2012-4681 megabug currently stalking Java users.
So users boot Java out by uninstalling Java, or at minimum disable Java-related browser plugins.
Sony has warn users using Twitter feed and their official blog, not to turn on their PS3 when the clock goes from February 28 to March 1. The problem is only affecting the non-slim version of PS3.
- The date of the PS3 system may be re-set to Jan 1, 2000.
- When the user tries to sign-in to the PlayStation Network, the following message appears on the screen; “An error has occurred. You have been signed out of PlayStation Network (8001050F)”.
- When the user tries to launch a game, the following error message appears on the screen and the trophy data may disappear; “Failed to install trophies. Please exit your game.”
- When the user tries to set the time and date of the system via the Internet, the following message appears on the screen; “The current date and time could not be obtained. (8001050F)”
- Users are not able to playback certain rental video downloaded from the PlayStation Store before the expiration date.
Microsoft will fix 12 vulnerabilities including a critical hole in Internet Explorer that affects Windows 7 with 6 updates. The vulnerability apparently is not affecting IE 8. The updates will be out next week.
From Microsoft: The vulnerability exists as an invalid pointer reference of Internet Explorer. It is possible under certain conditions for a CSS/Style object to be accessed after the object is deleted. In a specially-crafted attack, Internet Explorer attempting to access a freed object can lead to running attacker-supplied code.
The guest account bug on Apple’s latest OS X update, Snow Leopard, will wipe your user account data if you use the guest account.
Apple said, We are aware of the issue, which occurs only in extremely rare cases, and we are working on a fix.
To avoid this bug, disable your guest account before upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard.
The Army invested $38 million to produce a bug-like robot from BAE Systems. You have seen these insectoids in Matrix, Minority Report and other countless Sci-fi movies and now it is for real. Check out the video.