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Google acknowledges Android security issue that led to Bitcoin theft

Google acknowledges Android security issue that led to Bitcoin theft

Earlier this month, it surfaced that Bitcoin wallets based on Android were vulnerable to being robbed, something Bitcoin.org warned users about in a security advisory. In the advisory, the organization stated that the problem originated from a security issue regarding the randomly-generated secure numbers, and it was the fault of Android, meaning a wallet created with any app was vulnerable. Google has acknowledged this problem, explaining the cause in a write up over on the Android blogspot.

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Google Glass developers make Mirror API simple with Cat Facts

Google Glass developers make Mirror API simple with Cat Facts

Google's 2013 developer conference this year didn't give immediate attention to Glass, at least not at its one and only keynote address - but behind the scenes, development ran deep. Speaking together at a developer chat session centered on "Building Glassware" with what the company calls its Google Mirror API, Jenny Murphy and Alain Vongsouvanh made the case for the future.

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RuneScape 3 drops Java in favor of HTML5

RuneScape 3 drops Java in favor of HTML5

Jagex, the developers of the infamous web-browser MMORPG RuneScape, has decided that it's time to put Java away and welcome in HTML5. The game developer knew that in order for the next sequel of RuneScape, RuneScape 3, to be successful, it needed to transition into a new engine. It considered Adobe Flash, but Flash didn't enough power to run the game, and it thought of Microsoft Silverlight, but Silverlight is limited only to Internet Explorer.

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Oracle rolls out patch for Java vulnerabilities, Apple responds with update

Oracle rolls out patch for Java vulnerabilities, Apple responds with update

Another day, another Java security alert. In this case, Oracle has released Security Alert CVE-2013-1493, which highlights two vulnerabilities that are particular to Java in browsers. The patch for these issues was originally slated for release in April as part of Oracle's Critical Patch Update for Java SE. Because the vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild, however, the company has elected to push out the updates now.

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Java zero-day exploit strikes again

Java zero-day exploit strikes again

The Java zero-day exploit has been making the rounds lately, hitting both Facebook and Apple just recently. However, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in the most recent versions of Java 6 and Java 7 has been discovered, and it allows attackers to install malicious software on vulnerable PCs, specifically a new "McRat" trojan.

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Update Java warns Apple after Mac hack

Update Java warns Apple after Mac hack

Apple has pushed out a new Java update to address the malware loophole that saw hackers attempt to extract data from the company, stripping out the Apple-provided browser plugin in the process. The update, which follows Apple's confirmation that a "small number" of its systems had been compromised by an unknown hacking group, basically removes the Java applet plugin from all browsers on an OS X 10.7+ machine.

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Facebook security reveals zero-day Java attack

Facebook security reveals zero-day Java attack

It's never good when you have to make an official report to the public about a hacker attack your multi-billion dollar social network has had. That's what's happened this week as Facebook's Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan lets it be known that several engineers on staff with Facebook had been the subject of a zero-day Java exploit. The good news is that no customer data was exposed (that's your stuff), the bad news is that Facebook wasn't the only company targeted by this attack.

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