University of Sussex student Simon Bell has reverse-engineered the Android Simplocker (Simplelocker) ransomware, and has created a Java program that can be converted into an Android app to decrypt the files encrypted by the malware.
Polish security start-up Security Explorations has publicly released technical details and Proof-of-Concept code for 30 security vulnerabilities they found in Oracle Java Cloud Service, which allows customers to deploy their Java applications on WebLogic server clusters.
Oracle has released Java Standard Edition (SE) 8, Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8.
Private messages delivering what seems to be an image are spreading like wildfire on Facebook, as the file in question triggers the download of a Trojan that compromises the victims' computer and Facebook account to spread the malware further.
When compared with the numbers from the previous year, 2013 has seen an increase in reported security vulnerabilities and, what's more, the number of critical vulnerabilities has also risen - although it's considerably smaller than in 2009.
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