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January 11, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Dept. of Homeland Security Tells Computer Users to Disable Widely Used Java

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Update: Oracle has released a patch to address the security problems with Java. But the Department of Homeland Security Cybercommunication and Security Office (CERT) is still recommending that users disable the program altogether. Original post: Computer experts are warning personal computer users to disable Oracle’s Java program, which is run by 1.1 billion desktops, according […]

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Yahoo Confirms Theft of 450,000 Users’ Passwords

July 12, 2012 | 11:41 am

Yahoo Confirms Theft of 450,000 Users’ Passwords

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LONDON (AP) — Some 450,000 Yahoo users’ email addresses and passwords have been leaked because of a security breach, the company confirmed Thursday, adding that just a small fraction of the stolen passwords were valid. Yahoo said it is fixing the vulnerability that led to the disclosure, changing the passwords of affected Yahoo users, and […]

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