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26 April 2013, 17:07

Lost+Found: Java tweaks and iPhone certificates

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Too small for news, but too good to lose, Lost+Found is a compilation of the other stories that have been on The H's radar over the last seven days: Java tweaks, iPhone certificates, Pwn2Own hacks, arms attacks, Nmap summer of code, and DDoS reports...

  • Among other changes, the latest Java update also removed the option of using the undocumented parameter __applet_ssv_validated to bypass the warning message that pops up whenever a Java applet needs to be executed. There is plenty of reason to believe that other backdoors still exist, and information is apparently even being passed around in courses.

  • Details of Pwn2Own hacks are starting to be published, including exploits for WebKit and Java.

  • NMap will take part in Google's Summer of Code again, as will a number of other security projects. Students planning to register should hurry – the deadline is 3 May.

  • In its State of the Internet ReportPDF for the fourth quarter of 2012, Akamai reports that the number of denial-of-service attacks increased threefold last year; retail, other businesses, and financial service providers were the top targets.


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