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  • DLL Hijacking Issue Plagues Products like Firefox, Chrome, iTunes, OpenOffice

    02/08/2016 6:41:43 PM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    SOFTPEDIA ^ | Feb 8, 2016 12:00 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    Oracle has released new Java installers to fix a well-known security issue (CVE-2016-0603) that also affects a plethora of other applications, from Web browsers to antivirus products, and from file compressors to home cinema software. The problem is called DLL hijacking (or DLL side-loading) and refers to the fact that malware authors can place DLLs of the same name in specific locations on the target's filesystem and have it inadvertently load the malicious DLL instead of the safe one. DLL hijacking is a very well-known issue This type of attack is very old and has been known to many software...
  • Ancient tools may shed light on the mysterious ‘hobbit’

    01/15/2016 7:21:04 PM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    Science Mag ^ | Jan. 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Culotta
    The "hobbit" had neighbors. Back in 2004, researchers announced the discovery of this tiny, ancient human, which apparently hunted dwarf elephants with stone tools on the Indonesian island of Flores 18,000 years ago. Its discoverers called the 1-meter-tall creature Homo floresiensis, but skeptics wondered whether it was just a stunted modern human. In the years since, researchers have debunked many of the "sick hobbit" hypotheses. Yet scientists have continued to wonder where the species came from. Now, an international team originally led by the hobbit discoverer reports stone tools, dated to 118,000 to 194,000 years ago, from another Indonesian island,...
  • Erectus Ahoy (Stone Age Voyages)

    10/22/2003 12:28:49 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,338+ views
    Science News ^ | 10-22-2003 | Bruce Bower
    Erectus AhoyPrehistoric seafaring floats into view Bruce Bower As the sun edged above the horizon on Jan. 31, 2000, a dozen men boarded a bamboo raft off the east coast of the Indonesian island of Bali. Each gripped a wooden paddle and, in unison, deftly stroked the nearly 40-foot-long craft into the open sea. Their destination: the Stone Age, by way of a roughly 18-mile crossing to the neighboring island of Lombok. Project director Robert G. Bednarik, one of the assembled paddlers, knew that a challenging trip lay ahead, even discounting any time travel. Local fishing crews had told him...
  • The 10 Most In-Demand Programming Skills for Software Engineers in 2016

    01/05/2016 1:24:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Cyber Coders ^ | Brad Seaphin
    By Brad SeraphinAs one of the leading IT recruiting firms in the nation, CyberCoders has accumulated a wealth of data relating to the most in-demand development skills for job seekers.As a follow up to last year's article, 3 years of data (2013, 2014, and 2015) has been analyzed to yield 10 trends that provide skill demand insight for software engineers in 2016.1. Java remains atop the list as the most demanded skill companies were looking for in 2015. This trend proceeds Java's 2014 dethroning of C++, the most demanded skill of 2013.2. SQL consistently remains in the top 3...
  • Google confirms next Android version will use Oracle’s open-source OpenJDK for Java APIs

    12/30/2015 7:38:50 PM PST · by Utilizer · 3 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | December 29, 2015 1:31 PM | Emil Protalinski
    Google is replacing its implementation of the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK). The news first came by a “mysterious Android codebase commit” from last month submitted to Hacker News. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that Android N will rely on an OpenJDK implementation, rather Android’s own implementation of the Java APIs. “As an open-source platform, Android is built upon the collaboration of the open-source community,” a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. “In our upcoming release of Android, we plan to move Android’s Java language libraries to an OpenJDK-based...
  • Indonesian police say New Year terror plot foiled, five held

    12/20/2015 12:54:57 AM PST · by csvset · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | 20 dec 2015 | AFP
    JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesian police have foiled a major terror plot with the arrest of several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta during New Year celebrations, according to documents seen on Sunday. During raids in several cities across Java island on Friday and Saturday, police arrested five members of an alleged extremist network and seized chemicals, laboratory equipment and a flag inspired by the Islamic State group. Among those arrested was Asep Urip, a 31-year-old teacher at an Islamic boarding school in Central Java, and his 35-year-old pupil Zaenal, whom police allege was being "groomed" to...
  • World's most expensive coffee is processed through a cat (Yes, you read that correctly)

    04/21/2012 8:22:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 82 replies
    KOMO / KATU ^ | April 21, 2012 | Kerry Tomlinson
    PORTLAND, Ore. - This coffee can cost as much as $700 a pound and $80 a cup, and it is processed through the digestive system of a cat. It's said to be the most expensive coffee in the world and it was served up Friday at the International Coffee Expo in Northeast Portland. An Indonesian company brews it here as it is done in cafes in Jakarta. "It is very delicious, very smooth and so luxurious," said Valerie Sindal, director of sales and marketing for ValBeMar Specialty Coffee. Coffee cherries are eaten by Civet cats, processed through their digestive...
  • JESUS THE WORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2015 9:37:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM the Author of My WORD there is no other and though others place man in this place by names, occasions or people "I AM THE WORD" and it MY SPIRIT speaking directly to you as these verses are read and spoken , yeah even meditated on. So Truly as My Word "It is written" it was only as these men journaled out My Heart that today it is given to you! So be my Scribe and sit at my feet for I have fresh Manna for each of you daily and it is I that desire you to...
  • Kawah Ijen Volcano

    09/16/2015 10:26:35 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Geology.com ^ | 9/16/2015 | Staff
    Blue Flames and a Blue Acid Lake Indonesia's Kawah Ijen Volcano, on the island of Java, has two of the most unusual occurrences on Earth. The first is an active solfatara that emits hot, flammable sulfurous gases. These ignite as they enter Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere and burn with an electric blue flame. Some of the gas condenses in the atmosphere to produce flows of molten sulfur that also burn with an electric blue flame. The flames are difficult to see during the day but illuminate the landscape at night. The second occurrence is a one-kilometer-wide caldera lake filled with turquoise...
  • U.S. Supreme Court lets Oracle press case that Google copied Java in rush to make Android

    06/29/2015 3:36:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | Jun 29, 2015 6:32 AM PDT
  • 11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

    06/27/2015 7:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/27/2015 | Matt Weinberger
    "Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google Go or Apple Swift. Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index and Redmonk Programming Language...
  • More Java holes found in Google App Engine

    05/18/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | May 18, 2015 12:15 PM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Google slow to respond. A Polish security firm has discovered more vulnerabilities in the Java coding platform used on Google's App Engine (GAE) cloud computing service, which could allow users to get access beyond their own virtual machines. The Security Explorations team, which has made a name for itself by unearthing large numbers of security holes in Oracle's Java framework over the past few years, said it had reported seven vulnerabilities to Google, along with proof of concept code. Three of the flaws allow complete bypass of the GAE Java security sandbox. Such a bypass could be used by attackers...
  • Zigzags on a Shell From Java Are the Oldest Human Engravings

    02/24/2015 1:44:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 3, 2014 | Helen Thompson
    Perhaps even more intriguing is a single shell with what appears to be a geometric patternzigzagged grooves carved into the center of the outer shell. Analysis points to the patterns being carved on purpose. Again the team turned to modern mussels; they tried carving similar patterns into Potamida littoralis with a shark tooth and compared that to weathering and natural abrasions. Sure enough, their carvings were the closest matches to the ancient pattern. That must have been an appealing thing for Homo erectus, says Joordens. You can imagine sitting there with a shell in one hand and a tool in...
  • Indonesian Cave Art Among Science's Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014

    12/22/2014 4:35:01 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | press release of the AAAS
    ...among the top 10 breakthroughs was the realization, made public in October, 2014, by scientists that cave paintings discovered in 7 cave sites in the Maros karsts on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia were actually between 35,000 and 40,000 years old. The breakthrough was significant in that it was the first time that prehistoric human cave painting art found in Indonesia, or East Asia, for that matter, was found to date during time periods usually associated with the "first cave painter" works long known to exist in Europe. In the potential landmark study, the researchers used uranium-series dating of...
  • Scientists say Indonesia cave drawings the same age as those in Europe

    10/09/2014 6:36:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 10-09-2014 | Staff
    WASHINGTON Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago. And it hints at an even earlier dawn of creativity in modern humans, going back to Africa, than scientists had thought. Archaeologists calculated that a dozen stencils of hands in mulberry red and two detailed drawings of an animal described as a "pig-deer" are between 35,000 to 40,000 years old, based on levels of decay of the element uranium. That puts the art found in Sulawesi,...
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 62 replies
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  • A cross-platform java-bot

    01/29/2014 11:05:37 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    Securelist ^ | 28 January 2014 | Anton Ivanov
    Early this year, we received a malicious Java application for analysis, which turned out to be a multi-platform bot capable of running on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The bot was written entirely in Java. The attackers used vulnerability CVE-2013-2465 to infect users with the malware. Initializing and decrypting strings To make analyzing and detecting the malware more difficult, its developers used the Zelix Klassmaster obfuscator. In addition to obfuscating bytecode, Zelix encrypts string constants. Zelix generates a different key for each class which means that in order to decrypt all the strings in the application, you have to...
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • FR not loading -- caused by Java update?

    06/29/2013 5:30:18 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 74 replies
    Vanity | 6/29/2013 | pearls before swine
    About an hour ago someone complained that FR wasn't fully displaying on his computer. I checked on some longer threads as well as the comments display, and it was working fine for me. I'm using Firefox Beta 23 on Win 7. Then, I happened to update my Java to Java 7 Release 25. Lo and behold, the partial display bug appeared for me when I checked back into FR. The same problem exists when I use Chrome, so I presume it's the Java update that's causing the problem. Has anyone else noticed this behavior?
  • Oracle Patches Java for 40 Vulnerabilities

    06/19/2013 6:12:07 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 8 replies
    eSecurity Planet ^ | 18 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    If you use Java, you know the drill: It's time to update for security vulnerabilities once again.Oracle is out with its latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) release with Java SE 7 Update 25. The June release is part of Oracle's regularly scheduled plan for Java updates, though don't let that fool you; this update fixes some very high-risk issues of immediate importance.Ten of the 40 issues were privately reported to Oracle by HP's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). "These vulnerabilities cover a wide spectrum of software weaknesses including sandbox bypasses, heap-based buffer overflows, and out-of-bounds writes," Brian Gorenc, manager of the...
  • Critical Java SE Update Due Tuesday (June 18, 2013) Fixes 40 Flaws

    06/15/2013 9:03:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    HardOCP ^ | 7:37 AM (DST) June 15, 2013 | Posted by Al
    Its a clear case of Patch Tuesday envy that drives Oracle to release so many security patches. Theres no way Java could need that many critical updates. This one will get your attention with critical patches addressing 40 vulnerabilities. Oracle ordinarily releases Critical Patch Updates four times a year on a set schedule, but this will already be the fourth such update issued in 2013.
  • Oracle -- Patches 42 security holes -- in Java

    04/17/2013 8:21:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:33 | Nick Farrell
    Patches 42 security holes Oracle has released a major security update for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers. The patch fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java, including "the vast majority" of those that have been rated as the most critical.Oracle Executive Vice President Hasan Rizvisaid that a series of big security flaws in the Java plug-in for browsers have been uncovered in the past year by researchers and hackers, and some have been used by criminal groups.One hacking campaign infected computers using Microsoft Windows and Apple software inside hundreds of companies.Earlier this year the US Department...
  • Vanity - Is JAVA now Safe?

    02/25/2013 5:02:44 PM PST · by pfflier · 23 replies
    A few weeks ago we were advised to disable or uninstall JAVA because of some malware. Is that problem now fixed? Do any Freepers have a suggestion for a trusted download site to reinstall JAVA?
  • Oracle: 'We Have to Fix Java'

    01/29/2013 7:04:53 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    eSecurity Planet ^ | 28 January 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Over the course of the last two years, Oracle's Java has been exploited time and again as hackers eviscerate the technology, seemingly at will.As each exploit emerges against Java, Oracle typically responds within a short period of time with a security update, only to have the update exploited within days. While Oracle has pledged with its successive releases that it is improving Java security, the company has not publicly spoken out about the string of exploitation that has crippled confidence in Java in recent months. That is until now."As many of you are keenly aware, there has been a...
  • Surprised? Old Java exploit helped spread Red October spyware (New Java exploit ....out)

    01/17/2013 7:55:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    The Register (UK) ^ | 16th January 2013 21:12 GMT | Neil McAllister in San Francisco
    New Java exploit can be yours for $5,000 Unpatched Java installations may have helped spread the malware responsible for the recently uncovered "Red October" cyber-spying campaign, researchers at Seculert have revealed. Kaspersky Labs first disclosed the existence of Red October on Monday, claiming that the program had been responsible for attacks on systems in Eastern European countries, former Soviet republics, and Central Asian nations over the last five years. The primary vectors used to install the malware were emails containing attached documents that exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Excel. Recipients who opened the documents became unwitting participants in the...
  • Urgent: Disable Java on Your Computer (Homeland Security warns of potential hacker attack)

    01/13/2013 6:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2013 | Bill Schanefelt
    If you have not yet seen or acted upon Homeland Security's warning, I urge you to do so immediately: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts. BlazingCatFur explains the situation: My suspicion is that it's related to this: Iran blamed for massive cyber attack on U.S. banks data centers as 'puppet hacking group' says they did it because the anti-Mohammed movie is still on the...
  • Computer users told to disable Java

    01/12/2013 1:29:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Computer users told to disable Java Press Association 16 hours ago Press Association - Computer owners in the US have been advised to temporarily disable Java software (AP) The US Department of Homeland Security has advised people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. The recommendation came in an advisory which was issued following concerns raised by computer security experts. Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's coding that creates an opening for criminal activity and other hi-tech mischief. Java is a widely used technical language that allows computer programmers...
  • Experts urge PC users to disable Java, cite security flaw

    01/10/2013 2:51:44 PM PST · by alancarp · 38 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jan 10, 2013 5:06pm EST | Jim Finkle
    [No quote due to Reuters source. Title is accurate representation of article. Please see link.]
  • Indonesia 'foils plot to attack US missions'

    10/27/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies
    (AFP) via FRANCE24.com ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2012 - 17H48 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Indonesian anti-terror police, Densus 88 secure a terror suspect's house during a raid in Mojosongo, Solo in Central Java. Indonesian police have arrested 11 members of an Islamic group allegedly planning attacks on American diplomatic missions, a spokesman says." SNIPPET: "The group had planned to hit the US embassy and a US consulate, as well as a building near the Australian embassy in the capital Jakarta that houses the office of American mining giant Freeport-McMoran, police said. Police said they were from a new outfit called HASMI, the Sunni Movement for Indonesian Society, and explosives and a bomb-making manual...
  • Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs

    10/19/2012 9:40:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Computer World ^ | October 18, 2012 | Gregg Keizer
    Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs Pushes users to deal with Oracle, which maintains Java 7 for OS X By Gregg Keizer October 18, 2012 03:01 PM ET Computerworld - Apple yesterday started scrubbing most Macs of older Java browser plug-ins, a move that will force users to download the software from Oracle. The company also patched Java for OS X, the second time Apple synchronized its Java security update with Oracle's, releasing its patches for OS X the same day as the Java software maker. Along with the Java patches, Apple beefed by OS X...
  • Catholic schools in Central Java threatened with closure for not teaching Islam

    09/22/2012 5:01:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    http://www.asianews.it ^ | September 20, 2012
    <p>Jakarta (AsiaNews) – The demand to include Islamic teaching in Catholic schools is proving controversial again. A few months ago, the Education Department in Tegal District (Central Java) warned St Pius Catholic Schools to include Islamic courses for Muslim students.</p>
  • Software firm has jobs it can't fill (Needs JAVA programmers in FL)

    09/04/2012 10:56:36 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 43 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/4/12 | Jim Stratton
    At a time when legions of people are looking for work, Richard McNeight has an unusual problem. The president of Modus Operandi, a Melbourne-based software company, McNeight has eight job openings he can't fill. He has been looking for months, but hasn't found the right candidates. "I have two full-time recruiters working for me," he said. The problem is this: Programmers at Modus Operandi, which has about 60 employees, must meet two key qualifications. They must be fluent in the computer language Java and be eligible for a U.S. security clearance. The company works almost exclusively for the military and...
  • Technical paper: The ZeroAccess rootkit under the microscope

    09/03/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    nakedsecurity.sophos.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | Anna Brading
    ZeroAccess is a sophisticated kernel-mode rootkit that is quickly becoming one of the most widespread malware threats.In a new technical paper from SophosLabs, malware researcher James Wyke explores the ZeroAccess threat, examines how it works and looks at what the malware's ultimate goal is.ZeroAccess has a resilient peer-to-peer command and control infrastructure, runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows, and has been constantly updated with new functionality, allowing it to thrive on modern networks and operating systems.From the distribution mechanisms used to spread it, through the installation procedure, memory residence and payload, the technical paper offers a deep...
  • Thanks ever so much Java, for that biz-wide rootkit infection

    09/03/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 52 replies
    The Register ^ | 3rd September 2012 11:00 GMT | Trevor Pott
    Cup of coffee actually a carboy of toxic Kool-AidSysadmin blog Right on cue, Java has responded to my hatred in kind. Shortly after I awoke to discover my previous article denouncing the language had been published, a client called to inform me his computer had contracted some malware. Java has, if you'll forgive the anthropomorphization of a bytecode virtualization engine, decided to exact its revenge. Closer inspection of the infection revealed deep network penetration that the installed antivirus applications were completely unable to cope with. The chief financial officer of the company relies on cloudy applications that require Java-in-the-web-browser. Contrary...
  • It's time to run Java out of town (Java accounts for more Windows infections than any other source)

    06/03/2012 7:45:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Info World ^ | 04/2012 | By Woody Leonhard
    I've been railing about Java for years, but enough is enough. Java exploits top all other infection vectors, on any platform, year after year. Oracle has shown repeatedly that it's organically incapable of keeping the Java Runtime Environment secure. If your company makes Java apps, either for internal use or for release to an unsuspecting world, it's time to stop. If your clients are using Java, it's time to give them the tools and the support they need to block Java. Java's done. Put a fork in it. No doubt you've heard about the Flashback Trojan/virus. You might not have...
  • What was Larry Ellison thinking in Java Android lawsuit?

    05/23/2012 11:39:12 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | Egan Orion | Egan Orion
    Column Oracle won't win this case against Google IT SEEMS that Oracle's lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android has fallen apart. Although the trial is still ongoing, and the judge has yet to hand down an important copyright ruling while the jury has yet to return its verdicts on patents and damages, if any - it's already apparent that Oracle is unlikely to win billions or even millions of dollars from Google, and it's possible that Oracle might lose entirely. This lawsuit is rather important, however, if only because it has raised the spectre that software...
  • Oracle v Google Judge Is A Programmer!

    05/16/2012 5:08:14 PM PDT · by DarthFuzball · 20 replies
    I-Programmer.info ^ | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:20 | Sue Gee
    One month into the Oracle v Google trial, Judge William Alsup has revealed that he has, and still does, write code. Will this affect the outcome? So far all that Oracle has managed to prove is that Google copied nine lines of Java code, that are incorporated into Android operating system and eight test files that are not part of the production code. And yesterday, in a hearing about "infringer profits" Judge Alsup challenged Oracle's lawyer David Boies for trying to pin so much on the rangeCheck infringement. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, Northern District of California (Image: Hillary Jones-Mixon/The...
  • The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial

    05/08/2012 8:16:30 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Zdnet ^ | May 7, 2012, 3:46pm PDT | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: There were no winners in Oracle vs. Google. Only losers, including all programmers, and perhaps everyone else as well.Not counting the APIs, here's how much code Google was found to have copied from Java.On the surface, it may look like Oracle won the first round of its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit with Google. Look again. No ones won anything and that includes Oracle.While we wait to see what the jury has to say about the two remaining patents, lets take a closer look at what the jury decided. They said that Googles Android mobile platform infringed on part of...
  • Five years of open-source Java: Freedom isn't (quite) free

    05/05/2012 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 13th November 2011 11:00 GMT | Matt Stephens
    Open-source Java: Part One Open source Java has a long and torrid history, rife with corporate rivalry, very public fallings-out, and ideological misgivings. But has all the effort and rumpus that went into creating an officially sanctioned open JDK been worth it? Java co-creator James Gosling certainly thinks so - although he didn't seem entirely open to the idea in the early days. Gosling told The Reg that putting Java under the GPL has helped unify what was a fractured community while making the code freely available has helped uptake from a grassroots up. "In general, I'd say that it's...
  • Flashback Malware Evolves to Exploit Unpatched Java Vulnerabilities

    04/03/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT · by cartan · 20 replies
    CNET ^ | 2012-04-02 | Topher Kessler
    The Flashback malware is steadily evolving, with its latest variant now exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities found in Java runtimes for OS X. The Flashback Trojan horse is a fairly recent malware package developed for OS X that attempts to steal personal information by injecting code into Web browsers and other applications on an OS X system. When these programs are then launched, the malicious code attempts to contact remote servers and upload screenshots and other personal information to them.This malware was initially found in September 2011 while being distributed as a fake Flash Player installer (hence its "Flashback" name). In...
  • Five suspected terrorists reported killed in Bali raids

    03/18/2012 2:37:02 PM PDT · by steveo · 5 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | 03-18-12 | Peni Widarti and I Wayan Juniarta
    Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed during police raids at two different locations in Bali late on Sunday. Police have yet to issue an official statement on the nature of the raids and details on the casualties. The first raid took place at around 10:15 p.m. in a budget hotel, Laksmi, on Jl. Danau Poso 99X, Sanur. The area is known as one of the most famous red-light districts in Bali, where people can easily obtain a cheap room from staff at budget hotels who rarely ask for valid identification from their guests. Neighbors said that they heard a burst...
  • Another Bomb Found at Church in Indonesia

    10/03/2011 1:35:59 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    Christian Post.com ^ | September 26, 2011, 04:59 pm ED | Anugrah Kumar
    SNIPPET: "A day after a suicide bomb attack wounded 28 at a church in Indonesia..." SNIPPET: "While a suicide bomber struck Sepenuh Injil Bethel Church (translated as "Bethel Full Gospel Church") in Solo City in Central Java province Sunday morning, police found another bomb in front of Maranatha church in Ambon Island, the capital of Maluku province, Monday. "This is in a series of bombs that we found there [in Ambon]," the Jakarta Globe newspaper quoted National Police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam as saying. "All are homemade bombs, they are all similar. So the maker is the same.""
  • Google engineer admits "strong indication that it is likely" he copied Sun code into Android

    09/08/2011 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Foss Patents ^ | September 7, 2011 | Florian Mueller
    This is the second of three consecutive posts on information gleaned from last night's filings in Oracle v. Google. I previously blogged about Sun's proposal to create a Red Hat-style Android distribution with open source Java.While patents are the most important part of Oracle's lawsuit against Google, the copyright infringement part shouldn't be underestimated. Google is currently trying to get rid of it on summary judgment, but Oracle defends its related claims.Judge Alsup denied the filing of various interesting documents under seal, so they entered the public record last night. Also, documents that were heavily-redacted are now much less redacted...
  • Oracle to depose Google's CEO in patent lawsuit ( Android threatened?)

    07/23/2011 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    CNET ^ | July 22, 2011 5:41 AM PDT | Lance Whitney
    Google Chief Executive Larry Page has been ordered to testify before the court as part of an ongoing lawsuit in which Oracle has accused the search giant of infringing on its patents for Java. Google CEO Larry Page(Credit: Google) The order yesterday by Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California states that "Oracle may depose Mr. Page for a maximum of two hours, excluding breaks, solely on topics relevant to the willfulness of Defendant's alleged patent infringement, and the value of Android to Defendant," according to a blog published today by FOSS Patents'...
  • Oops: Android contains directly copied Java code, strengthening Oracle's case (updated)

    01/21/2011 7:07:20 PM PST · by The Duke · 17 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Jan 21, 2011 | Nilay Patel
    Florian Mueller has been killing it these past few months with his analysis of various tech patent suits on his FOSSpatents blog, and today he's unearthed a pretty major bombshell: at least 43 Android source files that appear to have been directly copied from Java. That's a big deal, seeing as Oracle is currently suing Google for patent and copyright infringement in Android -- which isn't a hard case to prove when you've got 37 Android source files marked "PROPRIETARY / CONFIDENTIAL" and "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE" by Oracle / Sun and at least six more files in Froyo and Gingerbread...
  • Indonesias Most Wanted Alleged Terrorist Abu Tholut Captured

    12/11/2010 4:47:29 AM PST · by csvset · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Jakarta Globe ^ | 11 Dec 2010 | Farouk Arnaz
    Jakarta. One of Indonesias most wanted suspected terrorists, Mustafa, also known as Abu Tholut, was arrested by the Densus 88 National Police anti-terror unit in Central Java on Friday. Central Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Djihartono told the Jakarta Globe that Tholut was arrested at his house in the Bae subdistrict of Kudus, Central Java, at 8.30 a.m. He was arrested in his bedroom. He had an FN gun in his possession and several plastic bags full of bullets, Djihartono said, adding that Tholut did not resist arrest. Tholut is being taken to Jakarta for questioning. Dijhartono declined to give...
  • Gosling blows lid off Jobs Java nonsense ( Java daddy deprecates Apple cult leader)

    10/23/2010 6:56:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | 22nd October 2010 20:13 GMT | Cade Metz in San Francisco
    Steve Jobs has apparently weighed into the debate over Apple's decision to deprecate Java on the Mac, and his terse explanation was promptly deprecated by Java founder James Gosling. According to MacRumors.com, a concerned Java developer emailed the Apple cult leader on Thursday to ask about Apple's plans for the platform, and as he's been known to do from time to time, Jobs responded. "Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms," Jobs allegedly wrote. "They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This...
  • High Level Logic: Rethinking Software Reuse in the 21st Century

    09/20/2010 8:52:32 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 110 replies
    High Level Logic (HLL) Open Source Project ^ | September 20, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    IntroductionAn application programmer spends six months perfecting a set of components commonly needed in the large company that employs him. Some of the components were particularly tricky and key pieces required very high quality, reliable and complex exception handling. It has all been tuned to run quickly and efficiently. Thorough testing has demonstrated his success. Part of his idea of “perfection” was to build in a way that the software, even many of the individual components, could easily be reused. But it is surprisingly likely that no one outside of a small group within the project will ever hear of...
  • Google Vs. Oracle: Microsoft Wins? (Google has sullied Java through modifications for Android?)

    09/12/2010 7:29:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    InformationWeek ^ | 09/12/2010
    Oracle, now the keeper of the Java flame through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has decided that Google has sullied Java through its modifications for the Android platform. For that, Google must pay, and it must pay Oracle. At least that's the way Oracle sees things. Microsoft must be laughing at this turn of events. Recall that Sun went after Microsoft in the 1990s for similar transgressions against the purity of Java. Sun's catch phrase of the hour was "Write Once, Run Anywhere". The changes Microsoft made in the Java VM allowed Java apps to access Windows-specific functionality if they...
  • Ubuntu Founder Blasts Oracle's Java Lawsuit

    08/19/2010 10:07:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Internet News ^ | August 16, 2010 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, says Oracle's move is "going to be a significant setback for their relationship with the broader open source community." Before it was purchased by Oracle, Sun Microsystems enjoyed a strong relationship with the open source community, particularly for its Java programming language, which the company evolved over time to adapt to an open source framework. But last week Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) surprised the open source community with a patent infringement suit against Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), over the search giant's use of Java in Android, its open source mobile operating system. Datamation reports on...