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Apple plugs Java hole, shifts away from plug-in

By turning off Java by default, Apple is making customers choose whether to take the risk in using the troubled browser software

TechHive: Anti-security group claims FBI breach, posts 1 million iOS UDIDs

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Hacktivist group AntiSec has released what it claims are 1,000,001 Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) that were allegedly obtained from an FBI breach.

Java security threats: What you need to know

Hackers have discovered two vulnerabilities in Java that could, under the right circumstances, allow them to access and control your computer. The good news: Most Mac users should be immune to those attacks. Rich Mogull explains why and how to be really sure your Mac is safe.

Second Java zero-day exploit uncovered

A second Java exploit has been discovered, leading experts to recommend users disable Java in their browsers if they don't need it.

Remains of the Day: Screwed up

Apple licenses certain significant patents to one of its historical arch-rivals. Elsewhere, another leak may or may not show off a key iPhone part, but it's always good to be skeptical, because you never know when you might get screwed.

Honan hacked!

Macworld's Lex Friedman and Dan Moren are joined by Wired's Mat Honan to discuss how Honan's Apple, Amazon, Google, and Twitter accounts were hacked.

Apple temporarily suspends phone password resets

Apple has temporarily suspended the ability to reset Apple ID passwords over the phone, and promises stricter identity verification when the process is available again.

Apple acquires fingerprint scanner firm AuthenTec

Apple is acquiring AuthenTec, a security firm that makes fingerprint scanners for PCs and smartphones.

Up close with Mountain Lion: Security

None of us are under the delusion that the Mac is immune to malware. Apple has added a few new features--most visibly, something called Gatekeeper--designed to help us keep our Macs safe. Lex Friedman surveys Mountain Lion's security improvements.

Remains of the Day: Refresh rate

New iPod touches and nanos may spring to life this fall, the latest Mac Trojan horse is making its debut, and one director has a new favorite P.A.

Hackers publish emails, passwords from Yahoo service

A group of hackers on Thursday published a list of more than 453,000 log-in credentials on the Internet that were allegedly stolen from a database associated with a Yahoo service.

New Java malware affects Macs running Snow Leopard and earlier

A new Java-based malware targets Macs, along with Windows and Linux computers. But if you're running Lion, you're safe.

Apple borrows from Windows Update playbook for OS X Mountain Lion

Apple will boost the frequency of security updates in OS X Mountain Lion and automatically install required patches for users, steps that bring it into line with Microsoft's approach.