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Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs

Apple yesterday started scrubbing most Macs of older Java browser plug-ins, a move that will force users to download the software from Oracle.

Adobe bolsters security in Reader, Acrobat XI with added features

Adobe provides a closer look a the improved sandbox in the recently launched Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI aimed at making the products harder to attack and exploit.

Facebook beefs up security with new anti-virus partners

The social networking giant aims to protect its 1 billion users with software offers and new security measures.

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Researchers: Steam URL protocol can be abused to exploit game vulnerabilities

Attackers can trick gamers into opening malicious steam:// URLs that exploit security issues in games to execute malicious code.

Mozilla releases Firefox 16.0.1 to address four vulnerabilities

Mozilla released Firefox 16.0.1 on Thursday in order to fix a publicly disclosed vulnerability and three other security flaws identified after the release of Firefox 16.

Mozilla pulls new Firefox version over security concerns

A vulnerability could allow a malicious website to capture a person's Web history

Hackers compromise Adobe server, use it to digitally sign malicious files

Adobe plans to revoke a code-signing certificate after hackers compromised one of the company's internal servers and used it to digitally sign two malicious utilities.

on pcworld.com

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Mozilla launches first beta version of 'Persona' website authentication system

Mozilla launched the first beta version of its browser-independent website authentication system, Persona, on Thursday and hopes to convince the Web developer community to give it a try.

Easily encrypt drives in Mountain Lion

OS X has long let you use Disk Utility to encrypt removable drives to prevent other people from accessing your data. But doing so used to require you to use Disk Utility and navigate its many options, menus, and buttons. In Mountain Lion, the process is much easier. Here's how to do it. We also show you how to encrypt your Time Machine backup drives.

Windows PCs and Macs at risk of another zero-day Java bug

A security researcher known for finding Java bugs has uncovered a new critical zero-day vulnerability in all currently-supported versions of the popular Oracle software.