It's time again for SIGNiX's digital security round-up! This week was a big week for online security with recent news casting doubt on the security of Java and Microsoft.
Department of Homeland Security still says no to Java
This week, we heard a lot about security issues with Java. On Sunday, Oracle released two emergency patches for its Java programming, which is installed on millions of computer around the world. But that wasn’t the end of it. A security software company has found malicious software that pretends to be the latest Java patch. Hackers are taking advantage of the confusion surrounding Java.
The Department of Homeland Security still advises that people should only use Java if it is “absolutely necessary.” Click here to learn more.
Microsoft promises to improve security after it fails evaluation
On Wednesday, Microsoft promised to improve two of its security products after failing an evaluation by a security software testing company.
The Microsoft products didn’t pass a test that checked to see whether the products were safe against malicious software.
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