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New Java Blocklist

The June 2012 update to the Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) included a patch to correct a critical vulnerability that can permit the loading of arbitrary code on an end-user’s computer. This vulnerability—present in the older versions of the JDK and JRE—is actively being exploited, and is a potential risk to… Continue reading

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Update on Java Blocklist

We blocklisted the Java plugin yesterday, and there are 2 major updates that you should know about. Firstly, Apple has released a security update that fixes the security vulnerability in Java. All Mac OS X users should run Software Update and update their Java software as soon as possible. It should be noted that we… Continue reading

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Blocking the Skype Toolbar in Firefox

The Skype Toolbar for Firefox is an extension that detects phone numbers in web pages, and re-renders them as a clickable button that can be used to dial the number using the Skype desktop application. This extension is bundled with the Skype application, and is installed into Firefox by default when Skype is installed or,… Continue reading

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