A total of 804 new families or vulnerability variants discovered were targeted at Google's mobile OS platform during the second half of last year.
Dubbed "Conceal," the APIs are designed to encrypt large files on disk, initially for Android smartphones.
Adobe on Tuesday released a security update for Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier for a Flash flaw being actively used in the wild.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a last-minute appearance at the company's Cloud World event in San Francisco this week, adding some C-level cheerleading to the daylong showcase of Oracle products.
According to Cisco's Annual Security Report, Java flaws accounted for 91 percent of all Web-based attacks last year.
On Tuesday Oracle issued a Critical Patch Update for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Wednesday launched an initiative that would aid enterprises in using cloud computing services to protect infrastructures.
Oracle execs say recent moves like this prove the company is much more serious about Java security, but several security analysts still see flaws.
A recent roundtable discussion hosted by the CSA discussed how both customers and providers are calling for more insight on federal data collecting programs like PRISM.
Information technology executives are dragging their feet because of concerns about cost, complexity and security, a recent survey finds.
Apache Hadoop developers working with SQL query engines can now rely on a new security tool from Cloudera Inc. that reportedly provides the granularity to secure data access from most SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and scenarios.
According to a new study by comScore, more than 40 percent of software developers globally say that security isn't a top priority for them, and a similar percentage don't use a secure application program process.
An attack campaign focused on government agencies is employing phishing e-mails to deliver a malicious payload containing a Java Remote Access Tool (RAT) called jRAT.
Most browser Java installations continue to be unpatched or outdated, leaving the majority of users vulnerable to exploit code already in use in the wild.
"As a consequence of this renewed focus on security the Java 8 schedule, with a GA release in early September, is no longer achievable," the company said in a blog post made today.
Oracle made available for download a critical security update for its Web-based Java programming language on Tuesday.
Big Data will transform the security industry as it morphs into "Big Intelligence."
Oracle announced that the out-of-band patch released earlier in the month to fix 50 vulnerabilities in Java will be updated with a number of addendums that did not make it to the unscheduled release.
Oracle today released Update 13 for Java 7 and Update 39 for Java 6.
Database developers were put on watch this week as Oracle issued a Critical Patch Update targeting 86 security vulnerabilities, including 18 for its MySQL database products.