Facebook hacked, Java disabled

Facebook has been hacked and has disabled Java environment.

Facebook announced that it was hacked in its blog post after some of its employees visited an infected mobile developer website in January. It assures that user data hasn’t been compramised after its security breach.

“They gained limited visibility into our systems,” Fred Wolens, a spokesperson for Facebook, told in an interview, “We’ve accelerated our program to disable Java in our environment.”

“The company explained in the blog post that the laptops that were infected were “fully patched” and ran the most up-to-date antivirus software prior to the infection. It is currently working with law enforcement to dig into the hack’s details. The malware came through another issue with Java, the programming language that Oracle recently patched to fix a number of other issues. The Department of Homeland Security even recommended that people uninstall Java since hackers were finding new holes often.”

“After analyzing the compromised website where the attack originated, we found it was using a ‘zero-day,’ previously unseen exploit to bypass the Java sandbox (built-in protections) to install the malware,” said Facebook in the blog post. “We immediately reported the exploit to Oracle, and they confirmed our findings and provided a patch on February 1, 2013, that addresses this vulnerability.”

Facebook has not specified who the attackers are, and it very well may not know. The company does, however, say that it was “not alone in this attack” and that it wanted to tell the world about this hack quickly so that others can start their own remediation.


Blowfish12@2013 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

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Yet another movie like ‘The social network’

Fox released the trailer for its comedy The Internship Movie following two “salesmen whose careers have been topped by the digital world. Played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, the two set off to Silicon Valley to prove that they are still relevant by landing internships at Google.

It goes to show how mainstream Silicon Valley is becoming. It started with The Social Network, which took brought Mark Zuckerberg’s creation of Facebook straight into the heart of Hollywood. Now, we’ve got a focus on Google and its famed working culture of slides, great food, nap rooms, and more.

The trailer shows scenes from Google’s “campus,” including a clear dry-erase wall (that Vaughn writes on with Sharpie), a self-driving car, a Rubik’s cube competition, and a bunch of smart twentysomethings who have it out for the two “old guys.”

It’s a tale of old-timey institutions being overrun by the newer, younger, digital revolution. At one point, those crazy Google youngsters send Vaughn and Wilson off on an adventure to find “Charles Xavier,” a Stanford professor who is balding and in a wheelchair. It doesn’t end well for the pair.


Blowfish13@2013 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

MyTalk network security breached

“Jambox wireless speaker creator Jawbone is singing the blues today. It alerted users early this morning to a hack on its MyTalk network that left names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords compromised.”

The MyTalk network is platform where they can update, find and download apps for Jawbone devices. A customer has voluntarily reported he has received this message on twitter. It reads “Based on our investigation to date, we do not believe there has been any unauthorized use of login information or unauthorized access to information in your account.”

Jawbone says that “because your password was taken was encrypted and none of “the actual letters and numbers in your password” were revealed, hackers have ways to decrypt information”.


Blowfish13@2013 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.