Posts Tagged ‘firefox’
I loaded Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix onto my Dell Inspiron. And though it comes with OpenJDK 6, I wanted to load Sun Java 6 Plugin. You can see what versions of java are on your system by typing the java -version command in a Terminal window.
Here are the simple steps I followed [writtern for Ubuntu 10.10]:
Download and Install Sun Java
- Open Ubuntu Software Center
- From the menu bar, select Edit > Software Sources, then click on the “Other Software” tab
- Enable the Partner repository
- Click “Close, at which point it should reload
- Search for sun-java6-plugin and Install
Now, if you go check out the Plugins tab in the Firefox Add-Ons list, you should see Java listed:
And, if you visit this Sun Microsystems Java page, you can run a quick test to see if your Java is working. If it is, you should see a result like this:
Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new Firefox extension, Firesheep, which will let you essentially eavesdrop on any open Wi-Fi network and capture users’ cookies.
As Butler explains in his post, “As soon as anyone on the network visits an insecure website known to Firesheep, their name and photo will be displayed” in the window. All you have to do is double click on their name and open sesame, you will be able to log into that user’s site with their credentials.
A security researcher has identified a new attack that has infected almost 300,000 webpages with links that direct visitors to a potent cocktail of malicious exploits.
People who visit infected pages receive an invisible link that pulls code from a series of sites tied to 318x .com. The code looks for insecure versions of Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer, and several other Microsoft applications, and when they are detected it exploits them to surreptitiously install malware known as Backdoor.Win3.Buzus.croo. The rootkit-enabled program logs banking credentials and may do other nefarious bidding, Landesman said.
Another program which can help determine if you have all the latest updates and patches for your installed applications is Secunia PSI.