Guess what? Adobe Flash is being hit with in-the-wild attacks (again); update to latest version to stay safe
Java. Flash. Java. Flash. Java. Flash. It seems like these two take turns in making your system vulnerable to attack. Sometimes they even misbehave at the same time, like today. As mentioned earlier today, two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Java.…Read More »
This is getting old: New zero-day vulnerabilities found in latest versions of Java, including Java 7 Update 15
Still have Java installed on your computer or enabled in your browser? Then you should know new vulnerabilities have been discovered in the latest versions of Java. Again.
The current latest version of Java is Java 7 Update 15, which includes the most recent patch Oracle issues on February 19.…Read More »
I am a firm believer that there are great browsers out there that many of us have not tried. Don’t get me wrong, I like Chrome and Firefox as much as the next guy. That being said, I enjoy using SeaMonkey and Maxthon more.…Read More »
[Windows] Money Manager EX is a free, open-source, cross-platform, and easy-to-use finance management program [Mac OS X, Linux]
Regular readers might recall that we recently reviewed Bodega, a virtual storefront for browsing and selecting cool new apps that you might have otherwise missed out on. Well, I was browsing Bodega’s offerings earlier this week, and I got intrigued by one personal finance app they were featuring.…Read More »
Latest version of Java (7u11) is still vulnerable, Oracle issued an incomplete patch according to experts
Something surprising happened last week. Oracle issued an update (Java 7u11, Java 6u37, Java 5u38, and Java 4u40) in just three days to patch a recently discovered and massively exploited Java vulnerability. And over the weekend, too. As it turns out, Oracle didn’t do a very good job.…Read More »
[Windows] UMPlayer is an excellent portable video and audio player that plays over 270 different audio and video file formats [Mac OS X, Linux]
Have you ever been trying to play a video on…say…Windows Media Player and it comes back with the “this codec not supported” or something along those lines? Well, don’t worry. Many of us have. This is why people are always looking for different video and audio players that naturally support more formats.…Read More »
You know that latest Java exploit that had the world up in arms, with Firefox and Apple blocking Java and U.S. Department of Homeland Security recommending people disable Java? Yeah, well, Oracle has issued updates to Java to address and plug the exploit.…Read More »
Firefox and Apple have blocked Java while U.S. Homeland Security recommends everyone disable it, because of vulnerabilities
Late last year Java was hit with multiple vulnerabilities one after another. Earlier this week another Java exploit was discovered, one that is being actively exploited on the internet by criminals. Due to Java’s seemingly endless security issues, and the fact that the latest exploit is being “massively exploited in the wild”, many (including dotTech) have suggested everyone to uninstall Java or atleast disable it in browser.…Read More »
New Java zero-day exploit hits the internet, is “massively exploited in the wild” — disable Java now!
So you thought Java season was over, eh? Wrong! It is still open season on Java and a brand new, previously unknown bug has been discovered in Java that allows scumbags to install malware on the computers of netizens.
It isn’t entirely clear how this exploit is conducted but it has been tested and confirmed to work on all versions of Java 7 (including the latest Java 7u10); it may or may not work on earlier versions of Java.…Read More »
So you are a Youtube junkie yet you find it annoying to watch Youtube in your browser for multiple reasons, such as the inability to multitask while watching videos. Want to know a better way to watch Youtube videos? Through VLC media player.…Read More »
With today’s built-in redundancy measures, it is much harder to corrupt a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document than it was in the past. However, corruption still happens. What to do when you have a corrupted Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document? If the document is DOCX, XLSX, or PPTX format, then you are in luck — this article provides a data recovery solution.…Read More »
New Java vulnerability in Java 5/6/7 bypasses Java security sandbox, affects 1 billion users worldwide
Is it open season on Java? Or has the season for Java never ended? Who knows. I do know, however, that yet another vulnerability has been discovered in Java. This time the vulnerability affects Java 5, Java 6, and Java 7, meaning roughly one billion users around the world are vulnerable.…Read More »
Password stealing trojan hits Mac OS X and Linux, declared “first in history” to affect both platforms
Russian security firm Doctor Web is reporting the discovery of a password stealing trojan that is taking aim at Mac OS X and Linux. (
Should have bought a Windows.)
According to Doctor Web, the maker of Dr. Web Anti-Virus and related products, the BackDoor.Wirenet.1 trojan (a name Dr.…Read More »
NVIDIA has replied to the recent comments made by Linus Torvalds about the lack of support to Linux by NVIDIA.
While attending a forum hosted in Finland, on June 14, Torvalds spilled out his distaste for the lack of support of Linux by NVIDIA.…Read More »
Linus Torvalds has often been known for his ‘openness’. In a forum hosted by Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship in Otaniemi, Finland on June 14, he shared his thoughts on Nvidia (again).
When asked by a woman about the lack of support from Nvidia for Linux systems, Linus Torvalds expressed his hate for Nvidia, which is one of the largest suppliers of computer chips (largely graphics chips but lately been venturing into processors, too, thanks to Android) in the world.…Read More »
Create mobile (iOS/Android), flash, and HTML5 games with or without code knowledge using StencylWorks
Some posts ago we brought to your knowledge Unity, a heavyweight video game development tool. Now we present you a simpler tool, one that creates 2D games, StencylWorks.
HOW DOES STENCYL… WORKS?
Not sure to be honest. Here at dotTech, as you probably already know, we are not game developers.…Read More »
A few weeks ago we had a good discussion regarding advertisements. There are many dotTechies who are OK with advertisements; but there are also others that are not. Out of those that dislike ads, there are some that block ads and there are some that would like to block ads but don’t know how.…Read More »
Dropbox gives all users 2 GB of free storage. There are ways to increase this free storage to a maximum of 20 GB — such as referring friends, having a .EDU e-mail address, Dropquest, and Getting Started quests. Now there is a new way to get up to 5 GB of additional free Dropbox storage space; and it is as easy as uploading your photos and videos.…Read More »
There is TeamViewer for those that need remote access or remote control or screen sharing capabilities. However, TeamViewer is not ideal for sharing one mouse and one keyboard across multiple computers in a local network. For that purpose there is Synergy.…Read More »
Linux enthusiast are you? Good for you. Mac user? Eh, it is your life. My guess is even as a Linux enthusiast and/or Mac user you are dual-booting with Windows because, frankly, it is extremely hard to ditch the operating system most of the world uses.…Read More »
Add-ons are great. Without a doubt add-ons are one of the most important reasons behind the success of Firefox (and Chrome). The issue is most add-ons are created in the spare time of developers who have day jobs. As such, some add-ons aren’t maintained and become “incompatible” with newer versions of Firefox.…Read More »
Don’t like PrintWhatYouLike, Click2ap, Nuke Everything Enhanced, or Aardvark? Maybe Print Edit is your type of program. Print Edit is an add-on for Firefox that allows users to manually remove content from pages before printing, enabling users to save paper and ink.…Read More »
Tip: Don’t like the latest Firefox releases? Mozilla is still supporting Firefox 3.6 — download it now
Some people have voiced reservations about Firefox’s latest releases — reservations regarding issues like bloated-ness, crashes, and overly fast releases. I myself find since Firefox 4, Firefox has been crashing a lot although stability has seemingly improved since Firefox 8. If you are one of those people that would prefer “the good old days” then you will be happy to hear Mozilla is still supporting Firefox 3.6.x.…Read More »
With the recent rapid releases of Firefox, there may be a desire to test the latest release of FF before upgrading to ensure add-on compatibility, etc. There are many ways to go about testing the latest release of Firefox including using portable versions of FF or installing on a virtual machine.…Read More »
Ever look at a file or folder and wonder why the heck the “size” and “size on disk” are different? Yeah, me too. Until recently I had no idea why these two are different and just brushed it off as some technical mumbo jumbo.…Read More »
Earlier this year I posted an article about how users can download codecs to avoid video/audio playback problems. In the article I mentioned codecs are a handy way to solve the problem of not being able to play specific types of video/audio files but using codecs should be a “last resort” because there are third-party media players that come with codecs built-in; that can play almost all videos/audio files without you having to mess with potentially sensitive areas of your computer.…Read More »