Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – August 29, 2012


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Security Warning: Disable Java Now – Java was once touted as the “write once, run anywhere” language. In theory, a single Java program could run on any Java-supporting platform. That dream never quite came to perfection, though, and these days Java is a favorite attack vector for hackers. The Flashback Trojan breached Macintosh computers via a Java vulnerability, for example. Just recently researchers at FireEye reported a new zero-day vulnerability in Java that’s serious enough we should all just disable Java, pending a fix.

Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Android App – Microsoft today made good on an earlier promise and released its first official SkyDrive cloud storage app for Android devices. The new app lets you access and browse all the documents, photos, and other files you have stored on the service right from your Android device. You can also see a list of recently opened documents, and view files that…

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