Security Tips - How to Unplug Java from the Browser

How to Unplug Java from the Browser — Krebs on Security: "For Windows users: Mozilla Firefox: From the main menu select Add-ons, and then disable any plugins with the word “Java” in them. Restart the browser. Google Chrome: Click the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the browser window, then select Settings. In the search results box to the right in the next screen, type “Java”. A box labeled “Content settings” should be highlighted. Click that, and then scroll down to the Plug-ins section. Click the “Disable individual plug-ins” link, find Java in the list, and click the disable link next to it. Internet Explorer: Apparently, getting Java unplugged from Internet Explorer is not straightforward. The U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team (USCERT) lists the following steps, which may or may not completely remove Java from IE:"

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union : Phone Fraud: "Tips for handling suspicious callers - Never give private information, such as your Social Security number, account or credit card numbers, passwords, etc. over the phone unless you initiated the call. If you receive an automated call or a call from someone claiming to be a credit union employee and they ask for your account information (such as your credit card number, account number, etc.) do not give them any information. Even if the caller has one identifying piece of information (such as your Social Security number), the call is not legitimate. Do not provide any additional account information or any sensitive or personal information. The credit union will not call you and ask for this information. Don't agree to any offer or prize where you have to pay a registration or shipping fee, or send money, to claim the "prize." Don't be pressured to make an immediate decision."

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Greenville News
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Petri: A Cyber Monday hangover
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I frequently forget my parents' birthdays, the president who came after Chester A. Arthur and the words of "The Charge of the Light Brigade," but never my three-digit security code. Those simple numbers are engraved on my heart. I need them to buy ...

Cyber threats raise security spending
EE Times India
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UK cyber security - fragmented and failing
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