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  • 12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: Official 5 days ago

    Jemblung: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said. Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java...
  • Indonesia: 21 die, 74 go missing in boat capsize September 27, 2013

    A boat carrying asylum seekers heading to Australia sank in the waters off West Java in Indonesia on Friday, killing at least 21 people and leaving 74 others missing, a local military officer said. The boat carrying 120 people from Pakistan and Lebanon was hit and pushed by huge waves in...
  • Oracle fixes 42 holes in Java to revive security confidence April 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp released a major security update on Tuesday for the version of Java programming language that runs inside Web browsers to make it a less popular target for hackers. The patch fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java, including "the vast majority" of those that have been rated as the...
  • First Facebook, then Apple and now Microsoft's computers hacked February 23, 2013

    Seattle: Microsoft said on Friday a small number of its computers, including some in its Mac software business unit, were infected with malware, but there was no evidence of customer data being affected and it is continuing its investigation. The world's largest software company said the security intrusion was "similar" to...
  • Hackers who targeted Facebook attack Apple, infect Macs February 20, 2013

    Boston: Apple was recently attacked by hackers who infected Macintosh computers of some employees, the company said Tuesday in an unprecedented disclosure describing the widest known cyber attacks targeting Apple computers used by corporations. Unknown hackers infected the computers of some Apple workers when they visited a website for software developers...
  • Facebook describes how the hacking incident happened February 16, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook is getting an unwelcome look at the shady side of the hacking culture that CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates. Intruders recently infiltrated the systems running the world's largest online social network but did not steal any sensitive information about Facebook's more than 1 billion users, according to a blog...
  • Apple blocks Java on Macs due to security threat February 1, 2013

    New York: Some Mac users were taken by surprise on Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems. Java allows programmers to write a wide variety of Internet applications and other software programs and run them on most...
  • Oracle says Java is fixed; US says Java still risky January 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the US Department of Homeland Security last week. Even after the patch was issued, the federal agency continued to recommend that users disable Java in their Web...
  • Oracle updates Java, security experts say bugs remain January 14, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes. The software maker released the update just days after the US Department of Homeland Security...
  • Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw January 13, 2013

    Boston: Oracle Corp said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its widely used Java software after the US Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable the program in web browsers because criminal hackers are exploiting a security bug to attack PCs. "A fix will be...
  • US government advises computer users to disable Java January 12, 2013

    Washington: The US Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks. The recommendation came in an advisory issued late Thursday, following up on concerns raised by computer security experts. Experts believe hackers have found a flaw in Java's...
  • 'Java is a mess. It's not secure. You have to disable it' January 11, 2013

    Boston: Computer users are being advised by security experts to disable Oracle's widely used Java software after a security flaw was discovered in the past day that they say hackers are exploiting to attack computers. "Java is a mess. It's not secure," said Jaime Blasco, Labs Manager with AlienVault Labs. "You...
  • Apple drops Java from Mac OS X October 20, 2012

    Boston: Apple is removing old versions of Oracle's Java software from Internet browsers on the computers of its customers when they install the latest update to its Mac operating system. Apple, which has previously included Java with installations of Mac OS X, announced the move on its support site. It said...
  • Oracle fixes Java bugs that expose PCs to hackers August 31, 2012

    Redwood Shores: Oracle Corp repaired bugs in its widely used Java software on Thursday, several days after several computer security experts found flaws that they said opened PCs to attacks by hackers. Warnings about the bugs began emerging over the weekend, unnerving businesses and consumers scrambling to fend off growing threats...
  • Latest Java software opens PCs to hackers August 28, 2012

    Boston: Computer security firms are urging PC users to disable Java software in their browsers, saying the widely installed, free software from Oracle Corp opens machines to hacker attacks and there is no way to defend against them. The warnings, which began emerging over the weekend from Rapid7, AlienVault and other...
  • 6.1 quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami threat June 4, 2012

    Jakarta: A strong earthquake off Indonesia's coast caused tall buildings to sway in the capital on Monday afternoon, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami. No damage or casualties were immediately reported. Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency put the preliminary magnitude of the quake at 6.1. It hit 121...
  • Oracle probes Google engineer about key email April 20, 2012

    San Francisco: A Google engineer, testifying in a highstakes trial pitting Oracle Corp against Google Inc, denied that he referred to Oracle or any other company when he wrote in an email that Google should take a license to use the Java programming language. The trial entered its fourth day on...
  • Oracle trial against Google set for April March 14, 2012

    California: A US judge scheduled a trial between Oracle Corp and Google Inc for April 16, 2012, over claims Google violated Oracle's intellectual property rights relating to the Java programming language, according to a ruling on Tuesday. The trial is set to take place in a San Francisco federal court. Oracle sued...
  • Oracle can use Google email in patent case: Judge October 21, 2011

    San Francisco: Oracle Corp may use an internal Google Inc email Google fought to keep under wraps in a high stakes patent case over the Java programming language, a US judge has ruled. Oracle sued Google last year, alleging the Web search leader's Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle's Java patents. In...
  • Facebook launches an app for every phone July 13, 2011

    New Delhi: In an effort to further expand its reach, Facebook has released an application that will run on over 2,500 Java enabled mobile phones. The Every Phone app includes Facebook's most popular features, such as, News Feed, Inbox, and Photos. It also allows users to upload photos to Facebook...
  • Quake hits Indonesia, buildings shake in Jakarta April 5, 2011

    Jakarta: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital Jakarta, the country's quake agency said. The agency said the quake was at a depth of 23 kilometers and about 83 kilometers southeast of Ujungkulon on Java island. ...
  • Indonesian military plane crashes, 68 feared dead May 20, 2009

    Jakarta: An Indonesian military plane carrying more than 100 people crashed and burst into flames on Wednesday, killing at least 68 people, officials said. Dozens of people were injured and more were feared dead, with local television flashing footage of fire engulfing the wreckage and soldiers carrying bodies on stretchers....
  • Powerful earthquake rocks Java, no casualties August 9, 2007

    Jakarta (Indonesia): A powerful earthquake rocked the denselypopulated Indonesian island of Java on Wednesday violently shaking tall buildings and sending panicked residents into the streets. However, there have been no reports of injuries. The quake, measured at magnitude 7.5 by the US Geological Survey, struck shortly after midnight in a part...
  • Ship sinks off Java, 109 rescued December 31, 2006

    Semarang (Indonesia): Navy ships scoured the rough Java Sea on Sunday in search of survivors from a ferry that sank in a storm off central Indonesia, leaving more than 500 people missing, officials said. More than a day after the accident, 109 survivors had been rescued, Transport Minister Hatta Radjasa...
  • Ship with 600 sinks off Indonesia December 31, 2006

    Jakarta (Indonesia): A crowded Indonesian ferry broke apart and sank in the Java Sea during a violent storm that sent towering waves over its deck, and the vast majority of the 600 passengers were still missing a day later, officials said on Saturday. Raging seas have hampered rescue efforts and about...