Security holes in Java applet code are being exploited by online criminals, who are using these to distribute computer malware. Java malware has been on the rise since 2010, and it is being used to exploit Windows systems at an increasing rate.
To protect yourself, it's recommended that you do not disable automatic Java updates and always load all patches that are issued for Java. There has also been an increase in clickjacking, which is malware that tricks users into raising the rankings of infected sites on search engines and social networks. For example, the Trojan.JS.Clickjack.A generates Facebook "Likes" on primed sites, without the user noticing. This type of malware will continue to be an issue for social networks and search engines in this year. Trojan.Wimad.Gen.1 is the most serious malware threat at the moment. It is an audio file that is mainly distributed via P2P networks.
The release of Coverity Integrity Control has been made by Coverity Incorporated, leader in software integrity programming. This is the latest in program code governance, enabling software development organisations to set policies for code security and quality, also go onto handle, oversee and revert on these protocols when the code is examined.
Utilizing this, firms can spontaneously handle and implement standard code program checking protocols over in-house development groups, development groups that have been outsourced, and softwares supplied by 3rd party providers, gathering in-depth knowledge in development risk over the supply chains of softwares.
"Lack of governance has put the revenue and reputations of Global 2000 brands at risk, Coverity Integrity Control addresses this by enabling companies govern and manage their program code. Coverity extends our technology leadership with this code governance product," said Anthony Bettencourt, Coverity CEO.
Zend technologies have teamed up with Adobe to build Flash Builder 4.5, which will provide a single integrated code to make developers' life easier. Its main aim is to help developers use a single code for building different application using PHP for diverse OS. The combination of Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 and Zend Studio 8, in addition to the single code base, will let the developers create rich internet applications within a single framework.
Zend has been involved in distribution of PHP along with support software and code and has been partnering with Adobe since 2008. Adobe officials said that over131 million smartphones will need Flash Player this year, and a single integrated code base for differ smartphones will make developing apps easier.
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