Oracle Java Popularity Sliding, Reports New Relic

InfoWorld reports that "While still the industry's leading Java distribution, Oracle Java's popularity is half what it was just two years ago, according to a report from application monitoring company New Relic." (With the usual caveat that data from New Relic's...

Security Firm Blumira Discovers Major New Log4j Attack Vector

Previously, one assumption about the 10 out of 10 Log4j security vulnerability was that it was limited to exposed vulnerable servers. We were wrong. The security company Blumira claims to have found a new, exciting Log4j attack vector. ZDNet reports: According to...

Microsoft Brings JavaScript To Excel

Microsoft announced an update to Excel that brings a new JavaScript API to the venerable spreadsheet app. "With this new API, developers will be able to create custom data types and functions based on them," reports TechCrunch. From the report: "Customers will be able...

About 26% of All Malicious JavaScript Threats Are Obfuscated

Akamai researchers have analyzed 10,000 JavaScript samples including malware droppers, phishing pages, scamming tools, Magecart snippets, cryptominers, etc. At least 26% of them use some form of obfuscation to evade detection, indicating an uptick in the adoption of...