Monday, July 28 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:27:54 GMT
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.Full Story >
A suicidal maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun before killing himself over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in...Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:55:01 GMT
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.Full Story >
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:13 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Java may not be your "cup of tea" but its a programming language used on computers, web browsers and in other places.
It's been around since 1995, well before many people were active internet users. You probably don't know it but many of your devices are java-enabled and they may be vulnerable to cyber criminals.
Because Java has been around so long, cyber criminals love to poke holes in it and have been aggressively fine tuning their tools to hack it.
One of the best known hacks of Java recently was called a "drive by download" where cyber criminals trick programs that use Java to allow files hidden behind websites or links and download quietly in the background.
The makers of Java are working tirelessly to keep their software up to date and to fight off the hackers but as we have learned, cyber criminals go where the action is and Java is a hot area for them. WBTV's cyber expert Theresa Payton shares some quick tips to limit your exposure:
In Less than 5 Minutes try these 2 Quick Tips for Joyful Java:
1. Disabling Java is an option. You can always turn it on just when you absolutely need it. The majority of cyber criminal attacks target browser Java so this is a great first step!
There are great tips at Disable-Java.com
You can disable Java in your web browsers and only turn it on when a website that you trust will not work without it
Computer Operating Systems:
You can disable Java on your home computers - PCs or Macs.
2. Keep your Java up to date
Java just released new improvements for many operating systems and browsers
Computer security company, Sophos' NakedSecurity, has provided step by step instructions on how to disable Java in your web browsers:
Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:58 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
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