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Week in Geek: Java Becomes New No. 1 Attack Target Edition

This week we learned how to secure a Linux PC by encrypting the hard drive, become familiar with the toolbox in Photoshop, improve battery life in Windows 7 with the built-in power troubleshooter, become familiar with the panels in Photoshop, print files from anywhere via any device with Dropbox, and more.

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The Geek Note

That is all the treats that we have for you this week. Happy Halloween everyone! Remember to keep those great tips coming in to us at tips@howtogeek.com.

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Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/31/10

Comments (4)

  1. Hatryst

    Happy Halloween to the Geeks at HTG !

    P.S. Java under attack, it means the Mac is also at stake now…!

  2. Hatryst

    @Hatryst: Sshhhhh….don’t reveal the secret :D

  3. Pateriska

    I too have experienced attacks perpetrated through Java…twice. Both times they were identified during my weekly security scanning by Microsoft Security Essentials. Since I use Java daily, I am considering scanning daily. This eases my mind about Java. I was having misgivings about using it. Thanks for the info. I am not very savvy when it comes to all the info available on your website, but I read it daily nonetheless. I have discovered valuable information and always find it interessting. You guys are great!

  4. miki

    ha ha….. someone, 1/2 years ago said:
    java is the best secure tecnology because use a virtual machine.
    Was not true, nobody attack java so it seems secure.

    someone now say mac is secure, linux is secure…Blah
    nobody attack them so the seems to be secure

    (sorry for my bad eng)

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