News tagged ‘java’

Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013

Would You Like a Side of Junkware with Your Java?

Would You Like a Side of Junkware with Your Java?

Not only is Java notoriously insecure, it seems that Oracle is packing third-party apps to install alongside with Java and its updates. Ed Bott of Zdnet has unearthed that third-party software is always included with Java's automatic updater for Windows, specifically the Ask Toolbar and McAfee Security Scanner.

Monday, 21 Jan 2013

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.

Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012

New Trojan Malware Dockster Hits Mac Users

New Trojan Malware Dockster Hits Mac Users

After Flashback showed the world the vulnerabilities Apple computers had, Dockster is the new malware on the block. The backdoor trojan is targeting mac users disguised as a Dalai Lama related website.

Friday, 31 Aug 2012

Oracle Issues Emergency Patches for Zero-Day Java Exploits

Oracle Issues Emergency Patches for Zero-Day Java Exploits

Oracle has just released emergency software patches to address critical vulnerabilities of Java, running in web browsers on desktops. According to Computerworld, the impetus behind the company's quick actions is the increasing scale of hackers' operations to exploit these vulnerabilities.

Friday, 13 Apr 2012

Apple Pushes Out Java Security Updates (Updated)

Apple Pushes Out Java Security Updates (Updated)

Apple has just released Java for OS X Lion 2012–003 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 8. Available for Mac OS X 10.7.3 Lion and 10.6.8 Snow Leopard, they remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware, and supersede all previous versions of Java for OS X Lion and Java for Mac OS X 10.6.

Monday, 16 Aug 2010

Google Responds to Oracle Java Lawsuit

Google Responds to Oracle Java Lawsuit

Google has responded to Oracle's Java lawsuit against its Android operating system, calling it 'baseless' and vowing to contest it in courts.

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