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Topic: Java

Oracle bundles adware with latest Java for Mac installer

03/05/2015, 10:03 pm

It appears Oracle is bringing its adware wiles to OS X with the latest version of Java for Mac, as the installer comes bundled with the toolbar, which is deceptively set to install itself by default.


Oracle wins key reversal in Java copyright case against Google's Android

05/09/2014, 04:05 pm

After seeing the majority of its Java infringement claims against Android essentially set aside in 2012, Oracle has now won an important reversal on appeal that will allow it to pursue its $1 billion case against Google and potentially an injunction against Android as infringing its Java intellectual property.


Apple adds security enhancements to Java 6 in latest update

06/18/2013, 05:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released a pair of Java SE 6 updates for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion, bringing the usual security, reliability and compatibility improvements to Oracle's software.


Apple updates Safari Web browser and Java plug-ins for OS X

04/16/2013, 05:04 pm

Apple on Tuesday released four Internet-related software updates, including Safari for Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard and two Java for Mac OS X downloads.


Apple and Oracle issue patches for yet another Java zero-day exploit

03/04/2013, 05:03 pm

Apple on Monday released an updated version of Java 6 to plug a hole that can lead to malicious software being installed on an affected user's Mac.


Website responsible for Apple and Facebook breaches reportedly discovered

02/19/2013, 05:02 pm

Following Apple's Tuesday announcement that it was hacked by the same group of attackers who compromised Facebook systems late last week, it now appears that the website responsible for hosting the malware has been discovered.


After being hacked, Apple pushes out Java update to patch security hole

02/19/2013, 04:02 pm

Just hours after Apple announced that it too was victim to a wide-ranging malware attack, the company released a new version of Java for OS X to plug a hole in the software that can be exploited to install malware onto an affected machine.


Oracle patches security issues with Java 7 Update 13

02/01/2013, 04:02 pm

One day after Apple blocked Java 7's latest update from running on OS X, Oracle on Friday released a new version reportedly addressing vulnerabilities seen with the last build.


Apple again blocks latest version of Java through OS X anti-malware system

01/31/2013, 09:01 am

The recently released Java 7 Update 11 has been blocked by Apple through its XProtect anti-malware feature in OS X.


Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly' [update: released]

01/12/2013, 09:01 pm

In response to the discovery of a Java 7 flaw that prompted Apple to disable the software in OS X, Oracle issued a statement saying it is currently working on a fix and will release the patch soon.


Zero-day flaw prompts Apple to block Java 7 from OS X

01/11/2013, 03:01 pm

Apple has disabled the Java 7 plugin on Macs through its OS X anti-malware system, in order to protect users from a potentially serious security issue.


Apple-provided Java plug-in removed with software update

10/16/2012, 06:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday rolled out two Java updates, one for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and another for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the latter offering improved security by uninstalling the Apple-provided Java applet plug-in from all web browsers.


New Java vulnerability affects Macs, could lead to more malware

08/27/2012, 09:08 pm

Researchers announced on Monday that hackers are taking advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Oracle's Java 7, with the newly discovered flaw able to exploit any platform, including Apple's OS X.


New Java malware attacks Apple's OS X along with Windows, Linux

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

A new form of browser-based cross-platform malware can give hackers remote access to computers running Apple's OS X, Microsoft's Windows, and even Linux.


Apple pushes out Java updates to disable automatic applet execution

06/12/2012, 08:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday released two Java updates for OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard which mimic the functionality of a recent Safari update that disables the automatic execution of Java applets.


Oracle releases first Java Development Kit and JavaFX SDK for Mac OS X

04/27/2012, 02:04 pm

One and a half years after Apple announced the depreciation of its edition of Java for the Mac platform, Oracle has announced the availability of its own Java Development Kit and JavaFX Software Development Kit for Mac users.


Google engineers defend source code, email in Oracle lawsuit over Java

04/19/2012, 11:04 pm

Two Google engineers, both of whom formerly worked for Sun, testified on Thursday about their role in developing the Android mobile operating system, defending their current employer from Oracle's accusations that it copied code and admitted internally that it needed to negotiate a license for Java.


Apple issues second OS X Java update this week

04/06/2012, 12:04 am

Apple on Thursday rolled out its second Java update for OS X in less than a week via Software Update.


Apple releases iAd Producer 2.0, Java updates

11/08/2011, 11:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday released the 2.0 version of its iAd producer software, as well as Java updates for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion users.


Apple's iOS unaffected by malware as Android exploits surge 76%

08/24/2011, 12:08 am

A new study has found that iOS remained untouched by malware during the second quarter, while Android faced 76 percent more threats than in the first quarter, making it the most targeted mobile platform.