For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs. With the most recent update of Java for the Mac, Oracle has begun including the same adware as part of a default installation, using the same deceptive techniques.
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A statement by an Oracle executive affirms that Java 7 and updates to it should continue to work on Windows XP. Java 8 is a different story.
Opposition ICT spokesperson Clare Curran claims more than 40,000 New Zealand government computers are still running Windows XP.
UPDATED. The regularly scheduled quarterly security updates for Java on July 15 will not include updates for Windows XP, which is now formally unsupported by Oracle.
There have been some pretty bad vulnerabilities before Heartbleed. Is it really any more severe than CodeRed or Blaster?
Kaspersky Lab has described a bot written entirely in Java which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux. Even the infection method is cross-platform.
The app called Guardian leverages Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services and Bing Maps APIs to enable a "track me" feature. It also has an SOS function that sends out distress messages via SMS, e-mail, or Facebook.
A new long-term study by malware research group AV-Test shows that Adobe's Reader and Flash and all versions of Java are together responsible for a total of 66 percent of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems exploited by malware.
OpenJDK build for Windows Server in Azure is coming next year.
A Java flaw warning announced by Homeland Security this weekend concerns mostly Windows users, as usual. However, some Macs may be vulnerable. Apple and Oracle moved to address the flaw.
Amid a serious security flaw in the latest version of Java 7, where even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned users to disable the plug-in, here's how you do it.
Jason Perlow and Veeam's Rick Vanover discuss the merits of Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone and RIM BlackBerry 10.
It's been about a month since Windows Phone 8 was released and we are now seeing the first update roll out that addresses a few nagging issues.
BlackBerry 10 looks like the offspring of an Android and Microsoft Windows Phone one-night stand gone awry. But that's ok because RIM still has assets worth pondering.
What does beleaguered device maker RIM need to do to halt BlackBerry's slide? The key lies in whether it gets developer relations right and fends off fragmentation with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.
Microsoft has outlined the main third-party software through which cross-platform attacks Windows, Mac, and Linux computers: old vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe PDF applications, and Microsoft Office.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins calling Microsoft's Windows Phone strategy confusing is a pot calling kettle black moment.
RIM needs to make sure it has the fundamentals in place if it wants to be a player in the smartphone market. That means it needs to learn the same lesson that Microsoft did a few years back.
The analyst house has highlighted a two-percent year-on-year drop in quarterly sales of handsets, although it says smartphone sales are continuing to shoot up
Microsoft's decision to base Windows Phone on WinRT may give RIM an advantage with BlackBerry 10.
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