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Apple updates Java for Mac

Cupertino recently updated a security component for OS X. However, company's recommended best practice is still to disable Java in Safari.

September 1, 2013

Sun would have paid for a Java phone: Schwartz

In what might be one of the most anticipated appearances of the Oracle-Google trial thus far, former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz testified on behalf of Google at the US District Court on Thursday morning.

April 26, 2012

New Java trojan and old MS Word vulnerabilities need patching

According to fresh warnings by security vendor Intego, another Java vulnerability is attacking Macs that haven't been patched with Apple's Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7, released earlier this month. Meanwhile, the security analysts warned that many copies of older versions of MS Word haven't been patched and are being infected.

April 22, 2012

How big a security risk is Java? Can you really quit using it?

As OS vendors get better about patching their own flaws, malware authors are increasingly turning to third-party code to get their dirty work done, and Java is high on the list. It's easy to say, "Just don't use Java," but what if a program you use requires it? I've got a list of problem apps and solutions.

April 9, 2012

Quick protection for older Macs from the Flashback trojan

Most modern Macs have Java installed, so they could be vulnerable to the Flashback. While Apple posted a security fix for Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, there are many millions of Macs running older software. Still there's an easy way to prevent a Java drive-by attack, besides pulling the plug.

April 8, 2012

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