Cupertino recently updated a security component for OS X. However, company's recommended best practice is still to disable Java in Safari.
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Apple has offered a Java fix for users of one of its older OS X operating systems.
Java web plugins get the boot from OS X for a second time in a month.
Oracle has released a security update to Java on the OS X that's recommended for all users, but it doesn't mean that it's totally secure, either.
Like it or loathe it, Oracle has been in charge of Java for two and a half years now, and things are looking good, according to the analyst house IDC
Over the weekend, lawyers for both Oracle and Google filed several motions that could either speed up the case at the US District Court of Northern California, or plunge it into a much longer, messier trial.
While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.
The jury in the copyright phase of the epic court battle has decided that Google did infringe on Oracle's copyright in Android, but has left it to the judge to decide if Google was covered by fair use
The same Java vulnerability used in the infamous Flashback malware is now being used as an attack vector for a single piece of malware that can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.
Oracle has released its first versions of the Java Development Kit and JavaFX software development kit for the Mac OS X operating system.JavaFX 2.
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.
In what could be a major blow to Oracle's case against Google, former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz defends openness of Java language and APIs at court.
Google's senior vice president of mobile, Andy Rubin, took the stand on Monday afternoon during the ongoing intellectual property trial between Google and Oracle.
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.
A look at Google's presentation outlining how it will fight back against Oracle's claims that it owes money for copying Java code
A selection of slides from Oracle's 91-page presentation to court, designed to push its claim that Google needs to pay it billions of dollars for using Java technology in Android
Oracle's chief architects for Java explain the value of the language and its related APIs after the acquisition from Sun Microsystems.
The crux of Google's argument: Oracle and Sun failed to monetize Java on the mobile front and now is trying to use the courts to achieve what they couldn't do in the marketplace.
A second variant of the Mac OS X Trojan referred to as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a or SX/Sabpab-A is exploiting a Microsoft Word security hole, not the usual Java vulnerabilities used before.
In its ongoing battle against the widespread Flashback malware attack, Apple has released a standalone removal tool. The utility is available only for users of the most recent version of OS X who have chosen not to install Java.
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