Java 8 release schedule delayed for renewed focus on security

ISC Handler Rob V pointed out a blog post from Oracle’s Mark Reinhold stating that Oracle has “mounted an intense effort to address those issues in a series of critical-patch update releases” and that they’ve also upgraded their “development processes to increase the level of scrutiny applied to new code, so that new code doesn’t introduce new…

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April 20, 2013 | by

Java zero day vulnerability actively used in targeted attacks

ZDNet: Security researchers from FireEye, AlienVault, and DeependResearch have intercepted targeted malware attacks utilizing the latest Java zero day exploit. The vulnerability affects Java 7 (1.7) Update 0 to 6. It does not affect Java 6 and below. Based on related reports, researchers were able to reproduce the exploit on Windows 7 SP1 with Java…

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August 27, 2012 | by

Java 6 Update 27 released

Java™ SE 6 Update 27The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_27-b07 (where “b” means “build”). The external version number is 6u27. HighlightsThis update release contains important enhancements for Java applications: Improved performance and stability Certification for Firefox 5 Update release notes: Complete bug fix list:

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August 25, 2011 | by

Java surpasses Adobe kit as most attacked software

Researcher sees ‘unprecedented wave of Java exploitation’ Oracle’s Java framework has surpassed Adobe applications as the most attacked software package, according to a Microsoft researcher who warned she was seeing “an unprecedented wave of Java exploitation.” The spike began in the third-quarter of last year and has climbed steadily since, according to data reported on…

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