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Java 7 update 10 introduces important new security controls

Java 7 update 10 introduces important new security controls

Last week Oracle released Java 7 update 10 to the world without fixing a single vulnerability. That doesn't mean there aren't serious security improvements though. New settings could make Java users much safer from here forward.

Sophos Techknow - All about Java

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Java brings with it some significant risks, yet for many people, it's "just there on my computer."

In this episode, Duck and Chet tell you All about Java, and help you to make an informed decision in balancing its risks and rewards at work and at home.

Google wins, Oracle loses: Java API case closed - for now

Google wins, Oracle loses: Java API case closed - for now

Oracle sued Google, accusing the search giant's Android platform of infringing the Java-related copyrights and patents that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun in late 2010.

The judgment is out.

Apple pushes out critical Java security update for OS X users

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Oracle published its latest update to the Java Platform in the second week of June, pushing out the impressively-named Java SE 6 1.6.0_26.

Apple has now caught up, and OS X users are strongly advised to apply this latest update.

Oracle Java 6 update 26 available now

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Oracle has released the latest edition of Java today, Java 6u26. It patches 17 remote code execution vulnerabilities and should be deployed as soon as possible.

SSCC 54 - Firefox, MySQL hacked, Comodo and Facebook

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Michael Argast joins Chet for a HUGE Chet Chat this week. They primarily cover Facebook's new SSL/anti-likejacking, Comodo SSL hack, Firefox 4 and the SQL injection attacks against MySQL and Sun/Oracle. Extra: Don't miss the blooper of Chet mistakenly calling this Chet Chat 55... That's next week.

MySQL.com and Sun hacked through SQL injection

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Proving that no website is ever truly secure, it is being reported that MySQL.com has succumbed to a SQL injection attack.