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Weekend tech reading: Hurried Java update plugs 50 holes

Weekend tech reading: Hurried Java update plugs 50 holes

Oracle has been under increasing pressure in recent months to finally fix the myriad of security flaws that have plagued Java. In an unexpected emergency out-of-band patch released Friday afternoon, Oracle has responded definitively to critics with a massive security patch...

New zero-day vulnerability in Java being widely exploited (Updated)

New zero-day vulnerability in Java being widely exploited (Updated)

Three days after a critical Java vulnarability was widely reported, Oracle has issued an update to shut down the potential exploit and secure browsers using Java. You can update to Java SE 7u11 to secure your PC (or disable Java altogether). The security hole made browsers vulnerable to remote exploits when visiting a malicious website.

OpenOffice forks away from Oracle, now called LibreOffice

The OpenOffice.org project is separating itself from database giant Oracle. OpenOffice.org is now called The Document Foundation, the future of which will be determined by a committee of developers and project managers, taking the responsibility for OpenOffice away from a…

Oracle accuses Google Android of infringing Java patents

Oracle has filed suit against Google for patent and copyright infringement in its Android OS. The filing states that in developing the now three-year-old mobile operating system, the search giant "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property." Oracle…