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Old 30th August 2012, 10:55 PM
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Oracle knew about critical Java flaws since April

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08...w_about_flaws/

closed source for corruption! microshaft, now oracle!

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The critical Java vulnerabilities that have security experts cautioning users to disable Java in their browsers are not new discoveries, a security firm claims. On the contrary, Oracle has known about them for months, and it has probably had a patch ready since before an exploit was discovered in the wild.
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Old 1st September 2012, 01:07 PM
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Re: Oracle knew about critical Java flaws since April

Critical bug in newest Java gives attackers complete control of PCs
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012...n-newest-java/



Java "applets" run in a secure sandbox that prevents them from interacting with sensitive operating-system functions unless authorized.
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