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Oracle Roasted Over Coals For Java Security, Update Installer Hijinks

Remember that emergency Java patchOracle rushed out earlier this month in response tocritical security vulnerabilities? Turns out it didn't work so good. The real security issues, according to some security experts, lie in the Java code itself and could necessitate a rewrite. If that weren't enough, turns out Oracle is bundling the Ask Toolbar and McAfee Security Scanner into its critical Java updates, and Oracle's actually making money by tricking people into downloading the software, as reported by Ed Bott of ZDnet.


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