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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

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Google fixes over 100 flaws in Android, many in chipset drivers

Manufacturers can choose between two patch levels, one dedicated to device-specific fixes

Oracle security update includes Java, MySQL, Oracle Database fixes

Several vulnerabilities in Oracle's quarterly patch release are considered critical and could be remotely exploited

Future Java 7 security patches will work on Windows XP despite end of official support

Windows XP users will continues to receive Java 7 security updates until at least April 2015, Oracle says

Oracle releases Java patch update

The Java security Critical Patch Update was due February 19 but Oracle released it February 1. The latest patch addresses up to 50 Java vulnerabilities, most of them related to client-side development.

Apple patches months-old Java bugs

Apple patched nearly 30 Java vulnerabilities in Mac OS X Wednesday, months after Sun, Java's developer, fixed most of the same flaws for other operating systems.

Sun update system exposes users

Sun Microsystems puts Java users at risk by staggering the release of its Java security patches, says security vendor eEye.

Patch an exception-handling framework

This article describes the Patch framework, an exception-handling framework for Java programs. It forces exception handling to remain outside a system's main business logic. In addition, that business logic is not affected when the...

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