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Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some web apps

A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says

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

Malicious Java app infects Mac, Linux systems with DDoS bot

Cybercrooks are again exploiting Java's cross-platform design to install and spread bots.

Oracle seeks Java performance boost, joins HSA Foundation

The not-for-profit foundation was started last year by Advanced Micro Devices, Qualcomm, ARM Holdings, and other companies.

Bugs and Fixes: updates to Windows iTunes, Java, and Internet Explorer

A fix stops Java from disabling itself, and iTunes for Windows and Internet Explorer get some security tweaks.

Twitter turns to open source to prevent service disruptions

Here's a breakdown on software improvements Twitter made to keep your tweets flowing.

Oracle plugs severe security holes that put systems at hijack risk

Oracle fixed on Tuesday 127 security issues in Java, its database and other products, patching some flaws that could let attackers take over systems.

The future of video games will be in your browser

Chrome is helping companies like Artillery Games develop games on a faster cycle—and give players the ability to enjoy games anytime, anywhere.

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Java called favorite target for hack attacks this year

Java was the most targeted development platform for exploit attacks during the first half of the year, and attacks have increasingly shifted to zero-day vulnerabilities, according to F-Secure's new threat report.

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Microsoft sails past Oracle in bringing Java SE to the cloud

While Oracle CEO Larry Ellison focuses his attention on the America's Cup sailing race, Oracle is rushing to keep up in another race, the one to get its Java SE (Standard Edition) in the cloud.