Oracle Updates Java But Security Experts Say Bugs Remain
Reuters, By: Jim Finkle
released an emergency update to its Java software for surfing the Web on
Sunday, but security experts said the update fails to protect PCs from
attack by hackers intent on committing cyber crimes.
The software maker released the
update just days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged
PC users to disable the program because of bugs in the software that
were being exploited to commit identity theft and other crimes.
failure to quickly secure the software means that PCs running Java in
their browsers remain vulnerable to attack by criminals seeking to steal
credit-card numbers, banking credentials, passwords and commit other
types of computer crimes.