A new (or old?) heretofore undiscovered security hole has been found in Java.
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Oracle‘s recent patch to cobble up a fix for Java’s security hole is out. OK.
To boot, reports are circulating that out in the world, a fake patch is actually ANOTHER infection. Good grief.
So the sordid saga of Java stewardship under Harry Ellison’s Oracle slithers on…meanwhile, cable TV is rolling out a new reality program – “PC Java Wars” Rescue will NOT arrive on the giant Catamaran zig-zagging back and forth offshore.
Researchers (in a Threatpost report) say not only is the patch weak, ineffective, and an embarrassment but they went ahead and doubled down.
They have dug up another one while scanning the first.
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