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Java, turn me off !

Well at least disable for now.

A zero day vulnerability has raised its head above the security parapet for Java.

Millions of devices worldwide use Java (as we are reminded when installing or updating) something that Oracle should be very proud of – but currently something it should be very uncomfortable about !!

It could be a little while before the patch cycle catches up to fix this problem, so the advice is to disable Java until an official update is released to close this hole.

For more on this, head on over to the Register for more.

A video demonstrating an easy PoC (Proof of concept) is available via YouTube

Oracle seeks $billion lawsuit

It’s no secret Oracle are out to get what they feel is justified in its lawsuit against Google. It has been claimed Google has infringed Oracle’s Java patents (which Oracle purchased from Sun Microsystems as part of an acquisition back in January 2010) of which parts are used in it’s Android smartphone operating system. Figures in excess of $6 billion have been banded about, however Google has hit back stating it “a breathtaking figure that is out of proportion to any meaningful measure of the intellectual property at issue.”

So what is next in line for Android ?, this is not the only attack on the giants smartphone OS. Just recently Android developers were targeted by Lodsys over claimed patent infringements along with Apple over it’s in-app purchase.