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Yah I dont think i will trust the update either personally. Just sounds Forced.
New Java patch to fix an exploit, now allows creatures fromt he nether void to enter our plane of existance through portal opened by running a Java game

Oracle is a big company.... and they do enterprise work.


The patch was probably went through at least two levels of testing.
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im inclined to believe this and disbelieve this at the same time.

id rather continue without Java for the time being
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post #193 of 205
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im inclined to believe this and disbelieve this at the same time.
id rather continue without Java for the time being
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Oracle is a big company.... and they do enterprise work.
The patch was probably went through at least two levels of testing.

QFT.

This not some little company with 20 employees.

Java is a massive company with massive resources. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Corporation)

They won't take this exploit lightly. As you can already see.

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post #194 of 205
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Oracle is a big company.... and they do enterprise work.
The patch was probably went through at least two levels of testing.

I am fairly confident the patch will fix it...heh, the timing of it is just suspicious. I can't help but feel like it was an easy fix that could have been done at any time, but they didn't make it a priority until they got some bad press.
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I am fairly confident the patch will fix it...heh, the timing of it is just suspicious. I can't help but feel like it was an easy fix that could have been done at any time, but they didn't make it a priority until they got some bad press.

Again, security researchers generally inform companies months/weeks before they disclose.

Companies do not like off-schedule patches. It's not only Oracle but all the companies that use Java. System Admins now how to do extra work and their is increased risked since this is unplanned.
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Again, security researchers generally inform companies months/weeks before they disclose.
Companies do not like off-schedule patches. It's not only Oracle but all the companies that use Java. System Admins now how to do extra work and their is increased risked since this is unplanned.

Oracle were supposedly told of it in April according to the source. If there was a nondisclosure agreement it may have just ran out and Oracle did a off schedule patch to stop the bad press. They were probably going to have in the next scheduled patch.

However this was a bit of larger vulnerability so they probably should have released it as soon as they had it ready. Which might have been just now. kind of hard to believe that though
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id just like to be certain that this wasnt rushed. if it was it could open up a new can of worms like so many patches do in this world.
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I just got a pop-up saying there's an update for JAVA, should I update? :O
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id just like to be certain that this wasnt rushed. if it was it could open up a new can of worms like so many patches do in this world.

This is Oracle.... they probably missed the last patch schedule but have been sitting on the patch for weeks now.
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Its not that I doubt Oracle specificaly or the fact that you are backing them here rolleyes.gif
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