Oracle patches a hole in Java 7 that allowed hackers to hijack computers for botnets. The fix comes after a warning from the Department of Homeland Security.
Oracle patched the hole in Java 7 that allows hackers to secretly download malware to your computer today, in an uncharacteristic update to its software. But it seems the company knew about the issue far longer than the rest of us.
A new vulnerability in Java 7 may let hackers attack Apple computers, bringing back memories of the recent Flashback trojan that may have been stealing up to $10,000 a day in ad revenue.