Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 22:20 UTC
Mac OS X Six months ago, a certain security flaw in Java was fixed by Sun. This flaw was present in OpenJDK, GIJ, icedtea and Sun's JRE, but it got fixed in those. There's one important shipping Java implementation that still has not been fixed to remove this security flaw: Apple's Java.
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Costs too much
by 3rdalbum on Wed 20th May 2009 08:30 UTC
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2008-05-26

A few years ago, Apple was releasing a new version of their JRE every month to fix security problems... because of course Apple can't be trusted to do anything securely in the first place. I guess they got sick of constantly working on Java, and so they're ignoring the problems.

I'd like to see widespread coverage of this, it might make Apple pull its head in a bit.

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RE: Costs too much
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 20th May 2009 08:48 in reply to "Costs too much"
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2005-06-29

I'd like to see widespread coverage of this, it might make Apple pull its head in a bit.


Don't count on it. Apple websites will systematically ignore this, and take a guess where the truly major sites get their Mac news from...

Bingo.

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RE[2]: Costs too much
by majipoor on Wed 20th May 2009 09:12 in reply to "RE: Costs too much"
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2009-01-22

MacGeneration which is a well known french Apple site has an article about it.

Don't assume too much when you don't know.

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RE[2]: Costs too much
by bousozoku on Wed 20th May 2009 19:53 in reply to "RE: Costs too much"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23


Don't count on it. Apple websites will systematically ignore this, and take a guess where the truly major sites get their Mac news from...

Bingo.


Well, it's on MacRumors and CNBC, the financial network watches MR closely so others will likely take notice.

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RE[2]: Costs too much
by macUser on Wed 20th May 2009 20:02 in reply to "RE: Costs too much"
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2006-12-15