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Google 'Android N' Will Not Use Oracle's Java APIs

Google 'Android N' Will Not Use Oracle's Java APIs

December 30, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Google appears to be no longer using Java application programming interfaces (APIs) from Oracle in future versions of its Android mobile operating system, and switching to an open source alternative instead. Google will be making use of OpenJDK – an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK) – for future Android builds. This was first highlighted by a "mysterious Android codebase commit" submitted to Hacker News. However, Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the upcoming Android N will use OpenJDK, rather its own implementation of the Java APIs. Google and Oracle have been fighting it out for years in a lawsuit, and it is hard to imagine that such a massive change is not related to the search engine giant's ongoing legal dispute with Oracle, however. What Google and Oracle are Fighting About The dispute started when Oracle sued Google for copyright in 2010, claiming that Google improperly used a part of its programming language
Oracle Ordered to Publicly Admit Misleading Java Security Updates

Oracle Ordered to Publicly Admit Misleading Java Security Updates

December 22, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security issues have long tantalized over 850 Million users that have Oracle's Java software installed on their computers. The worst thing is that the software was not fully updated or secure for years, exposing millions of PCs to attack. And for this reason, Oracle is now paying the price. Oracle has been accused by the US government of misleading consumers about the security of its Java software. Oracle is settling with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that it " deceived " its customers by failing to warn them about the security upgrades. Java is a software that comes pre-installed on many computers and helps them run web applications, including online calculators, chatrooms, games, and even 3D image viewing. Oracle Left Over 850 Million PCs at Risk The FTC has issued a press release that says it has won concessions in a settlement with Oracle over its failure to uninstall older and insecure Java SE software from customer PCs u
Here's Top 10 Popular Programming Languages used on GitHub

Here's Top 10 Popular Programming Languages used on GitHub

August 21, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Open Source is the Future of the computer science world! On Wednesday, the popular coding website GitHub shared a graph that gives a closer look at the popularity of different programming languages used on its code sharing website that lets anyone edit, store, and collaborate on software code. Since its launch in 2008, GitHub saw various programming languages picking up momentum, as shown in the graph below. An insight into what GitHub is… GitHub is a web-based repository that operates on the functionality of a 'Git,' which is strictly a command-line tool. With 10 Million users as of today, the platform has become the primary source of housing open source software that is free of cost available to the world at large. A look at the picture of programming trends on GitHub over recent years is actually a look at how the computer world is evolving. Top 10 Programming Languages Here are the Top 10 Programming Languages on GitHub today: JavaS
Oracle releases 169 Updates, Including 19 Patches for JAVA Vulnerabilities

Oracle releases 169 Updates, Including 19 Patches for JAVA Vulnerabilities

January 21, 2015Mohit Kumar
Get Ready to update your Java program as Oracle has released its massive patch package for multiple security vulnerabilities in its software. The United States software maker Oracle releases its security updates every three months on Tuesday, which it referred to as " Critical Patch Updates " (CPU). Yesterday, Oracle released its first quarterly CPU-date of this year, issuing a total of 169 security fixes for hundreds of its products including Java, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager and MySQL. The security update for Oracle's popular browser plug-in Java addresses vulnerabilities in the software, 14 of which could be remotely exploitable without authentication, that means an attacker wouldn't need a username and password to exploit them over a network. Four Java flaws were marked most severe and received a score of 10.0 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) , the most critical ranking. Nine other Java flaws given a CVSS Base Score of 6.0
Cross Platform Trojan builder distributed on underground forums

Cross Platform Trojan builder distributed on underground forums

February 14, 2013Mohit Kumar
A Cross platform back door ' Frutas ' remote access tool (RAT) is available for download on many forums from January 2013. This Trojan builder is completely written in Java. Recently, Symantec experts analyse that Frutas RAT allows attackers to create a connect-back client JAR file to run on a compromised computer. The back door builder provides some minor obfuscation, which allows the attacker to use a custom encryption key for some of the embedded back door functionality. Once a backdoor connection is established, the RAT server alerts the attacker and allows them to perform various back door functions on the compromised computer i.e Browse file systems, Download and execute arbitrary files, Perform denial of service attacks, Open a specified website in a browser. According to Symantec only 2 out of the 46 vendors from Virus Total are detecting it as a threat.
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