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Oracle settles with FTC over “deceptive” security updates?

January 5th 2016

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2015/12/oracle-agrees-settle-ftc-charges-it-deceived-consumers-about-java How were Oracle deceptive? By only removing the most recent vulnerable version of Java from user’s computers, leaving older versions in situ. “In 2011, according to the FTC’s complaint, Oracle was aware of the insufficiency of its update process. Internal documents stated that the “Java update mechanism is not aggressive enough or simply not […]

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Active X blocking delayed until September 9th

August 12th 2014

Details here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/06/internet-explorer-begins-blocking-out-of-date-activex-controls.aspx  

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