Latest Java Update Addresses 40 Security Issues

Oracle(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Oracle recently unveiled the latest Java update – a patch that contains a total of 40 security fixes.

The release is considered critical but also contains “non-security fixes.”

The company routinely releases updates and the next in set to arrive in October.

According to a report from KrebsonSecurtity, 37 of the updates may pertain to an exploit vulnerability that doesn’t require authentication.

Java during the recent past has become increasingly known for its vulnerability to be taken advantage of by viruses. Earlier this year, the U.S. government went so far as to advise people to temporarily disable the platform when a previous issue was discovered.