Oracle settles with FTC over Java updates

In 2015, Oracle and the US Federal Trade Commission settled charges that Oracle had compromised users' security by failing to remove older versions of Java SE from their computers when the software was updated. The software was installed on more than 850 million computers as of August 2014; Oracle acquired Java in 2010. Over the previous few years, Java had been widely criticised for the security risks of running the software.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/12/oracle-lifelock-settle-ftc-deception-charges/

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/09/researchers-oracles-java-security-fails/

tags: Oracle, Java, updates, software, FTC, regulatory actions

Writer: Brian Krebs

Publication: KrebsonSecurity