To overcome the recent security loop holes of Java, software giant Oracle Corp. has released a new and updated version of Java Programming Language that runs inside Web browsers and protects it hackers and hacking.
The updated version fixes 42 vulnerabilities within Java that includes some critical security threats. Moreover, Java Programming Language was facing some major security issues in the Java plug-in for browsers by the researchers and the hackers, which also includes some criminal groups, who used the loopholes for security breach.
Earlier this year, in a major hacking incident, a number of computers including Microsoft Corp's Windows and Apple software, which is used by a number of companies including Facebook Inc, Apple Inc and Twitter were infected.
The situation went worse when US Department of Homeland Security recommended the computer users to disable Java in the browser following the security concerns. However, many companies run their internal software based on Java Programming Language and thus put pressure on Oracle to update the language in order to make it safe.
In the latest version of the language, sites would only be allowed to force the small programmes known as Java Applets to run in the browser, when they have been digitally signed.
Oracle is basically a database software and applications company, which acquired Java after buying Sun Microsystems in 2010. Java is Oracle's largest endeavor appealing the mass market as the Java programming language runs on gadgets like desktops, laptops, telephones and other devices and also on servers.
Last year in 2012, according to the security software maker Kaspersky Lab, Java crossed Adobe Systems Inc's Reader software as the most vulnerable software in terms of attack. It accounted for the 50 percent of total cyber attack last year. Java was followed by Adobe Reader percent, Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer percent.
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