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Oregon withholds $25.6M from Oracle after health exchange website woes
Oregon is holding back $25.6 million in payments from Oracle over work the vendor did on the state's troubled health care exchange website.
Microsoft extends Dynamics ERP; adds support for Azure cloud
Microsoft has completed a series of moves aimed at making its Dynamics AX ERP software a more viable option for large enterprises, and plans to showcase them this week during the Convergence conference in Atlanta.
Calif. auditor sees trouble for massive, Accenture-led Oracle ERP project
A major Oracle PeopleSoft ERP (enterprise resource planning) software project in California led by Accenture is running well over schedule and budget, according to the state's auditor.
Oracle creates suite of marketing software
After spending billions to acquire a series of marketing-related software companies, Oracle is now undergoing the process of creating a unified suite it can take to battle against competing offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Microsoft.
Oracle software on Microsoft Azure gets a general availability date
Oracle's database, WebLogic application server and Java programming language will soon be generally available on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud service, marking a major milestone in the high-profile partnership the vendors announced in June 2013.
Oracle 12c database to get speedy SAP certification
There's some good news for the many SAP customers who use Oracle's database underneath SAP applications. Breaking from tradition, SAP will certify its software for the initial major release of the Oracle 12c database.
ERP system 'difficulties' force network equipment provider to delay quarterly filing
Microwave networking equipment maker Aviat Networks was forced to delay filing its second-quarter earnings report due to "unexpected difficulties" with a newly installed ERP system.
Oracle's HCM software is 'all about the people,' Ellison says
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison relied on a time-tested bromide to sell a conference crowd on the vendor's array of HCM applications on Thursday.
Ellison: Facebook is the new model for business applications
Modern business applications need a social network at their core and should be so easy to use that even a CEO can figure them out, said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals
Look out Amazon, Larry Ellison has got his eye on you.
On-premises ERP systems will soon get the 'legacy' label
The highly customized ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems in place at companies around the world are looking a bit long in the tooth, to the point where by 2016 it will be common practice to refer to them as "legacy" software, according to analyst firm Gartner.
Microsoft-backed lobbying groups blast talk of Google-EU deal
A pair of organizations with ties to Microsoft today slammed a report that Google and European antitrust regulators were set to strike a deal without running it by them.
Oracle broadens legal fight against third-party Solaris support providers
Oracle is continuing its legal battle against third-party software support providers it alleges are performing such services in a manner that violates its intellectual property.
Judge dismisses part of Oracle suit against Solaris support firms
A federal judge has tossed out part of a lawsuit Oracle filed against third-party support providers Terix and Maintech, in what could set a precedent for similar cases.
How IT Can Support Reputation Management in Our Social Age
Oracle was in the news for the wrong reason this week when a former employee filed a lawsuit alleging the firm is racist. The incident provides some lessons in image and reputation management in our age of social media and 24-hour news cycles. As it turns out, IT departments can help protect the brand.
Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases
Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back
Oracle preps 147 security patches, including 36 for Java
Oracle is about to release one of its largest security patch batches in recent memory, with some 147 fixes coming Tuesday for vulnerabilities in Java SE, its flagship database, business applications and assorted other products.
Oracle buys maker of software-defined networking tech
Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs, in a strike against competitors such as Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Oracle thinks global with its social media analysis software
Oracle has broadened the number of languages its social media analysis software supports, in a bid to appeal to enterprises with operations and customers across the world.
Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store
If recent history is any indication, 2014 will be a busy year for the enterprise applications industry as vendors jockey for position and customers ponder moves from legacy ERP and CRM implementations to cloud-based services. Here's a look at what some of the sector's main players are likely to do as the year unfolds.
SaaS predictions for 2014
While the bulk of enterprise software is still deployed on-premises, SaaS continues to undergo rapid growth. Gartner has said the total market will top $22 billion through 2015, up from more than $14 billion in 2012.
Oracle to buy marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion
Oracle is set to acquire business-to-consumer marketing software vendor Responsys for $1.5 billion in a bid to flesh out its own capabilities as well as strike back at rivals such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft.
Oracle's Q2 profits down 1 percent, revenue up 2 percent to $9.3 billion
Oracle's second-quarter revenue rose 2 percent to US$9.3 billion while net income dropped 1 percent to $2.6 billion, with new software license and cloud subscription revenue flat and hardware product revenue continuing a long slide.
How to Win the IT Infrastructure and Operations Talent War
The future of your organization rests in the hands of your Infrastructure and Operations talent. Gartner lays out a battle plan to win the war for those tech pros.
Oracle launches revved-up new version of Exadata
Oracle has launched the fifth version of its Exadata database appliance, claiming the release provides in many areas double the performance of previous-generation machines.
Business Process Management Provides Agility in Lean Times
When financial times are tough, the capability to streamline business processes, improve efficiency and achieve agility would appeal to any company. That's why firms today are increasingly finding new and sometimes unique ways to use BPM tools.
Oracle becomes sponsor of OpenStack Foundation
Oracle is now a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and plans to weave parts of the open-source infrastructure platform into its own products, saying it will give customers more flexibility and options for managing clouds.
Oracle may get new chance to show Google infringed on Java copyrights
Oracle's copyright case against Google's Android OS appeared to gain new life this week after a federal appeals court judge poked holes in Google's defense.
Oracle adds DTrace debugger to its Linux distribution
Oracle has fully integrated the long-awaited Linux DTrace debugging tool into the latest release of its Linux distribution, potentially allowing administrators and developers to pinpoint the cause of thorny performance issues with more accuracy.
Microsoft takes off the gloves with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
In Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released a combination of operating system updates that we find very compelling. Microsoft has joined much of the rest of the industry in annual release roll-ups with feature additions, and this time, they listened to the critics. More interesting are the one-upmanship features targeted directly at its virtualization and cloud competition. Some were stunning, despite a few strange and perhaps anecdotal basic problems that we found.
Salesforce.com and HP to offer 'Superpod' for large enterprises
Customers of Salesforce.com who want their own dedicated infrastructure within the vendor's cloud will now be able to get one through a partnership with Hewlett-Packard.
Oracle seeks to boost Java
Oracle has joined the industry consortium HSA Foundation, which is developing standards to make it easier for programmers to take advantage of GPUs and other processor types for faster code execution.
What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce, in pictures
Salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce conference will kick off next week in San Francisco, and with a reported 120,000 people registered to attend in person and virtually, it will be the cloud software vendor's biggest shindig yet.
IT careers: Should you be an SVP?
Attaining the title of CIO was once as high as a techie could rise. Now we're in the 'age of the ampersand' as IT pros add VP, SVP, EVP or CVP onto their business cards. But do the new titles mean anything?
PaaS market to reach $14B by 2017, IDC says
The global market for PaaS (platform as a service) is set to leap from US$3.8 billion last year to more than $14 billion in 2017 as companies look to cut infrastructure costs and speed up application development, according to newly released research from analyst firm IDC.
Thumbing nose at Oracle, Rimini Street to file for IPO
Third-party software support provider Rimini Street is moving ahead with its expected plans for an initial public offering, even as it awaits a showdown in court with Oracle.
Oracle to halt support for GlassFish app server
Oracle will stop offering commercial support for new versions of the open-source GlassFish application server, leaving customers who want such support with the option of licensing the more expensive and proprietary WebLogic Server.
Oracle shareholders vote against Ellison's compensation package
A majority of Oracle shareholders have once again voted against the company's executive pay practices, including for CEO Larry Ellison.
Oracle moves aggressively to poach SAP Business ByDesign customers
Oracle has joined the ranks of ERP software vendors hoping to capitalize on uncertainty among customers of SAP's Business ByDesign software, offering to waive one year of subscription fees to those who migrate to Oracle's competing products.
Oracle eyes optical links as final frontier of data-center scaling
Oracle is exploring silicon photonics, an optical technology drawing widespread interest, as a potential weapon in the battle against data-center power consumption.
Oracle gears up to battle Salesforce.com, IBM with Eloqua update
Oracle is rolling out a series of new features for its Eloqua marketing automation suite, hoping to get a leg up on rivals such as Salesforce.com and IBM in the red-hot software segment.
Microsoft and Symantec push to combat key, code-signed malware
An alarming growth in malware signed with fraudulently obtained keys and code-signing certificates in order to trick users to download harmful code is prompting Microsoft and Symantec to push for tighter controls in the way the world's certificate authorities issue these keys used in code-signing.
Oracle buys sales order automation specialist
Oracle is hoping to differentiate its CRM software from competitors with the acquisition of BigMachines, whose cloud-based system helps salespeople quickly put together and price complex orders.
Oracle Data Integrator 12c ready for real-time analysis
Heeding the call from enterprise customers who clamor for more immediacy in their data-driven reports, Oracle has updated its data-integration software portfolio so that it can more rapidly deliver data to data warehouses and analysis applications.
Oracle acquires Compendium to boost online marketing wares
Oracle has acquired Compendium in an effort to offer a more complete platform for online marketing.
Oracle plugs critical security holes that are putting systems at risk
Oracle fixed on Tuesday 127 security issues in Java, its database and other products, patching some flaws that could let attackers take over systems.
Percona challenges Oracle with alternate MySQL release
Percona continues to nip at Oracle's heels, releasing a free version of the open-source MySQL 5.6 database with advanced features similar to ones in Oracle's paid enterprise edition.
BlackBerry offers itself up to six would-be buyers; Cisco looks like the best fit
BlackBerry has reportedly asked Cisco, Google, SAP, Intel, LG and Samsung separately to consider buying all or parts of its embattled company.
Ellison skips speech, angers users
Many Oracle OpenWorld attendees felt short-changed when Larry Ellison skipped his conference closing keynote to watch an America's Cup yacht race.
Fujitsu won't cede the Unix market to IBM
Smaller vendors would seem to be at a competitive disadvantage in the $9 billion Unix server market, which is in seemingly permanent decline. But one of those smaller vendors, Fujitsu, vows to stay in the market for the long haul.
Wall Street Beat: It's business as usual for tech, but gov't crisis casts shadows
The tech sector appears to be going about business as usual in the face of the U.S. federal government shutdown, but some industry insiders are nervous about a long-term stoppage or, even worse, the possibility of a debt default if a political compromise on the budget is not reached.
Oracle scoffs at charge that Ellison is overpaid
Oracle has fired back against charges by a shareholder advisory group that CEO Larry Ellison's compensation is excessive given the company's performance and when compared to other tech company CEOs.
SAP ramps up venture capital efforts
SAP's venture capital arm has raised $1 billion over the past year as the company tries to land stakes in hot startup companies, both to generate profit down the road and to align itself with the industry's newest technologies.
SAP seeks an edge from NSA surveillance worries
SAP may build a second data center in Australia in order to meet customer demand for locally delivered cloud services in the wake of revelations over the U.S. National Security Agency's Prism surveillance program.
After getting star billing, Oracle's Fusion Applications take a supporting role
Last week's OpenWorld conference made on thing clear: Oracle remains committed to its next-generation Fusion Applications but massive growth in the product line is probably not around the corner.
The America's Cup: nerves, skill and a lot of computers
This year's America's Cup will be remembered for Oracle Team USA's jaw-dropping comeback against Emirates New Zealand, but it should also be remembered for the huge role computers have come to play in the competition.
Oracle Team USA pulls off stunning America's Cup win
He may have angered his customers in the process, but Larry Ellison's Oracle Team USA completed a stunning comeback on Wednesday to snatch the America's Cup sailing trophy from New Zealand in the last race of the competition.
Microsoft sails past Oracle in bringing Java SE to cloud
While Oracle CEO Larry Ellison focuses his attention on the America';s Cup sailing race, Oracle is rushing to keep up in another race, the one to get its Java SE in the cloud.
Oracle OpenWorld attendees fume over Ellison keynote
Oracle customers pay handsome fees to attend its OpenWorld conference each year, and many of them felt short-changed Tuesday when Larry Ellison skipped his final keynote to watch an America's Cup sailing race.
Club sues Oracle over unpaid $33,540 tab
A San Francisco strip club has filed a lawsuit against Oracle, alleging an employee of the software giant didn't pay a $33,540 bill run up over two days last year.
Ellison skips OpenWorld keynote to watch America's Cup
Larry Ellison had a choice on Tuesday afternoon: watch a crucial race for his America's Cup sailing team or deliver a keynote to thousands of customers and partners at Oracle OpenWorld. In the end, the Oracle CEO stayed down by the water.
Oracle takes the fight to Amazon, Salesforce.com with new cloud services
Oracle is offering a series of new services that position it as a one-stop shop for all things cloud and directly target the likes of Amazon Web Services and Salesforce.com.
SAP HANA isn't 'even comparable' to Oracle's in-memory technology, Hurd says
While SAP has made no secret of its desire to lure customers running Oracle databases over to its own HANA in-memory platform, any doubt that Oracle would fight back has been erased.
Oracle pushes into database-as-a-service
Oracle has hyped its new 12c database as faster and more powerful than ones that have come before, and now it's highlighting the release's ability to easily serve up multiple databases of varying size and scope according to a particular user's needs.
Oracle's 'big data' push gets even bigger
Oracle is doubling down on "big data" with a number of new products and enhancements to existing ones, in hopes that customers looking to analyze massive amounts of information for business insights will in turn invest further in Oracle.
Java exploits seen as huge menace so far this year
Java was the most targeted development platform for exploit attacks during the first half of the year, and attacks have increasingly shifted to zero-day vulnerabilities, according to F-Secure's new threat report.
Larry Ellison takes $1 salary, declines bonus, still lands $78 million
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, who consistently ranks among the highest paid CEOs in the U.S., took an 18% pay cut this year. His total compensation, valued at $78.4 million, is down from $96.2 million in 2012.
Ellison promises 'ungodly' speed with new in-memory Oracle database option
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has thrown his gauntlet down in the burgeoning market for in-memory computing, announcing a new option for Oracle's flagship database at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
Oracle preps NetBeans for a mobile Web future
China-based hacking group behind hundreds of attacks on U.S. companies
A group of between 50 and 100 professional hackers operating out of China has been systematically targeting businesses, military and government agencies around the world since at least 2009, security vendor Symantec said in a report released on Tuesday.
Cisco, EMC coalition supports Oracle, VDI
VCE, the data center-focused joint venture formed by Cisco and EMC/VMware, this week rolled out converged infrastructure systems designed to support the latest technology from the founding companies as well as specialized offerings for Oracle and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.
Oracle to put on its innovation game face at OpenWorld
Oracle's annual OpenWorld conference is less than a week away, and as usual the vendor is expected to make a slew of new product and strategy announcements.
Why HP's Successful Turnaround Is Closer Than It Looks
Hewlett-Packard's turnaround effort under CEO Meg Whitman, like an object in the rearview mirror, is closer than it appears. Credit the impending success on strategic partnerships, good hires and a broad view of the future of tech.
Oracle finally adds whitelisting capabilities to Java
Oracle added a feature in Java that lets companies control what specific Java applets are allowed to run on their endpoint computers, which could help them better manage Java security risks.
Dell goes private as shareholders approve $24.9 billion deal
Shareholders have voted to approve a US$24.9 billion buyout of the company by founder and CEO Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners.
Review: VMware Workstation 10 turns to tablets
The best desktop virtualization software for techs adds support for Surface Pro sensors and more polish
Workday aims anew at Oracle with planned software for higher ed
Workday is hoping to give rival Oracle and other ERP vendors fits with an upcoming product aimed at institutions of higher education.
Workday rolls out Big Data Analytics module
Workday has unveiled a new software module for its cloud-based human capital management (HCM) application that allows customers to analyze data from both Workday and third-party sources.
Salesforce.com's Benioff lays out future strategies
Salesforce.com's second-quarter earnings conference call featured the usual dose of chest-thumping by CEO Marc Benioff as the company posted US$957 million in revenue and raised its full fiscal year forecast to at least $4 billion.
New SPARC M6 chip runs Oracle software faster
Oracle's database and high-performance workloads will run faster with the company's latest SPARC M6 chip, which has been tuned specially for the Oracle products.
Server revenue continues to slide on weak demand, says IDC
The server business continued to slide in the second quarter with worldwide revenue and unit sales down, IDC said Tuesday.
COBOL-based system for $160B pension fund is a political football
A COBOL (common business oriented language)-based system used to support New York's US$160 billion state pension fund has become the subject of controversy, with some officials claiming it poses a potential security risk and others defending it as "battle-tested," albeit set to be replaced.
Ellison to talk in-memory database, Oracle PaaS at OpenWorld
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison typically uses his annual OpenWorld conference keynotes to deliver the company's biggest announcements and strategic positioning. This year it's in-memory database and platform as a service offerings.
SAP takes fight to Salesforce.com, Oracle with social intelligence app
Many companies have begun using specialized software to analyze what people are saying about their products and services on social media, and now SAP says it can help them match up individuals' social profiles with customer history data from CRM (customer relationship management) systems.
Oracle unveils HTML5-based mobile BI app designer
Oracle is latching onto the self-service BI (business intelligence) trend with a new tool for creating HTML5-based mobile applications.
Cybercriminals add exploit for patched Java flaw to their arsenal
Cybercriminals were quick to integrate a newly released exploit for a Java vulnerability patched in June into a tool used to launch mass attacks against users, an independent malware researcher warned.
Oracle trots out virtualization appliance, taking on NetApp and EMC
Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.
Larry Ellison forecasts Apple's doom
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison in an interview on CBS yesterday praised Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, calling him 'our Edison,' and argued that without him, Apple would lose its status as a technology leader.
Oracle gives MySQL Workbench a new look
Oracle has revamped the user interface for its MySQL Workbench administration software, streamlining a number of routine operations and adding some new time-saving features as well.
Buried in software licensing
IT leaders are fed up with the perpetual-license-plus-maintenance approach to enterprise software purchases, and they're tired of running on the upgrade treadmill simply for the sake of keeping their software maintenance status current. Here's a look at how they're breaking free.
How to Tell Whether an IT Vendor Sells 'Solutions' or Just Products
There's a subtle but important difference between IT products and IT solutions. Both have their rightful place, but buying a product when you need a solution--and vice versa--can be costly. Unfortunately, product-pushers aren't always easy to spot.
Microsoft to clean up after Oracle's patch mess again next week
Microsoft will deliver eight security updates next week to patch dangerous vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and the business-critical Exchange Server, as well as less-serious bugs in all versions of Windows.
Oracle rolls out virtual appliances for its 12c database
Oracle has moved quickly to provide virtualization support for its recently released 12c database, saying this week that a set of virtual machine templates for the product are now available.
SAP outlines plans for Hybris, push into 'omni-commerce'
SAP has given customers a peek into how it will compete with the likes of Oracle and IBM in the growing market around CEM (customer experience management) software with the acquisition of commerce software vendor Hybris.
Oracle adds Exalytics appliance software
Oracle has introduced a new software package for its Exalytics high-performance analytics appliance that in some cases, will be mandatory.
Trade group reports Oracle Sparc T5 ads to FTC
An advertising industry oversight group has reported Oracle to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission after the vendor allegedly failed to comply with previous rulings.
Oracle's next 'engineered system' to involve virtualization
Oracle is preparing to roll out the latest member of its family of "engineered systems" that combine software and hardware, with the upcoming product focused on virtualization.
Oracle, CedarCrestone settle lawsuit over third-party support
Oracle has settled a lawsuit it brought last year against a former partner it alleged was providing third-party support for its PeopleSoft application in an illegal fashion.
Oracle OpenWorld: What to expect
This year's Oracle OpenWorld conference is still a couple of months away, but the vendor has already provided an ample sneak peek into what's in store for attendees of the show.
Oracle sues companies it says provide Solaris OS support illegally
Oracle is continuing to crack down on companies it claims are providing support services for its products in an illegal fashion.
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Oracle trolls open-source in DoD white paper
Stop! Pay Larry.
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is ruffling penguin feathers with its latest salvo against open source. Without a hint of irony, the company known for open-source projects such as Java and MySQL is telling military customers to ditch free software -- in preference to its own, proprietary code, natch. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers feed the trolls...
'Ungodly' -- Larry Ellison, on in-core Oracle 12c DB perf
Larry joins the in-memory club at OOW13. Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) has gotten in-memory religion, finally. Speaking in his OpenWorld 2013 keynote, CEO Ellison pontificated about how fast it is (as if we didn't know). He also unveiled some hardware and cracked some bad jokes. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers are glad there are still at least some personalities in this market.
Patch Tuesday history with a touch of critical and important
Patch Tuesday as we know it is nine years old this month – with the first release cycle raising a good deal of criticism and then relief from enterprise customers. Patch Tuesday is a huge success for consumers and enterprise clients alike.
Larry Ellison joins the 'Apple is doomed' generation
"Et tu, Brute?" Oracle CEO and close friend of Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, joins the "Apple is doomed" generation this morning when he tells 'CBS This Morning' that he thinks Apple is lost without its founder.
There are a dozen known flaws in Java
Oracle released a new version of Java less than a week ago. Yet, there are already a dozen known, un-patched bugs in this latest release (Java 7 update 17). Didn't take long. It never does.
Apple closes Java hack, and why it's time to switch Java off
The Apple critics are dancing their dance once again today following news of a Java-based malware attack on Macs. But, given Java is the bad boy in the room, shouldn't critics and Kool-Aid drinkers alike just do the right thing and switch Java off for good?
New Java from Oracle. Whoopee. Update ASAP.
Oracle today released updates to both Java 7 and Java 6. These updates fix a ton of security flaws and were rushed out the door because at least one flaw was being actively attacked. Anyone running Java on Windows, Linux. Solaris or OS X Lion and Mountain Lion should update as soon as possible. Apple also updated their copy of Java 6 for Snow Leopard users.
Yet another Java security flaw discovered - Number 53
The river of security flaws in Java just keeps flowing. Today, January 27th, Adam Gowdiak of Security Enterprises, announced that he has found yet another vulnerability. This one lets an unsigned Java program run inside a web page even when the Java 7 Update 11 security rules should prevent it.
Understanding the new security in Java 7 Update 11
The recently released Java 7 Update 11 changed security rules that had just been introduced last month with Update 10. Here I explain the rules for running Java programs embedded in web pages.
Oracle patches Java 7 security flaw with Update 11
Oracle just released Java 7 Update 11 to fix the latest Java security flaw.
How to be as safe as possible with Java
Everything you ever wanted to know about the latest Java security flaw and how to live with Java as safely as possible.
Ban Java NOW? Yet another zero-day rears its ugly head.
Another quarter, another Java zero-day. Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) is staying silent over confirmed sightings of a 'widely exploited,' unpatched security hole in Java. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers fall over themselves to tell us to just uninstall it already.
Choosing between Java version 6 or 7
When it comes to Java, the latest is probably not the greatest.
The ugly side of the latest Java updates
It's all over the news that Java was just updated to fix a huge number of bugs. But a very big flaw remains. And, Java still defaults to self-updating once a month. No big deal? It is for Windows users, since modifying this is not at all straightforward. Mac users on Lion and Mountain Lion are also in a new ugly situation with Java.
Another critical Java vulnerability puts 1 billion users at risk
Yet another new critical Java vulnerability was discovered by researchers at Security Explorations. This Java bug is even worse than the last and puts one billion users of Oracle’s Java SE (Java 5, 6 and 7) at risk. It could be exploited using these browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari. If you visit a malicious website, attackers who exploit this Java bug could gain total control of your PC. Here's my interview with Adam Gowdiak, CEO of Security Exploration, the firm that disclosed this newest critical Java flaw.