IE plays security catch-up, will block outdated Java plug-ins

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 6th, 2014 An update to IE 8 through IE 11 next week will introduce a new warning when users try to run an outmoded Java ActiveX control. Microsoft today said that Internet Explorer (IE) will begin blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls — the browser’s proprietary plug-in format — when the…

Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some Web apps

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By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says. There’s relief available for users who applied a recent Java update that stopped some Web applications from being able to launch. Oracle has issued Java 7 Update 67 which contains…

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

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By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | July 8th, 2014 Eight out of the top 10 universities now use Python to introduce programming, a researcher has found. Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a recent survey posted by the Association for…