5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week


Oracle has had a tough run with Java lately. After taking heat from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over a major browser vulnerability last month, Oracle this week was forced to issue an early, out-of-band security update for Java to fix a wide range of holes, including a zero-day flaw that had already been exploited by hackers. Despite Java's standing as one of the most widely used programming languages in the world, the software's reputation is taking a big hit -- as is Oracle's.