If you’re installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor’s sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn’t dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience.
And yet that’s exactly what Oracle seems to be up to with its (sadly necessarily frequent) security updates for Java.
As Ed Bott explains in this excellent article, when the world was rushing to install an essential Java security update last week, the software vendor attempted to install a third-party toolbar and change your browser’s search engine…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter or Mastodon to read more of the exclusive content we post.