Computerworld Blogs - Oracle en Oracle in trouble? End-of-year results show Q4 loss, as stock dives 9% <p> <b><i>Larry puts on a brave face.</i></b></p> <p> Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) stock dropped like a stone after the markets closed yesterday. Results show the company actually losing money last quarter. Why?&nbsp;<em>Mumble-mumble</em>, something to do with the Venezuelan bol&iacute;var, <em>mumble-mumble</em>. From a median day price of $42.73, shares dived to a low of $38.96, before slowly recovering some ground. At the time of writing, the price is again moving south of $39.90.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers believe the real reason is the ever-onward march to the cloud.</p> financial results Oracle ORCL Venezuela Cloud Computing Data Center Databases Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:06:40 +0000 Richi Jennings 24044 at Oracle trolls open-source in DoD white paper <p> <b><i>Stop! Pay Larry.</i></b><br /> 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 <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers feed the trolls...</p> DoD open source Oracle ORCL Applications Databases Government/Industries Linux and Unix Open Source Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:30:16 +0000 Richi Jennings 22979 at 'Ungodly' -- Larry Ellison, on in-core Oracle 12c DB perf <p> <i>Larry joins the in-memory club at OOW13.</i> 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&#39;t know). He also unveiled some hardware and cracked some bad jokes. In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers are glad there are still at least some personalities in this market.</p> Larry Ellison OOW13 OOW2013 OpenWorld Oracle ORCL Big Data Business Intelligence/Analytics Cloud Computing Data Center Data Storage Databases Enterprise Architecture Management Servers Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:05:41 +0000 Richi Jennings 22854 at Patch Tuesday history with a touch of critical and important <p> Patch Tuesday as we know it is <a href="">nine years old</a> this month &ndash; 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.</p> Exchange Java Microsoft OpenType Oracle Patch Tuesday Remote Procedure Call Applications Security Windows Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:11:30 +0000 Greg Lambert 22658 at Larry Ellison joins the 'Apple is doomed' generation <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&quot;Et tu, Brute?&quot;&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">O</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">racl</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">e</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&nbsp;CEO and close friend of Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, joins the&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&quot;App</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">l</span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">e is doomed&quot;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&nbsp;generation this morning when he tells&nbsp;</span><em style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&#39;CBS This Morning&#39;</em><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&nbsp;that he thinks Apple</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">&nbsp;is lost without its founder.</span></p> AAPL Apple Apple board innovation invention IOS Larry Ellison Mac Macintosh Oracle smartphones Steve Jobs tablets Tim Cook iOS Mac OS X Smartphones Tablets Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:12:23 +0000 Jonny Evans 22632 at There are a dozen known flaws in Java <p> 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&#39;t take long. It never does.</p> Java Oracle Cybercrime and Hacking Malware and Vulnerabilities Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:54:05 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21883 at Apple closes Java hack, and why it's time to switch Java off <p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The Apple&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">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&#39;t critics and Kool-Aid drinkers alike just do the right thing and switch Java off for good?</span></p> AAPL Apple browser security Cisco cybercrime Facebook hacking Java Mac OS malware Oracle OS X Safari security Cybercrime and Hacking Cyberwarfare Mac OS X Malware and Vulnerabilities Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:39:03 +0000 Jonny Evans 21808 at New Java from Oracle. Whoopee. Update ASAP. <p> 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. &nbsp;Apple also updated their copy of Java 6 for Snow Leopard users.</p> Apple Java Oracle Cybercrime and Hacking Malware and Vulnerabilities Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:58:19 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21725 at Yet another Java security flaw discovered - Number 53 <div> 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.&nbsp;</div> Java Oracle Malware and Vulnerabilities Mon, 28 Jan 2013 04:41:49 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21693 at Understanding the new security in Java 7 Update 11 <div> 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.</div> Java Java 7 Update 11 Java Control Panel Oracle security App Development Cybercrime and Hacking Tue, 22 Jan 2013 06:02:32 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21664 at Oracle patches Java 7 security flaw with Update 11 <p> Oracle just released Java 7 Update 11 to fix the latest Java security flaw.&nbsp;</p> Java Oracle Cybercrime and Hacking Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:25:56 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21627 at How to be as safe as possible with Java <p> Everything you ever wanted to know about the latest Java security flaw and how to live with Java as safely as possible.&nbsp;</p> Java Oracle Cybercrime and Hacking Sun, 13 Jan 2013 04:12:39 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21626 at Ban Java NOW? Yet another zero-day rears its ugly head. <p> Another quarter, another Java zero-day. Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) is staying silent over confirmed sightings of a &#39;widely exploited,&#39; unpatched security hole in Java. In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers fall over themselves to tell us to just uninstall it already.</p> critical Java vulnerability exploits Java Oracle ORCL vulnerabilities zero day Cybercrime and Hacking Malware and Vulnerabilities Security Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:27:55 +0000 Richi Jennings 21622 at Choosing between Java version 6 or 7 <p> When it comes to Java, the latest is probably not the greatest.</p> Java Oracle Desktop Apps Thu, 08 Nov 2012 03:26:23 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21298 at The ugly side of the latest Java updates <p> It&#39;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.</p> Apple Java Oracle Windows Application Security Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:50:57 +0000 Michael Horowitz 21173 at