Want to learn Java? Play this game

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an immersive, first-person player video game designed to teach students in elementary and high schools how to program in Java.

Russian hacker behind Apple OS worm

Security expert Brian Krebs has identified the Russian hacker who made a fortune out of the poor security on Apple's operating system last year.

Java in danger of Oracle stranglehold

The CEO of CloudBees has warned that Oracle has a stranglehold over the Java community which it believes will do its bidding.

Microsoft is latest victim of Java hack

Microsoft's admitted that it, too, was recently hit by hackers using the same techniques as recent attacks on Facebook and Apple, but says that no customer data has been compromised. In an announcement slipped out late on Friday night, the company says it chose not to reveal the breach until it had investigated fully.

Apple confirms it was targeted by hackers

Apple has positively identified a strain of malware which infected a limited number of Mac systems via a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers.

Mozilla blocks plugins by default

Mozilla says it's planning to change the way Firefox loads all third party plugins apart from Flash Player, blocking them by default. It will no longer load them automatically, instead using Click to Play.

Oracle releases fix for Java flaw - but it may not be enough

Oracle has moved quickly to release a patch for a major security flaw in Java, after the Department of Homeland Security advised users to disable or remove the software.

Shift to Ruby helped Twitter survive election night

People sent more than 31 million election-related tweets on Tuesday, says Twitter - and the Fail Whale was nowhere to be seen.

Leap second crashes high-profile websites

The addition of a 'leap second' to universal clock time on Saturday caused havoc on the web over the weekend - despite the fact that there was plenty of warning.

Victory for Google in Android patent case

Jurors have sided with Google in its long-running patent battle with Oracle, saying Android doesn't infringe on Oracle patents.

Jury gives mixed verdict in Oracle-Google lawsuit

In a decision that will satisfy nobody, the jury in the Oracle-Google copyright case has concluded that Google did indeed infringe Oracle's Java copyrights - but failed to agree whether Google's actions amounted to 'fair use'.

Larry Page 'can't recall' Java licensing talks

Google CEO Larry Page has told a jury his company 'did nothing wrong' by using Java software, acquired by Oracle when it took over Sun Microsystems, in its Android products.

Trojan infects more than half a million Macs

More than 600,000 Apple Macs - half of them in the US - are believed to be infected with the Flashback trojan.

Targeted attacks plague cyber landscape

Targeted attacks are currently plaguing the cyber landscape, with an increasing number exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities to breach digital perimeters.

Founder of Java now working for Google

What kind of credentials does it take to get a job at Google nowadays?

Smartphone malware at an all-time high

PC and Mac users are more educated than ever about viruses and phishing attacks, so what's a hacker to do? Turn his attention to smartphones, of course.

Microsoft issues warning over wave of Java attacks

 Microsoft security expert has warned that Java-based malware attacks are on the rise.

AMD optimizes Java execution with Aparapi

AMD recently introduced Aparapi - A PARallel API - that allows Java workloads to be optionally executed on a GPU.

DHS fails cyber-security audit

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has utterly failed an extensive cyber-security audit conducted by the agency's own Inspector General (IG).

Oracle sues Google over use of Java in Android

In what's set to be one of the biggest-ever patent fights in the tech industry, Oracle has accused Google of infringing several of its Java patents with the development of Android.