Oracle has released Java Standard Edition (SE) 8, Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, and Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 8.
Private messages delivering what seems to be an image are spreading like wildfire on Facebook, as the file in question triggers the download of a Trojan that compromises the victims' computer and Facebook account to spread the malware further.
When compared with the numbers from the previous year, 2013 has seen an increase in reported security vulnerabilities and, what's more, the number of critical vulnerabilities has also risen - although it's considerably smaller than in 2009.
Kaspersky Lab researchers have recently analysed a piece of malware that works well on all three of the most popular computer operating systems - the only thing that it needs to compromise targeted computers is for them to run a flawed version of Java.
The official website of well-known toy maker Hasbro has been compromised and found serving malware to unsuspecting visitors on a number of occasions during the last few weeks.