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.
Yes, Oracle has chosen to enable the option to install the Ask Toolbar and meddle with your search engines. Why? Because of profit. They earn more commission, the more people they get to install the third-party software.
You wanted to install the latest version of Java because you wanted to protect yourself against potential attack by cybercriminals. But you have to be really careful not to accidentally install unwanted software like the Ask Toolbar at the same time.
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