Oracle to stop patching Java 6 in February 2013

Oracle to stop patching Java 6 in February 2013 Java 6 will be retired from security support in less than two months, and users and businesses should prepare now for its demise, experts said today. Oracle will publicly patch Java 6 for the last time on Feb. 19, 2013. After that date, only enterprises with contract support plans will receive security updates, according to the Java support roadmap. That means consumers and most businesses should upgrade to Java 7 as soon as possible, said security professionals Wednesday. “If you’re not able to upgrade [to Java 7], you’d better have...

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