Apple, Oracle, the Danish banks and the Danish government, today demonstrates how vulnerable we digital citizens are.
I went to my online bank today. It told me I need to update Java, so I did (even if it is just a week ago I last did that, but hey, it’s Java so…). After doing so, I was met with this when I went to the bank:
The banks and the government use the same “One for All” identity system, NemID, so I tried logging in to the citizen portal, but am told:
It took me a while to find out what was happening. I couldn’t find any information on the web at first, and ended calling my bank’s support, who quickly pointed out that there exists a problem with Mac due to a forced update last night. Mac-brugere i problemer: Netbank virker ikke.
This particular problem’s root cause: Apple again blocks latest version of Java through OS X anti-malware system.