Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 20th Jan 2011 21:16 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "In 2010, exploited Java vulnerabilities outpaced the exploit of Adobe Reader and Acrobat," Landesman, senior security researcher at Cisco, said. "Java was 3.5 times more frequently exploited than were malicious PDFs. That really spells out the need for paying attention to what's making the headlines but also paying attention to the types of things that aren't making the headlines."
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RE: Apple meet orange
by kaiwai on Fri 21st Jan 2011 08:49 UTC in reply to "Apple meet orange"
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Java was 3.5 times more frequently exploited than were malicious PDFs

So a framework that is used to create 1000's of applications is being compared to a single application. Nice. Me like like logic lots!

It was also compared to Adobe Flash which is also a framework located on millions of computers - more computers and devices than I'd say Java is loaded onto and being used on a regular basis.

I see so many end users with Java installed but they never use anything that requires it! My neighbours were looking at it wondering what the heck it was and whether they needed it. How many end users out there want to get rid of it but scared that they might break something - I'd say many.

If there is one thing I remove as soon as I get a PC it is the preloaded crap - Java being top of that list.

Edited 2011-01-21 08:49 UTC

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