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[2]: Apple meet orange
by testadura on Fri 21st Jan 2011 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple meet orange"
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Well, the Java distribution on the Windows platform is a mess indeed. It's bulky and has a malfunctioning update mechanism. Oracle could learn some things from Adobe about how they provide the Flash plugin.

But besides this, I really like the Java platform. And for a lot of uses Java is still a necessary. Our clients make use of an applet (embedded in a webapp) to login and sign data using a smartcard. This applet works on Linux/OSX/Windows as long as the native drivers are available. I could not think of a better way to make our webapp communicate with a smartcard on the clients machine on all major platforms.

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