Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th Jul 2011 19:08 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption ACROS Security has discovered a vulnerability in Sun Java, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading an executable file in an insecure manner when an out of memory condition occurs.
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RE[2]: Nice
by WorknMan on Tue 12th Jul 2011 21:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice"
WorknMan
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Then you're not on Windows, I guess? Considering you're such a security nut. Or you're just a person with a personal grudge against Java.


Well, Windows itself is not inherently insecure, unless you run insecure programs, like Java. For this reason, I don't run Java at all, and only Flash when absolutely necessary, with Flashblock turned on at all times, except for a handful of sites that I have whitelisted.

(Of course, Java itself isn't actually a program if you want to get technical about it, which makes it even worse.)

Edited 2011-07-12 21:45 UTC

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