Linked by lucas_maximus on Mon 5th Dec 2011 17:23 UTC
Java Patch up warmly this winter if you're running Java. That's the advice from .NET shop Microsoft, which reckons Oracle's platform is the single biggest target for hackers. Java proved the single most popular target in the 12-month period to the end of June, according to Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report has found here Running Java as a Web-browser Plugin is much more dangerous than Flash, and should disable the Java Applet Plugin.
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RE[2]: That was painful
by Straho on Tue 6th Dec 2011 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE: That was painful"
Straho
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2011-09-30

I honestly don't even know why Java is installed on most peoples machines.

I have same problem with windows.

The number-one exploit was CVE-2010-0840, affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), disclosed in March 2010 and addressed with an Oracle update the same month.

Oracle produce update for the number-one exploit the same month when it's found, so what's the problem.
May be I don't understand all article, but still from what I understand - Java has security problems (yes, all platforms have them), Oracle update them the same month (good for Oracle unlike other companies), "Keep all software in your environment up to date, not just Windows" ("Don't play with fire!", says my grandmother).

Edited 2011-12-06 09:08 UTC

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