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[4]: That was painful
by Straho on Tue 6th Dec 2011 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: That was painful"
Straho
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2011-09-30

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough.
I didn't said that java plugins are smart decision, they are awful. Flash is peace of shit also.
I just say that it's not Java/Oracle fault, just because from what I read there have update for issues and this is just cheap anti-advertising from MS. To blame platform because lazy developers and uneducated users is ridiculous.
That's really simple: vulnerability is found, now everybody knows about it, I begin to exploit vulnerability, updates are produce, nobody use them, I still exploit vulnerability.

MS allow outdated and cracked software on Windows. That made it the most popular "General purpose OS for masses on desktop and laptops". But everything has good and bad side, article is about bad side.

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