Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 23:47 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Java "Java is a programming language that allows developers to write once and deploy everywhere - from high-end gaming desktops to smartphones. Its OS-agnostic and widespread nature is one of its strongest selling points, but one area where it can fall flat is performance. Generally, Java applications are not going to perform as well as native applications written for a specific OS. However, thanks to Project Sumatra that performance gap may soon become less of an issue."
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RE[4]: Security
by kwan_e on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Security"
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"Except with Java, isn't the vulnerability potentially cross platform?

You have to break out of the sandbox and what you do afterwards is platform dependent.

But does it? If a Java vulnerability allows the VM itself to be controlled, the exploit can just run Java code with full permissions.

Much like how in the past, MS Office's Visual Basic potentially allowed malware to run on a Mac (again, not a security expert, so I don't know if it ended up being just hype, like Y2K).

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