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[6]: Security
by kwan_e on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Security"
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Well you can't do anything useful for a malicious intent through Java.
(Unless you are going to send a few emails or something like it)

What if the JVM is connected and authenticated to a database when the malicious program gets control. A malicious program can use JDBC to get sensitive information from that database without needing to go native.

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