Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 22:20 UTC
Mac OS X Six months ago, a certain security flaw in Java was fixed by Sun. This flaw was present in OpenJDK, GIJ, icedtea and Sun's JRE, but it got fixed in those. There's one important shipping Java implementation that still has not been fixed to remove this security flaw: Apple's Java.
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bummer...
by Chatbox on Wed 20th May 2009 09:09 UTC
Chatbox
Member since:
2007-03-06

Hate it that I can't even trust an OS's implementation of JRE, and have to resort to running a separate OS in a VM.

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RE: bummer... - that's a good practice
by jabbotts on Wed 20th May 2009 14:27 in reply to "bummer..."
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Being able to pop open an easily restored VM for untrusted sites is just a good idea all around. Even with 64bit flashplayer now on my Mandriva or a near bulletproof Windows install (thanks to third party software), there isn't a site that can't wait five minutes while a Windows VM boots from a clean restore point.

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