Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 20th Jan 2011 21:16 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "In 2010, exploited Java vulnerabilities outpaced the exploit of Adobe Reader and Acrobat," Landesman, senior security researcher at Cisco, said. "Java was 3.5 times more frequently exploited than were malicious PDFs. That really spells out the need for paying attention to what's making the headlines but also paying attention to the types of things that aren't making the headlines."
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RE: update java
by Delgarde on Thu 20th Jan 2011 21:58 UTC in reply to "update java"
Delgarde
Member since:
2008-08-19

Newer versions *do* auto-update, just like Firefox or any other decent modern software.

But I imagine it's a big issue for the corporate world, who are more likely to be running ancient Java versions for support reasons. I know I just found an issue with the ancient 1.4 version one of our clients are running - it's fixed in newer versions, but they don't want to pay to get things certified.

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RE[2]: update java
by Lennie on Fri 21st Jan 2011 00:10 in reply to "RE: update java"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Just disable the plugin in the browser, what webpage still uses Java-applets ? Really ?

Edited 2011-01-21 00:11 UTC

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RE[3]: update java
by WorknMan on Fri 21st Jan 2011 01:56 in reply to "RE[2]: update java"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Just disable the plugin in the browser, what webpage still uses Java-applets ? Really ?


Only a few that I have seen, but not enough to bother with installing it. Flash is still a necessary evil, so I run it with flashblock on. Fortunately though, I've been able to get by without Java.

Wasn't one of the whole points of Java (besides the 'run everywhere thing, that doesn't really work so much) is that it was supposed to be more secure running in a VM?

Edited 2011-01-21 01:57 UTC

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RE[3]: update java
by dvhh on Fri 21st Jan 2011 09:29 in reply to "RE[2]: update java"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

in the scientific/academic world it is still widely used for data display.

And I want to play minecraft too :p

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RE[3]: update java
by nt_jerkface on Fri 21st Jan 2011 14:31 in reply to "RE[2]: update java"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Banking websites for one. They use Java for electronic check deposits.

But anyone who doesn't have such a need should uninstall it.

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