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[5]: update java
by WorknMan on Fri 21st Jan 2011 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: update java"
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As far as updating, one of the reasons that there are so many old, insecure JVMs out in the wild is the pure ridiculous number of corporate apps that somehow flat out refuse to run on anything but the version they were created with, which often end up being 1.5.

Sounds like IE6 all over again ;) lol

That's the thing about corporate apps... somebody writes it, leaves the company (or was a contract programmer), and those left behind don't have a farking clue how it works.

Wonder how many hundreds of thousands of apps written in VB5/6 out there are still being used that were written in the mid-to-late 90's. Or anybody ever ran into one of those Excel macros from hell that was written about 15 years ago, and the entire company depends on?

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