Linked by David Adams on Wed 18th May 2011 02:53 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption Microsoft published volume 10 of the its Security Intelligence Report which provides perspectives on software vulnerabilities, software vulnerability exploits, malicious and potentially unwanted software, and security breaches in both Microsoft and third party software. Microsoft found out that vulnerabilities in applications versus operating systems or web browsers continued to account for a large majority of all vulnerabilities in 2010, although the total number of application vulnerabilities declined 22.2 percent from 2009. The exploitation of Java vulnerabilities sharply increased in the second quarter of 2010 and surpassed every other exploitation category that the MMPC tracks, including generic HTML/scripting exploits, operating system exploits, and document exploits.
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RE[2]: Comment by sagum
by WorknMan on Wed 18th May 2011 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by sagum"
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I don't run Java myself, and this is just one of the reasons why. Flash is sort of a 'necessary evil', since a lot of the web uses it. Fortunately, Java is not, at least for me. I don't run any apps that use it.

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