Linked by lucas_maximus on Mon 5th Dec 2011 17:23 UTC
Java Patch up warmly this winter if you're running Java. That's the advice from .NET shop Microsoft, which reckons Oracle's platform is the single biggest target for hackers. Java proved the single most popular target in the 12-month period to the end of June, according to Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report has found here Running Java as a Web-browser Plugin is much more dangerous than Flash, and should disable the Java Applet Plugin.
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But what Microsoft needs urgently (but will never do it) is to create a way to incorporate the concept of user maintained, centralized versioned repositories, like Linux has for ages.

"Technically" you can use WSUS with System Center Updates Publisher to provide vendor based repositories. So far only Adobe (Flash, Reader, Acrobat), Oracle (JRE), and Dell (Drivers, tools, etc, etc) have active repositories I believe, and only with the latest versions of their software.

Edited 2011-12-05 21:12 UTC

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