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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

TBH the real solution is not to have a plugin installed to your web browser in the first place. There really isn't a need for most users to have the plugin enabled.

Also this isn't just a problem with Windows ... it is a problem with any OS that has the Java plugin installed on a web-browser ... MacOSX had similar problems a couple of years ago, and FireFox disables by default older Java plugins.

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/04/mozilla-disables-insecure-java-p...

I have only seen it used on things like Oracle Forms and some other bespoke internal application and some older websites.

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