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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RE[2]: That was painful
by Straho on Tue 6th Dec 2011 09:08 UTC in reply to "RE: That was painful"
Straho
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2011-09-30

I honestly don't even know why Java is installed on most peoples machines.

I have same problem with windows.

The number-one exploit was CVE-2010-0840, affecting the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), disclosed in March 2010 and addressed with an Oracle update the same month.

Oracle produce update for the number-one exploit the same month when it's found, so what's the problem.
May be I don't understand all article, but still from what I understand - Java has security problems (yes, all platforms have them), Oracle update them the same month (good for Oracle unlike other companies), "Keep all software in your environment up to date, not just Windows" ("Don't play with fire!", says my grandmother).

Edited 2011-12-06 09:08 UTC

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RE[3]: That was painful
by lucas_maximus on Tue 6th Dec 2011 13:21 in reply to "RE[2]: That was painful"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I have same problem with windows.


You are obviously a bit of a cock.

Let me explain this to you. Windows with all its various problems is still the best General purpose OS for masses on desktop and laptops.

Oracle produce update for the number-one exploit the same month when it's found, so what's the problem.
May be I don't understand all article, but still from what I understand - Java has security problems (yes, all platforms have them), Oracle update them the same month (good for Oracle unlike other companies), "Keep all software in your environment up to date, not just Windows" ("Don't play with fire!", says my grandmother).


The Java plugin is a total waste of time these days ... however flash has far more attention paid to it, however the flash plugin is pretty good for playing video and games on.

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RE[4]: That was painful
by djrikki on Tue 6th Dec 2011 13:45 in reply to "RE[3]: That was painful"
djrikki Member since:
2011-09-02

Most popular != Best

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RE[4]: That was painful
by Straho on Tue 6th Dec 2011 15:27 in reply to "RE[3]: That was painful"
Straho Member since:
2011-09-30

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough.
I didn't said that java plugins are smart decision, they are awful. Flash is peace of shit also.
I just say that it's not Java/Oracle fault, just because from what I read there have update for issues and this is just cheap anti-advertising from MS. To blame platform because lazy developers and uneducated users is ridiculous.
That's really simple: vulnerability is found, now everybody knows about it, I begin to exploit vulnerability, updates are produce, nobody use them, I still exploit vulnerability.

MS allow outdated and cracked software on Windows. That made it the most popular "General purpose OS for masses on desktop and laptops". But everything has good and bad side, article is about bad side.

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RE[4]: That was painful
by Shkaba on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:10 in reply to "RE[3]: That was painful"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22


Let me explain this to you. Windows with all its various problems is still the best General purpose OS for masses on desktop and laptops.


And let me explain this to you: java is the most common used middle tier runtime for all enterprises. NET comes in a distant third. Take a guess as to why this report should be taken with a ROCK of salt.

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