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[6]: That was painful
by Straho on Tue 6th Dec 2011 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: That was painful"
Straho
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2011-09-30


It called backwards compatibility ... very important for businesses. TBH if a piece of software works why change it?

I and most people I know at least patch security updates on our systems. I'm not sure about Java, but for last 4 years I patched hundreds Oracle DB servers, Red Hat, OEL and HP-UX machines with security and bug fixing patches and they still works.
Most of the companies also pay for software support. For example Quest Software never broke Toad for Oracle for me, but produce some bug fixes, same with Altova. (That's closed software companies, with Open source is even easier.)
Masses are just ignorant and stupid. They care about their cars tires and fuel, to change oil, breaks , but never care about theirs computers systems, personal information, etcetera, etcetera.

Edited 2011-12-06 18:15 UTC

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RE[7]: That was painful
by lucas_maximus on Tue 6th Dec 2011 19:51 in reply to "RE[6]: That was painful"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What are you on about? old Software doesn't not include the bloody runtime that is backwards compatible.

In any event the security problem is the plugin not the Java runtime.

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RE[8]: That was painful
by Straho on Wed 7th Dec 2011 07:51 in reply to "RE[7]: That was painful"
Straho Member since:
2011-09-30

In any event the security problem is the plugin not the Java runtime.

That's what I said - lazy developers doesn't mean bad platform. So this article is cheap MS advertising.

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