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Oracle's Java Software Still A Major Worry, Despite Recent Fixes

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7:29 PM
Despite a flurry of recent updates to patch security holes in Oracle's Java software, many experts fear it's only a matter of time before the bug-prone product again exposes millions of computer users to possible cyberattacks.

Oracle's Java software still a major worry, despite recent fixes - San Jose Mercury News
ShorebreakShorebreak2,677 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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1. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 10:22 AM
I will note as I have previously, Java is notoriously full of endless holes leaving one open to security attacks. This is not new, and there is zero reason to think it can ever be fixed. As I have said, you have no need for it, so turn it off permanently -- or you will always be subject to a breach. I turned mine off a few years ago for this very reason -- and I have never had a problem for lack of Java. It is basically outdated and obsolete and gets little use on the Web now. (But don't confuse it with JavaScript. Leave that on.)
me1004me1004373 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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