The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Computers, Phones & Internet / Apple User's Group
|Subject: Don't "fix" Java, kill it,||Date: 1/13/2013 7:35 PM|
|Author: captainccs||Number: 62007 of 64162|
Forget Oracle's Latest Java Patch. Just Kill The Program In Your Browser For Good
After months of inaction and even a warning from the Department of Homeland Security, Oracle has finally released a fix for yet another security vulnerability in its ubiquitous and notoriously buggy Java software. But there’s already been a fix available that’s remain simpler and far more effective: Kick your Java habit altogether.
Russian security firm Kaspersky reported in its third quarter analysis of security threats that Java was exploited in fully 56% of all known attacks that took advantage of vulnerabilities in software. And last summer, a Java vulnerability was used by the Flashback malware to create the first known large-scale botnet of Macs, which numbered more than 600,000 at its peak.
|Copyright 1996-2013 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|