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.[snip]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. http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/01/13/forget-...Denny Schlesinger
given our dependence on Java for everyday applications…You don't need the browser plugin if you're just running Java apps on the desktop.
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