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Java Continues to be Hackers' Darling


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:55 AM

Java's ubiquity combined with its propensity to stay out of date on a large chunk of its install base makes it an ideal target for hackers. This is enough to ensure that whenever the subject of third-party software vulnerabilities crops up for discussion Java is somewhere at the top of the ensuing list of those most vulnerable. According to the latest volume of Microsoft's Security Intelligence Report, Java was responsible for the largest number of attacks in the first half of 2011.


More: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/java_continues_be_hackers_darling

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:05 PM

It's the internet element of Java that is of most concern. This is why by default I have Java disabled. I enable it only if there is a specific site that requires Java for it to function properly. In my case, that is very rare.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:18 AM

Thug, you're always first with the good news of the morning. :lol:

Orange Blossom, good morning and welcome to the weekend.

With regards to disabling Java, I'm afraid I've always been unclear as to how that is done. I primarily use FF - although I've IE and Chrome installed on my machine as well - is there a 'how-to' posted here at BC that would tell me how to go about doing that for FF, and/or the other browsers as well?

Everything is updated and patched (ran my Secunia this morning = 100%) but, if I'm reading Thug's post/links correctly, an updated Java still appears to be a concern, yes?

Any light you can shine in my direction would be greatly appreciate.

Onward,

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 06:26 AM

Thug, you're always first with the good news of the morning. :lol:


Just tellin' it like it is lol! :whistle:




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