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Nothing new, there's always exploit after exploit in every Java update. To expect anything else from them is... well... stupid.
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So Java 6 update 35 is probably safe?
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Javascript != java so you're fine smile.gif
It was just my alpha version of firefox (Aurora) that was messing with me i think. I have downgraded to release version since i dont want anymore trouble.
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Do you have to totally disable Java system wide, or only in browsers? Pretty much all my assignments are in Java, so disabling the JRE is a non option for me sadly.
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Do you have to totally disable Java system wide, or only in browsers? Pretty much all my assignments are in Java, so disabling the JRE is a non option for me sadly.

I'd disable your assignments... biggrin.gif
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Security is hard... seriously hard.

Not to pick a stupid fight with a mod, but Security is not hard. It is actually so easy a three year old could do it. But security with services is difficult. I am the first person to say, Java, as in the Oracle mess, needs to die. It will die as soon as html5 is fully accepted. Seriously, androids use of java will end up holding the whole system back. Java was great 10 years ago, but today, it really does not have a place in the world. Not because the code is bad, but because who owns that code. Fixing a few bugs in 1 year is just not going to work. But the CEO of Oracle is more interested in law suits and buying personal islands then creating a good source code.

But if you are insisting on using Java atleast create two different products, one java project just for the desktop and one java project just for the web, they would be 1000% more secure then they are now. When you build a house, do you add an automatic sliding front door? Then why does Java have one with its plugin?

Java for the internet just needs to die. There is really no need for the language anymore.

Nope, it's hard. Programming something secure, is not easy. How much time is spent on stuff like DRM, only to have it cracked within hours? There are teams of programmers that spend years on things like Windows, and security vulnerabilities are found in OSes that took years to find. There are combinations of thousands of things that developers cannot always anticipate.
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Nope, it's hard. Programming something secure, is not easy. How much time is spent on stuff like DRM, only to have it cracked within hours? There are teams of programmers that spend years on things like Windows, and security vulnerabilities are found in OSes that took years to find. There are combinations of thousands of things that developers cannot always anticipate.

So true. Couldn't have put it better myself.
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post #28 of 35
I forgot I even disabled Java..

Java is useful for what, again? biggrin.gif
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I haven't had a use for java in years and never have it installed
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That was quick.
Edited by PyroTechNiK - 9/2/12 at 1:40am
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